It's been a long, long time coming but we finally have an official progress update on the Nintendo 3DS and Vita versions of Mighty No. 9 plus what's new on the physical backer rewards front. You can read the letter that was sent out to backers after the jump, but the gist of it is 3DS/Vita versions are due sometime this year and physical backer rewards will ship in a couple weeks. Or so they say.
"Hello Mighties!!It’s been a long time since our last update. This is due to some internal adjustment we had in comcept for the past few months, but now everything is back on track! We are very sorry for the long radio silence. Here is what is going with Mighty No. 9:1. Hand Held versions They are not being cancelled, we are still in the process of porting. The porting had to be put on hold for a while due to the other versions being delayed and the recent adjustment we had in comcept. However, everything is back on track now. The developer restarted the porting process in early May, and we estimate to release them within 2017 (it could be earlier, but it’s hard to estimate a more precise date at this point). We will update on this when we have more information.
2. Rest of the physical rewards They have been manufactured (most of them), and are getting ready to be shipped out in a couple of weeks. We estimate to ship everything out (with some reaching the backers) by mid-August 2017. Again, we are very sorry for the delay. Fangamer will be sending out emails to everyone (who is waiting for rewards) to confirm the physical address before the shipping. We will update when the email is out, and if you by some reason DID NOT get the email, please contact Fangamer at firstname.lastname@example.org so they can verify the information.
3. The “New Company” This is probably the biggest piece of news. As many of you may have heard, Akihiro Hino (LEVEL-5 CEO), and Keiji Inafune (comcept CEO) will be co-founding a new company “LEVEL5 comcept”. What does this mean, you ask? It means that Akihiro Hino, and Keiji Inafune will be teaming up to make new games!!! This does not affect Mighty No. 9 in any way, but who knows, maybe in the future Beck, and your favorite LEVEL-5 characters may be tagging along in new adventures? The possibilities are limitless here.That is all for this update. Hope we answered some of your questions/concerns with this update. We will try, and bring you the next update much sooner next time!
Mighty No. 9 team"
It took a while but there you have it. Now we just have to wait and see if things will pan out on schedule. The very least we can hope for is Comcept (or should I say Level-5 Comcept) will keep an open-line of communication with backers this time. Internal adjustments or not, this blackout went on far longer than it needed to be.