Perhaps you have heard of Mighty Number 9, staring the mighty Beck that has rocked the Kick-starter world by gaining massive support from the gaming community. It managed to hit all of its Kick-starter goals and really showed how much people were willing to support Keiji Inafune and his new team known as Comcept in producing a follow up to his first creation (Mega Man). With all the excitement about this new upcoming project, it begs to contemplate, what is Capcom thinking about all this? Capcom has literally took their main mascot and put him on the shelf,ignoring the fan outcry wanting his return. But could Mighty Number 9 be Capcoms saving grace? It is well known that Capcom as a company is facing financial problems, as well as having a very negative outlook from many of its long term fans. So the real question is, should Capcom publish Mighty Number 9? This could be a way to give back to their fan base and help Comcept with bringing this game to the masses.
Recently, Keiji Inafune was asked by Game Informer if he would be willing to let Capcom publish Mighty Number 9 if Capcom approached him regarding the game. This was his response:
“I would hear their terms. If they had the best terms, I would go with Capcom. There is no reason not to publish with Capcom, and I certainly don’t feel like there’s a reason that I have to publish with Capcom. Literally, it would be a very cut-and-dried business negotiation. If they had the best terms, the logical businessman in me would say, ‘Yes, let’s go with them.’”
So what do you think? Should Capcom extend the Olive branch and offer to assist Keiji Inafune & Comcept in producing Mighty Number 9 or should Comcept just publish the game themselves with all the funding they have received? Comment below and let us know.