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Amiibo Support “Definitely an Option” for Mighty No. 9

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While Mighty No. 9 hasn’t launched yet, Comcept boss Keiji Inafune is positioning the IP for an animated series, a live-action movie, post-launch DLCa sequel, as well as amiibo support for Nintendo’s consoles.

The news for Mighty No. 9 amiibo comes from an interview with the creator and USGamer, where he talked up the game’s delays and the opportunity to create the aforementioned sequel.

“That’s definitely an option for us, and if we have the opportunity to do it, then we’ll definitely take the chance,” said Inafune when asked if the company would consider amiibo for Nintendo fans.

“And also, we know for a fact a lot of our backers are Nintendo fans, because we ran a platform survey [for Mighty No. 9], and we see how many people are choosing Nintendo hardware. So it’s definitely something we have to look into.”

Mighty No. 9 is launching on February 9th in North America and February 12th for the rest of the world across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Linux, and Mac, followed by a staggered release for PS Vita and 3DS sometime later.

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  1. Etherblaze
    Etherblaze
    November 11, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Do people still want this game? I’m still waiting to see how it turns out.

  2. landlock
    landlock
    November 11, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I’ll get it on the XB1 but my expectations are rather low. Maybe that’s a good thing.

  3. Johnathan Rodriguez
    Johnathan Rodriguez
    November 11, 2015 at 10:59 am

    He probably said this with money signs in his eyes.

  4. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 11, 2015 at 11:07 am

    How about releasing the game first? Until the game is on the shelves Amiibos are not an option.

    At least the Shovel Knight developers waited an year to implement this limited physically locked DLC.

  5. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    November 11, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Of all the things Nintendo has done the past few years that has pissed me off, and there are quite a few, Amiibo may be the on that pissed me off the most. Naturally, this makes it a perfect fit for Mighty No.9.

  6. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    November 11, 2015 at 11:13 am

    We already have a MN9 amiibo, it’s called the Mega Man amiibo.

  7. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    November 11, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I’ve long wished I never donated towards it to the point I may just give away/sell my ps4 codes when I get them

  8. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    November 11, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Is anybody even still actually excited for this game?

  9. Brimfyre
    Brimfyre
    November 11, 2015 at 11:31 am

    What if you could use the Mega Man Amiibo in Might 9 and play as MegaMan???

    Ha ha, just kidding. Who cares.

  10. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 11, 2015 at 11:37 am

    If your expectations are low, why get it in the first place?

  11. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 11, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Fuck off, I’m waiting for Shantae. That Wii U version is gonna be sweet.

  12. landlock
    landlock
    November 11, 2015 at 11:49 am

    …because I’m a gamer that likes to try everything I can. If it falls into genres I like. You find some nice gems you would never have played.

  13. Meittimies
    Meittimies
    November 11, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I do recall two major sources of disappointment, one from the one community manager thou shalt not mention, and other from a lackluster beta, while bad community managers come and go, the game not being very fun to play in its beta state is a little worrying.

  14. Envy Noson
    Envy Noson
    November 11, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    [INSERT PICTURE OF A SKELETON PATIENTLY WAITING ON A BEACH LOOKING AT A BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE, WHILE SITTING ON A BENCH]

  15. Carbon Based Killer Bee
    Carbon Based Killer Bee
    November 11, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Man, if only Beck actually had a good design. Now, a Call Amiibo, that would be sick.

  16. Offendatron_5000
    Offendatron_5000
    November 11, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    For only $500,000 more to the MN09 kickstarter, they can design the amiibo, another $250,000 to color it, and for just a down payment on a private jet, they will even consider maybe actually producing them! ORDER NAO!!!!1!1one!!

  17. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 11, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    I suppose, but that’s money man. I bought a lot of stinkers, oldies, and no-name games, and this game just doesn’t scream “gem”.

    Especially after I tried that prototype build that was leaked. Man the dashing is asinine. How much is this game releasing for, anyway?

  18. NuclearCherries
    NuclearCherries
    November 11, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    I wonder if the amiibo will look better or worse than the collectors edition figure?

  19. Evil_Jesus
    Evil_Jesus
    November 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    My interest in this project are become nill.
    Still:
    Mighty No. 9
    Bloodstained
    Shovel Knight
    Yooka LaIim misspelling this shit.
    awesome artful retro titles.

  20. Lex
    Lex
    November 11, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Fuck off, Inafune. Until your also-ran actually makes it, pack this shit in.

  21. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    November 11, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    It’s such a shame, I used to actually like Inafune. Soul Sacrifice was excellent. How he’s fallen from that to this is beyond me

  22. OverlordZetta
    OverlordZetta
    November 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    He hasn’t really fallen, honestly.

    I mean look at this, really. He was asked “Would you like to implement amiibo support?” and he said “Yes.” That’s it.

    It’s a nothing thing to be upset about.

    The fact is, the media’s done a lot of damage here – look at this article.

    The animated series? They were approached about this by the animators.
    Live action movie? Dozens of those are “in the works” right now and have been for years – it’s a meaningless thing until something comes of it.
    The DLC? It was part of the campaign as a stretch goal, and one that was requested by backers at that.
    Potential sequel? He specifically said if the first game is successful and if people want it (the if is important, as it means it’s not like he’s going to do it if it flops), he’d like to do one – a… pretty normal thing for creators, really. I’d be surprised if there were many that didn’t feel this way – we’re talking about their babies here.
    And amiibo? He was asked if he’d like to. He said yes. Oh no? What a travesty?

    This is all a bunch of nothing issues, or problems a ton of developers do/have too, for some inexplicable reason only being brought up in regards to one. It’s laughable and it’s sad.

  23. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Inafune defense hero has arrived!

  24. OverlordZetta
    OverlordZetta
    November 11, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    It’s funny you say that, because Shantae has actually been delayed longer than this has been.

  25. OverlordZetta
    OverlordZetta
    November 11, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Kind of a comment that doesn’t really mean much when you have nothing to actually say in response.

  26. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 11, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Because we know you would defend the conman at all costs

  27. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 11, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Inafune barely had any influence on Soul Sacrifice though.

  28. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    November 11, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I’m gonna reply even though I know your reputation as a hardcore Inafune apologist because I have nothing better to do

    The animated series i’ll let slide for now because I don’t know enough but moving on, the live action movie, sure plenty are in the works. For series that have actually seen releases of some description. And most of which that weren’t crowdfunded. Not even remotely the same thing, he took people’s money and hasn’t even delivered the thing it was for yet

    DLC, once again, i’ll let slide because people are just mad about that all the time regardless of the circumstances

    Sequel? It’s cool to want to make one but to start talking it up before you even deliver the first one is a little distasteful to the consumer given how many delays this thing has already had

    Amiibo, just another thing to implement into the game, produce and ship = more delays. Unless it comes late but then why talk about it?

    And of course then there’s the stuff that’s not mentioned in the article at all. The delays, the whole community fiasco, the fact that he’s been crowdfunding other projects whilst this one still hasn’t been delivered, etc etc

  29. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 11, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    And? I haven’t exactly been the one complaining about their delays.

  30. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 11, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Is he a Boogieman? :)

  31. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Seeing how much money he will make off Nintendo fans with the physical DLC of course he would jump on it. Too bad none of the money is going into the game devlopement

  32. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 11, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Will the Wii U version have extra content?

  33. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 11, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Probably not, I just really like the Wii U in particular. Especially Nintendo’s D-pad.

    I just think in terms of platformer kickstarters, that one ranks way higher than Might No. 9.

  34. tccboss
    tccboss
    November 11, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Jewnafune just stop, you burned all your good will.

  35. Vampok
    Vampok
    November 11, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    How does someone paying Inafune for the movie rights at all reflect negatively on Inafune himself? And what does it being Kickstarted have to with that? Someone making (or buying the rights then not making) a MN9 movie isn’t going to make the game come out any faster or slower.

    He talked about Amiibo because the interviewer directly asked if he was looking into them. Inafune responded that Amiibo were a possible option, and that they have lots of Nintendo fans so they might look into it. That’s all. They aren’t working on them, they aren’t even planning for them; they’re just something he may look into at some point.

    Same with the stuff about a sequel. Of course they’ll make a sequel if it sells well and fans want one, who wouldn’t?

    People really need to learn that vague statements given during interviews about things that a studio might possibly do at some point in the future shouldn’t be taken as set-in-stone business decisions. “Maybe” doesn’t mean “yes” or “no”, it just means “maybe”. This reminds of when the Dark Souls 2 director was asked in an interview (before the game launch) if they would make DLC, and he said that they didn’t have any concrete plans, but would if the game sold well and people wanted DLC. A few months later they announced the DLC (after the game selling well and everyone wanting more…) and people flipped out, saying that he promised “no DLC”…

  36. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 11, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    The conception truly is and will only be the best part of this game!

  37. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 11, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Only for the reactions.

  38. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 11, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    ” I’m a gamer that likes to try everything I can”
    Then why’d you get an XBone?

  39. landlock
    landlock
    November 11, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Exclusives, better controller, preferred system for multiplatform

    I only play the handful Of exclusives on the ps4.

    Not sure what your point is really.

  40. MasonFraser
    MasonFraser
    November 11, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Look, Inafune. You’re just making youself look worse, you know? Everyone’s just gonna start feeling sorry for you, I mean I do.

  41. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 11, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Upvote for Rumble. We need to finance his looking up animation.

  42. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 11, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Halo and that one fighter, did they finally make a good Dpad, what makes it better for multiplat, got friends with it too?

    XBO doesn’t have much in the way of exclusives or at least interesting ones to me, while PS4 has all the multiplats it has while having all the Jap games too. PS4 has more things to try is what I’m getting at.
    Oh, and Crackdown, like the only thing I wanna play since I don’t see Phantom Dust going well.

  43. John Tesh
    John Tesh
    November 11, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Today I learned Inafune didn’t even create the designs for Megaman. What a jackass.

  44. WB1c_Marathon
    WB1c_Marathon
    November 11, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    At this point I can’t help but laugh. What’s next? Mighty Sex toys? He could add that as a reward for the next crowdfunding scam so the backers can fuck themselves.

  45. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    November 11, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Oh for fuck’s sake

  46. landlock
    landlock
    November 11, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    A lot of those Japanese games aren’t exclusive either though most are either coming to the pc or on the vita as well.

    Still I have both consoles so I can get whichever games I choose.

  47. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    November 12, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Hasn’t really fallen? Have you seen the public’s opinion on the man after all that has happened with MN9?

    If any of the criticism against him is warranted or not is besides the point. How he’s handled everything has been poorly done and his image has suffered as a result.

  48. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    November 12, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    And I definitely don’t care