Mighty No. 9 has been delayed for a third time, game director Keiji Inafune has announced.
In a blog post on the game’s Kickstarter page, Inafune cited “issues relating to the network modes” that “were more critical than expected.”
“…It has become apparent that we will need to delay the game from its February 9th release date,” Inafune said. “We have been working up until the very last moment to resolve these issues in order to make the February release, but it has become clear that we no longer have enough time to fix the issues and have everything prepared for release.
The issue stems from “bugs inside the network modes” that are plaguing the online matchmaking mode, Inafune said. He cited the large number of platforms Mighty No. 9 is in development for as a problem, which includes the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS, as well as the development team’s need to manually enter code to fix the matchmaking issues.
The development staff has been hard at work in 2016, Inafune said, and while no new release date was given, Comcept is still expecting Mighty No. 9 to release in “Spring 2016.” When a release date is given, we’ll let you know here on NintendoFuse.
“For this 3rd delay of the game, we have no excuses for disappointing our fans and especially our backers once more,” Inafune said. “We want to take this chance to express our sincerest apologies to everyone who has looked forward to the release.”
Originally scheduled for an April 2015 release in North America, Mighty No. 9 was first delayed to September 15, 2015 then delayed again to February 9, 2016. Fans of the Mega Man spiritual successor and backers of the highly successful Kickstarter campaign have been anticipating Mighty No. 9 for several years now, and this delay is yet another disappointment in the game’s long-running development.
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