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Mighty No. 9 finally receives its official release date, launches in June

After a ton of delays and setbacks, Mighty No. 9 has finally received its official release date. The highly anticipated title will release on June 21 for North America & Asia and on June 24  World Wide.

 

The game has been delayed more times than you can think which has upset fans and backers of the game. However, Inafune took to the blog post to sincerely apologize to his fans for all the delays the game has been faced with, here's what he had to say:

 

Firstly, I would like to say again how sincerely sorry we are for how long we have kept all of our fans waiting. We are finally able to deliver some long-awaited news regarding Mighty No. 9. 

 

We understand that as a result of the various delays we have disappointed and let down our fans, but we are happy to finally be able to deliver the game to everyone who brought us this far.

Inafune also states that this is the final release date, it has been written in stone and there will be NO more delays. He also mentions that the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS versions are still on their way, this release date is just for the home consoles.

 

Might No. 9 finally releases on June 21 for US and Asia & on June 24 worldwide.

John Romero's new FPS, Blackroom, has its Kickstarter canceled

What it takes to make a successful Kickstarter seems to keep evolving as legendary DOOM developers John Romero and Adrian Carmack found out. Romero's new studio, Night Work Games, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Blackroom, a fast paced First Person Shooter that harkens back to the genre's glory days earlier this week. Unfortunately, the campaign video featured no gameplay, which raised the eyebrows of a significant number of interested parties

As such, the team canceled the campaign so that they can focus on creating a demo to showcase their vision for Blackroom.

From the official Kickstarter campaign page:

"We’re pressing “PAUSE” on the fundraising campaign for BLACKROOM to complete this gameplay demo. Simply put, this will take more time than the Kickstarter has left, so we’ve decided to suspend the campaign and launch a new one when the gameplay demo is ready."

Night Work Games plans to re-launch the Kickstarter campaign upon completion of the demo, and they have said that they will honor all current backer rewards.

Kickstarter is such a tricky thing to get right. Plenty of developers have tried and failed to deliver their games both with and without a proof of concept. This has understandably made plenty of backers uneasy about the whole process, and as such there is more of an incentive for Developers to assure their fans that they will deliver on their promise.

Source: [Kickstarter]