Well, I think it’s safe to say that Mighty No. 9 has a firm slot for its final release date. Rumors swirled about a week ago that the Mega Man inspired title by Keiji Inafune (the creator of Mega Man) was slipping to December. Apparently that’s not the case as Inafune took to the game’s website to announce that the title has gone gold. Mighty No. 9 is officially less than a couple of months away. Here is Inafune’s apologetic message to fans:
“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.
Therefore the release date we are announcing is set in stone and there will be no further delays for the game.”
While it’s easy to take the “I’ll believe it when I see it approach”, there isn’t much that can get in the way of the game’s June 21st release date at this point if it has indeed gone gold. It should just be a matter of time before we (finally) have our hands on Inafune’s spiritual relative to Rock. You can checkout the blog post for yourselves here. While the game will release in June on most consoles, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS release dates will be revealed at a later time.