Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's 3DS action-RPG about a pirate penguin, Kaio: King of Pirates, has been cancelled due to internal development-related difficulties and "sudden changes in the marketplace," reports Siliconera. Kaio was announced in late 2011, and was slated to come out, after a delay, in 2014. » 3/16/15 5:00am 3/16/15 5:00am

After successfully reaching the English voice acting stretch goal, Mighty No. 9's slacker backer campaign is now raising money for a post-release DLC pack consisting of an extra stage with its own boss fight. The planned release window is Summer 2015, provided they can collect another $190,000 by the end of this year. » 10/30/14 5:00am 10/30/14 5:00am

Your Rival in Keiji Inafune's Next Game is Basically Mega Man

In Azure Striker Gunvolt, you play the role of the electricity manipulating Gunvolt. If you thought that with Keiji Inafune as producer, Gunvolt would be just another enemy power-stealing Mega Man clone, worry not That's your rival character. » 8/07/14 5:30am 8/07/14 5:30am

Mighty No. 9 Gets An Animated Series And A New Crowdfunding Campaign

Having raised more than $4 million to reincarnate Mega Man as a less stagnant property, Keiji Inafune's Comcept doesn't need more money to deliver the game they promised. They need more money to make it better, and so a new crowdfunding campaign is born. » 7/06/14 1:00pm 7/06/14 1:00pm

Mighty No. Alpha: here's Keiji Inafune briefly playing an early Mighty No. 9 build—you might remember it as the spiritual successor to Mega Man. The game is not done, obviously, but its still nice to see progress! » 2/07/14 3:30pm 2/07/14 3:30pm

Pirate penguins expected in 2014. Hey, remember that pirate game for the 3DS? The one with the penguins, from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, slated to arrive in 2012? Well, it didn't arrive in 2012. Or 2013. And now, its official website has been updated to show a Japan release date of 2014. Maybe someday! » 12/10/13 5:30am 12/10/13 5:30am

Street Fighter's Producer Doubts Capcom Would Hire Him Today

If you're a fan of Capcom's Street Fighter series, you've probably heard of Yoshinori Ono: he's been the series' executive producer since Street Fighter IV, which was released back in 2009. But he didn't start out that way. » 11/15/13 7:30am 11/15/13 7:30am

Here's What Mighty No. 9's Creator Thinks of Rain

Keiji Inafune of Mega Man Mighty No. 9 and Soul Sacrifice fame is a man full of opinions. And today, you're going to hear his opinion on Rain. Rain? Yes, Rain. » 10/03/13 8:00am 10/03/13 8:00am

One Of These Will Be Mighty No. 9's Heroine. You Decide.

Every spiritual successor to Mega Man needs a spiritual successor to Roll. In Mighty No. 9's case, it's a girl named Call (shush), and she'll look like one of the nine sketches above, based on your vote. » 9/27/13 5:00pm 9/27/13 5:00pm

The Birth of Mega Man's Successor

In four days, Mighty No. 9's Kickstarter will come to an end and soon, development for Mega Man's spiritual successor will be in full swing. But the Kickstarter isn't where the story of Mighty No. 9 began. » 9/27/13 6:57am 9/27/13 6:57am

Soul Sacrifice Delta is Looking "Grimm"

Soul Sacrifice, the macabre save-or-sacrifice game from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, is getting an updated incarnation next year with Soul Sacrifice Delta. The game is getting new creatures, new magic, and interestingly enough, a "Grimm" new alignment in the good/evil spectrum. » 9/26/13 6:00am 9/26/13 6:00am

Mega Man Creator Keiji Inafune Will Answer Your Questions Tonight

Wanna know more about Mighty No. 9, or the history of one of gaming's legendary franchises? Well, you're in luck. Kotaku's next live Q&A will star Keiji Inafune, father of the original Mega Man and its spiritual successor, who also worked on countless other games, including the Onimusha and Dead Rising series. » 9/23/13 8:45am 9/23/13 8:45am

Mega Man's Spiritual Successor Will Be On Home Consoles

Mighty No. 9's Kickstarter campaign managed to reach its 2.2 million stretch goal, which means the game will receive ports for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U in addition to the original PC version. » 9/17/13 9:00am 9/17/13 9:00am

Let’s hope that the final version of Mighty No. 9 looks this good. The micro-loop is the work of Ari Gibson from Australian animation studio Mechanical Apple, and he clearly can’t wait for the game to come out either. It’s gonna be a long two years… » 9/12/13 9:30pm 9/12/13 9:30pm

"Let Mega Man be Mega Man, and let Beck be Beck." Over at The Gameological Society, John Teti talks about why he's excited but also saddened about Mighty No. 9 and how it invokes the Mega Man legacy. » 9/12/13 12:45pm 9/12/13 12:45pm

Japan's Getting Soul Sacrifice Delta, An Updated Re-Release, Next Year

Here's a first look at the upcoming Soul Sacrifice Delta, which, according to Famitsu, will be playable at this year's Tokyo Game Show. » 9/09/13 8:45am 9/09/13 8:45am

No, not these ones: well, here are a few designs that won't be making it into Mega Man's spiritual successor, Mighty No. 9 according to a backer email shared by NintendoTim. Gee, I wonder why? (Via r/gaming) » 9/05/13 9:30pm 9/05/13 9:30pm

Keiji Inafune Says Mighty No. 9 Would Kick Mega Man’s Butt

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… » 9/05/13 3:00pm 9/05/13 3:00pm