A demo designed to apologise for the delayed release of Mighty No.9 has now itself been delayed.
The game's ‘Special Demo Version' was due for release on September 15th. However, developer Comcept has at the bottom of a long update on the game's development quietly admitted that the date has slipped.
We know that all of our fans are looking forward to the Special Demo Version we are preparing, and we just ask that you be a little more patient,” the studio said. The team is working on it, but some issues popped up regarding the distribution method so there is a good chance it will not be ready to launch by the 15th. We are really sorry for the inconvenience.”
The news has proved particularly frustrating for backers due to Comcept's history of quietly burying bad news until the last moment.
The game itself had been due out this month but was officially delayed in August. However, it appears that retail partners were informed about the delay a month earlier, although the studio has refused to admit this – leading to suspicions about how truthful it has been with backers.
As you might imagine, many backers are far from pleased. Comments regarding the delay include:
I have yet to receive my demo either. I would either like my demo or I would like an honest, transparent answer as to what has been happening to cause all of these delays.”
SHAME ON YOU, Inafune! You was one of my favorite game designers, but NOW... Hey, maybe you put all our's money into Re: Core, huh?”
inafune, you set out to not be what capcom had become - instead, you are worse than capcom. At least we know capcom is a disapointment.... We HAD faith in you.”
Backing this game was the worst mistake I have ever made in my life. F*** you Inafune. F*** you comcept. Give me my money back.”
Hey I just wanted to thank you for slipping in the news of the delay at the end of an unrelated new update. That is totally mature of you. I'm done with you”