After many lengthy delays, Mighty No. 9 has finally released in North America and Japan. However, the game isn't doing as well as most were hoping, with early reviews indicating that Mighty No. 9 is mediocre and users experiencing several issues with game.
Commenting on the general reception of the game and future plans for DLC, lead producer Keiji Inafune said that even if Mighty No. 9 is not perfect, it's better to have the game than nothing.
"So there's not any additional DLC beyond the Ray DLC," said Inafune during a livestream. "The reality is they put everything into making this game. They didn't try to microtransaction it out, they didn't try to DLC it out for extra money. They put it all in.
"So, for now, this is what you see and what you get, for the Mighty No. 9 world. But, again, we can hope that if things go well, there'll be sequels. Because I'll tell you what, I'm not getting my 2D side-scrolling fill. And at the end of the day, even if it's not perfect, it's better than nothing. At least, that's my opinion."
Mighty No. 9 raised almost $4 million through crowdfunding efforts. During the development process the game suffered several delays, which makes Inafune's statement something that backers probably aren't pleased to hear.
In addition, due to some last-minute issues, the Mac, Linux, and Xbox 360 versions have been delayed by "several days". To compensate for the delay, Xbox 360 players will receive a Steam code to download the PC version.
Mighty No. 9 is now available in North America on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, PC, Wii U, 3DS and PS Vita. The game releases this Friday in Europe, on the 24th of June.