Well, file this one under unfortunate. Rumors are circulating that Mighty No. 9, Keiji Inafune’s spiritual successor to Mega Man has been quietly delayed to some time in 2016.

A new article in Game Informer indicates Gamestop has received word from publisher Deep Silver and Comcept confirming the delay. This delay in particular seems strange, as a seemingly near-final build of Mighty No. 9 was playable at E3.

I spent a couple of hours playing Mighty No. 9 during the show and it felt like a polished game, even if it does look a little rough. It seems strange to me that the game would be delayed so close to its release date, and so soon after having a release date announced. Last I had heard, representatives for both Deep Silver and Comcept (again, at E3) assured me the game was nearly complete and what I was playing was largely representative of the finished product.

I’ve reached out to Deep Silver for comment on the status of Mighty No. 9 and will update this story as more information becomes available.


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