[Full Disclosure:Â I have backed the original Mighty No 9 Kickstarter.]
Originally, Mighty No 9 was scheduled to be released on September 15th. The highly anticipated platformer fromÂ Keiji Inafune and his team, Comcept, announced a month ago that the game would be delayed into the following year due to some Â last minute issues with the multiplayer. Unfortunately, the lead up to the announcement was fraught with rumors that the game would be delayed. During this time, no one from the Mighty No 9 camp would acknowledge the delay despite several online retailers changing the estimated arrival date to next year. But in an effort to appease fans of the game, Comcept announced through Kickstarter that they would be releasing a special demo on what would have been the game’s release. However, the demo apparently ran into some last minute complications according to an email sent out to backers of the projectÂ days after the demo was supposed to go live:
We want to give you some more clarity on the demo situation.
Although the demo had been finished and was ready to go, we ran into some very last-minute and unexpected complications with distributing the demo exclusively to all our backers through Steam. Weâ€™ve also been listening to your feedback about preferring to have a demo that is not time-limited. Given the complications with giving you the demo, we came to the conclusion that it would be better to make the demo DRM-free without any time restrictions.
Because this demo is exclusively for you, our backers, we still needed to have a way to get the demo to each of you individually and weâ€™ve been looking into all the options. Weâ€™re currently working with our partners at Humble Bundle to prepare the demo for delivery through their service.
Unfortunately this change in our plans means that the release of the demo is going to be slightly delayed as we are currently working on retooling the demo for a DRM-free release. Comcept and all of our partners are working hard to get the demo ready and in our backersâ€™ hands as soon as possible.
We sincerely apologize for this delay, but we hope youâ€™ll like the resulting changes! We will keep our backers up-to-date regarding the release of this demo as soon as we have more information.
The Mighty Team