The mighty combat robot is coming!
Digital Frontier has announced that Mighty No. 9 for PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PS Vita will be released on April 2015 while the Mighty No. 9: Animated Series is set to be out in the market on Q2 of 2016.
?Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh and amazing!,? Digital Frontier said.
In Mighty No. 9, players will take the roll of Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots. The story will evolve on how Beck would save the world and how he would deal with his emotions and become the hero.
Beck?s story starts when a notorious engineer named Dr. Blackwell releases a virus that infects every robot in the world except Beck. Dr. Blackwell would remotely control the infected Mighty Numbers to destroy mankind.
Beck would try to save the world with the help of Call, his overly serious robotic sidekick; Dr. White, the young but socially inept creator of the Mighty Numbers; and Dr. Sanda, the lazy but wise team leader.
?Beck is a small combat robot made to fight in the Battle Coliseum as a part of the Mighty Numbers, the strongest robots in the world. But since Beck is the only robot in the world with a human heart, he?s also the only robot that gets scared in combat. The good news is that he also possesses the ability to turn into any other robot. The bad news is that since his emotions are wired to his abilities, he often finds himself malfunctioning in battle,? Digital Frontier explained.
Digital Frontier, is an animation company based in Tokyo, Japan, whose previous works include CG production and popular titles such as Wolf Children and Summer Wars. It also did the entire CG work for the Resident Evil: Damnation movie, as well as motion and facial capture for the Yakuza series of games, Binary Domain, Metal Gear Rising, and others.
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