The controversial crowdfunded game the Mighty No. 9 had gone gold, with the North American PS4 port scheduled for June 21st, 2016.
In late April, rumors of the spiritual successor to Mega Man undergoing a fourth delay spread, however, the report was proven false. Despite the rumor squashing, Mighty No. 9 still faced backlash for its constant delays, poorly informing Kickstarter backers and the public on the game’s development, and having a loose release date of spring 2016.
Keiji Inafune, the former Capcom employee behind the Mighty No. 9, blogged about the new release date and offered another apology for the delays on the game’s official website:
To all of our backers and fans of Mighty No. 9,
Firstly, I would like to say again how sincerely sorry we are for how long we have kept all of our fans waiting. We are finally able to deliver some long awaited news regarding Mighty No. 9. We have now confirmed the following release dates for Mighty No. 9: June 21st 2016 (North America & Asia) and June 24th 2016 (World Wide). We understand that as a result of the various delays we have disappointed and let down our fans, but we are happy to finally be able to deliver the game to everyone who brought us this far.
With the game having “gone gold” we are in the last final stages of being able to deliver it into your hands, be that via your favorite retail outlet, or via digital channels.
The PS Vita (and Nintendo 3DS) release of the Mighty No. 9, however, is still undetermined. Inafune said the portable versions will be released “at a later point.”