In response to the Kickstarter being funded and reaching its first stretch goal, Keiji Inafune has made a short video thanking those who have helped Mighty No. 9 reach its goal. The project begun in secrecy just four months ago, and Inafune shares that he is overwhelmed by support from his fans.
The team also had a few words words in this update regarding their predecessors:
"...There are no losers in our success here, and no bad guys to rail against. We all know that none of the amazing stories and fond memories you've all been sharing would've ever been possible without the games that came before us, the developers who created them, and the companies who promoted and sold and spread them throughout the world. Yes, we are aiming to revive and reinvent this genre, but we do so with the deepest humility and all due respect to those who came before us, or in many cases worked alongside us -- our ex-coworkers and ex-employers, for example; whatever success we achieve here is ultimately a validation of their efforts. So we salute them -- as we do all of you -- Beck-style, with two fingers! (｀_´)ゞ
In addition, the Mighty No. 9 team will be posting a "Communi-Tuesday" update later this evening, which features fan art, an FAQ answering common questions, and ideas on new reward tiers based on fan feedback. Hey, sounds good to me!