THE JAPANESE GAMING TEAM behind console classic Megaman, who reunited to work on crowdfunding title Mighty No. 9 have raised rather more than the necessary money.
Comcept USA, which is based in Japan, is behind the outfit, and it ended its time on the Kickstarter website less than a day ago.
When it hit those pages in late August it had a funding goal of $900,000. It closed its run on Kickstarter with a total of $3,845,170 and almost 70,000 backers.
Including Paypal donations the group raised more than $4m, which means that stretch goals have been met, including a Linux version and a final sweetener of online competitive play,.
Originally the game was aimed at just PCs. Stretch goals having been met, the developers will now also develop for the Sony PS4, Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PSVita and Nintendo 3DS.
The game pulled in $186,380 in Paypal donations, and all of this money will go towards the stretch goals. It was not short on Kickstarter investors, either, and four people went for its $10,000 dinner with Megaman's dad Keiji Inafune.
The majority of backers went for the low entry $20 or more option. 34,059 backers paid up for this and will be rewarded with a digital copy of the game upon its release.
The game's release is scheduled for spring 2015. When it comes out it will be on the blockbuster Unreal Engine from Epic, and depending on how much you want to spend will come in a range of options.
NES fans, for example, can choose to get their copy on a USB stick that looks like an old cartridge. However, that does cost extra. µ
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