Keiji Inafune still loves Mega Man. But, to him, there’s no question who’d win if Capcom’s robot mascot and Beck—the hero of Inafune’s new Mega Man-alike Mighty No. 9—got into a fight. “Unfortunately, Mega Man is an older robot and uses the older parts. A little bit too old school,” Inafune said. “I don’t know if he would be able to compete with the newer, shinier version of Beck.”
It’s safe to say that Keiji Inafune surprised the whole world when he announced Mighty No. 9 late last week at PAX. Stunning as the revelation of the retro-inspired action game was, the veteran game designer said that he decided to embark on the project because people wouldn’t stop asking him about Mega Man.