Mighty No. 9 engine test footage
posted on 09.30.13 at 09:55 AM EST by (@salromano)
Just over a day left until Kickstarter ends.

Comcept and Inti Creates have debuted the first in-engine footage of Mighty No. 9.

The game is powered by Unreal Engine technology. The footage itself is actually a “super-rough engine test.” The team says “the game will not necessarily look like this video, move like this video, or act lie this video,” and that “this is a completely rough test only, made in literally one week, using all placeholder assets and animation just to test how parts of the engine work.”

Furthermore, they add, “Someday we will look back on this and laugh at how primitive it looks, but for now, for only one week of test work.”

In other Mighty No. 9-related news, Comcept has signed on Mega Man 2 composer Takashi Tateishi. The game’s Kickstarter is currently at $3.03 million in funding, and less than $300,000 away from its PlayStation 4 and Xbox One goals, with 34 hours left until the campaign ends.

Watch the footage below.

  • Fabio Troiano

    Looks awesome! These guys are working fast

  • LastBoss

    Icing on cake!!!

  • DarthBrian

    Looks awesome. Wish I could pledge but I’m broke. Really hoping they hit their PS4/Xbone and 3DS/Vita goals though.

  • Elvick

    I’d prefer 2D.

    • César H. Sandoval

      I like this better, after MMX8, Powered Up and Maverick Hunter going back to “D seems like a step-back.

    • Bob Obb

      Me too but the genre is practically dead. 2D in HD is too much work, and devs are afraid of making pixelated games because of the average gamer’s obsession with graphics.

      • Elvick

        That’s irrelevant in this case, given that Mega Man fans are used to 2D. And let’s face it, the MM 2.5D games aren’t very pleasing to the eye.

        Maverick Hunter X looks terrible in comparison to the much MUCH older Mega Man X for instance.

        Granted, this doesn’t look bad visually. I’d just have liked it better full on 2D, like the art is.

  • Budgiecat

    Unreal 3 engine….

  • OverlordZetta

    With any luck we’ll get those portable versions yet.

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    Yup.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    oh my god no no 0.o ,i thought gameplay like in the picture 2D will be so beautiful…

    • César H. Sandoval

      They always said they were gonna use 3D models in a 2D camera setting.

  • EX+

    Looks cool. Especially for an early version.

  • bloodiOS

    There goes any chance of it being 1080p@60fps on current-gen consoles…

    • César H. Sandoval

      Next gen is just around the corner anyway…

    • $18114340

      A twelve-second rough engine pre-alpha test on slightly dated technology is incontrovertible proof that the game could never be fine-tuned to run at a higher resolution and frame rate on a platform that it isn’t designed for, later down the line?

      These guys have like three million bucks; they’ll figure something out.

      • bloodiOS

        The footage is irrelevant. It’s not possible for a game powered by the UE3 engine and using 2.5D approach to be rendered at 1080p@60fps in real time on current-gen hardware. 720p@60fps is about the best it’s capable of. And three millions don’t mean much when big studios with AAA budget struggle to make games run at 720p@30fps.

    • GhostNomad

      Don’t be a troll, Annie. It doesn’t suit your beautiful face!

      • bloodiOS

        How am I trolling?

        • GhostNomad

          POSITIVE THINKING.

          Wait, that’s not my line. Whatever the case! I say just give the project a chance and see what happens. They might figure something out, they might not!

          To be fair, this is all somewhat irrelevant since I only really wanted this game on portables, but the chance of that happening in 30 hours is about as unlikely as HD remakes of FFVII and the oldschool RE games.

          I might pick this up for PS3 at some point, but I’m not very emotionally (or financially) invested as things stand :D

          • bloodiOS

            You forgot that they also accept fund via PayPal, which is close to $100K at the moment. Who to say it won’t be enough to reach the stretch goal for portable devices within a month? Anyway, the thing is, why would they want to spend much time optimizing for the PS3 and Xbox 360 to reach 1080p@60fps when they can do that with the PS4 and Xbox One (which is well within reach) with much less effort?

            • GhostNomad

              The way I’m looking at it, they’re planning on shipping the game in 2015. Now, I know that certain games can take years to complete, but I seriously doubt that’ll be the case with MN9. That’d give them way more time to optimize and improve the current gen versions.

              Of course, you can look at it the other way and say that they’ll make the next gen versions excellent, leave the current gen ones less than perfect since by 2015, a lot more people will have a PS4/Xbone so why bother spending time on the last gen?

              In the end, it just depends on the devs. Whether they just want to stick it to Capcom and put out a ‘mediocre’ game (say 720p/60FPS at best, regardless of gen), or they actually want to make it as flawless as possible for their fans and supporters, that’s something we’ll have to wait to find out.

              • bloodiOS

                As long that they’re using UE3 engine, it simply isn’t possible to reach 1080p@60fps on current-gen consoles with 2.5D approach. Beside, I once asked them about it and they said they value responsive control over visual, so there… Also, calling 720p@60fps for current-gen consoles mediocre is rather harsh, given that majority of them runs at 720p@30fps.

                • GhostNomad

                  I’m still sticking to the wait-and-see strategy on this. Besides, even if it is only limited to 720p on current gen hardware, long as it looks gorgeous enough, I don’t see the problem, at least as far as this game is concerned.

                  On another note, the Annie hate squad seems to be assembling so they can downvote all your posts >.>
                  So have my upvotes to balance things out!

                  • bloodiOS

                    You know how I love dem hate ;)

                    Anyway, it’s not like I’m saying 720p@60fps on current-gen consoles is bad or anything. It’s just something to be expected. I desire the unexpected.

          • TheBlackRabbit

            How dare you steal her line! > : (

            • GhostNomad

              I DO WHAT I WANT!

              From now on… I shall be known as…..

              GHOSTRABBIT!

              *Stealz naem*

              • TheBlackRabbit

                WUT NO STOP I FORBID YOU!

                • GhostNomad

                  YOU CAN’T STOP A GHOST.

                  *Does the MJ lean and glides away*

                  • TheBlackRabbit

                    *VACUUM* Rabbits don’t fly…….*puts on shades*

                    • GhostNomad

                      But Ghost Rabbits do whatever they want! 8]

                      *steals shades and Annie’s 3D gear*

                    • TheBlackRabbit

                      e.e…..ghost.can’t touch things man…..CHEATER

  • EX+

    I’m definitely picking this up.

  • Max

    ”Total Time Dev 7 Days”
    I suppose that means this is a 5 months old snapshot?
    They made it very clear that development started 4 months before the kickstarter.

  • AdamBoy64

    Oh man. I really like it.
    Wow. I think it’s fantastic.

    The 3D background is really nice too.
    Man, this is super.

  • AdamBoy64

    This would be a great game for the Vita.
    Here’s hoping we eventually see it there.

  • Hidayat246

    $3,700,000 SINGLE PLAYER CALL STAGE & BOSS FIGHT!

    WTF???????????

    • AdamBoy64

      Heh, guess they need to keep people aiming for something so the money can continue rolling in.

      • bloodiOS

        The scary thing is, there’s an actual chance that it’ll reach it before the campaign ends.

        • Willgaea

          Fear the money.

      • Hidayat246

        “Live is goes on”

        yeah i know
        suprised the biggest funder can dinner with inafune LOL

        • AdamBoy64

          Heh, I wonder how many of the 4 who have selected that reward are from Japan. It’d be a fair effort if they weren’t – dishing out $10K, and then forking out for a trip to Japan.

  • bloodiOS

    Together with the amount from PayPal ($115,000), the stretch goal for next-gen consoles has been reached!

    Now, onward towards the stretch goal for portable consoles!

    • AdamBoy64

      Great stuff. That’s fantastic news.

      Here’s hoping it can reach the target for handhelds too.

      • bloodiOS

        At the rate it’s going, together with the funds coming through PayPal ($115,000 right now), I think it’s highly likely going to happen at this point.

        • GhostNomad

          God damnit Annie, stop bringing news that’ll make me spend more money >.> I’M TRYING TO SAVE UP FOR SOME NEW TATTOOS!

          • bloodiOS

            Go sell your organs for that.

            • GhostNomad

              Hell no! I need those! Even the non-vital ones! I’m selfish.

              • bloodiOS

                And yet you waste your skin on permanent skin ink…

                • GhostNomad

                  Hardly a waste! I don’t get tattoos just because. The only time I’d get one is if it’s really important to me. I don’t do the whole artistic shit.

                  Now come here so I can sell you for tattoo and game money >.>

                  • bloodiOS

                    Sure, let me get a durable bag first.

                    • GhostNomad

                      The hell you need a bag for >.>

                      My Spidey sense is tingling!

                    • bloodiOS

                      Kukuku… wouldn’t you like to know ;)

                    • GhostNomad

                      …. Yes, I would, actually! That’s why I asked! *takes a few steps back and gets 3D gear ready* <.<

                    • bloodiOS

                      Well, I’m not going to tell you. After all, it’s the mystery that makes a lady desireable.

                    • GhostNomad

                      Naw, screw mystery. I know enough to admire you from a distance! It’s for my own good! I’m too pretty to suffer!

                    • bloodiOS

                      Ah, but how do you know for sure that you aren’t suffering?

                    • GhostNomad

                      Trying to tempt and draw me in with your charm, eh?! I’m onto you! Who do you think I am, to fall for such cheap trickery! HAH! Cause it’s working…. Stop that D: I’d rather suffer being far from you than being munched on!

                    • bloodiOS

                      Either way, it won’t make a difference, kukuku…

                    • GhostNomad

                      …… Now I’m curious.

                      *Runs at with open arms*

                      TELL ME YOUR SECRETS, ANNIE.

                      LET ME LOVE YOU.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Hmm… I wonder if you’ll able to see what’s coming next…

                    • GhostNomad

                      You tell me your secrets and then let me love you. Duh. What else could be coming?!

                    • bloodiOS

                       

                    • GhostNomad

                      Nothing? B-but…. Annie…. I thought we had something special….. D:

                    • bloodiOS

                      And with that, I bid you adieu.

                    • GhostNomad

                      Oh that’s just cold, Annie.

                      Ice. Cold.

                      I love it when a woman plays hard to get!

                      *Clings to her with 3D gear* Now let us ride off into the sunset!

                    • bloodiOS

                      Oh, so when the dame is hard to get, you get hard?

                    • GhostNomad

                      Hey! Hey. Hey…

                      That’s for me to know and you to find out ;D

                      BUT SRSLY. I’ve never been one to go for the easy way. There’s no fun and unnecessarily dangerous and potentially life-threatening adventures with the easy way!

                    • bloodiOS

                      That sounds much better, like a nice and proper stalker.

                    • GhostNomad

                      I prefer the phrase ‘admire from a distance’, thank you very much!

                      Either that or you can say I’m just very, very, VERY dedicated :D

                    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                      >Together with the amount from PayPal ($115,000), the stretch goal for next-gen consoles has been reached!

                      Now, onward towards the stretch goal for portable consoles!

                      >Oh, so when the dame is hard to get, you get hard?

    • LordKaiser

      Wow they may reach the Vita goal after all. Who knows at this point, they did the impossible.

  • Willgaea

    People really want to play as Call. That would be awesome if you could play the whole game as her and have beck as the communicator.

    • bloodiOS

      That might be stretch goal four million something ;)

      • AdamBoy64

        Lolz. Yeah, that’d be great.

      • Willgaea

        Haha.

  • bloodiOS

    The project has now officially reached $3.3M on Kickstarter. Together with PayPal, it should be at least at $3.415M, meaning that it will only need, at most, $85K more before the stretch goal for portable devices is reached. Also, the project is now roughly $37K away from being included in the top 5 most funded game project, and roughly $130K away from being the 6th most funded project on Kickstarter of all time.

    • GhostNomad

      With about 18 hours to go, those $85K seem like a pretty realistic goal, that’s for damn sure. And now that it’s officially for next gen as well as current…. I’ll at least be getting this for the PS4 and PC.

      Now if Comcept want to throw in a little Soul Sacrifice easter egg/reference in the Vita version, they’ll definitely have my business and a Paypal donation toward their next project :D

    • AdamBoy64

      Looks like they’re going to reach it. Well, they’re $4K away at time of writing.

      They’ve added new stretch goals.

      $3.8m – A chiptune / 8-bit remix of the soundtrack made available in game,

      $4.0m – An online race mode of the single player campaign. Compete head-to-head in the single player as a time trial sort of thing.

      Can’t say either really excite me that much.

      But still, glad to see it’s going to make it to handhelds. That’s fantastic.

      EDIT: Okay, it’s reached the $3.5m goal. Great stuff.

  • gamelayer

    I thought it was going to be in 2D? I’m not a fan of poly 2.5D.

  • gamelayer

    I wonder if they’ll add an 8-Bit NES style version. They’ll probably want an extra million for it to be implemented.