"At no point in the Kickstarter pitch do they come out and say that Mega Man is the inspiration--they simply refer to Mighty No. 9 as an "all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics," writes GamesRadar's Henry Gilbert. "But the connections are easy for any Mega-fan to make. In case you missed some of the more subtle ones, we’ve compiled this handy list."
You can check out the ten ways Mighty No. 9 relates to Mega Man here. As we learn more about the game, there's no telling just how much the list could grow!