Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune left Capcom in 2010 and formed his own company, Comcept, and in a few months he’ll be releasing a spiritual successor to Mega Man. Mighty No. 9 makes no attempt to hide the fact that it’s a revival of the Mega Man formula, but while many are happy that the game is being made (Capcom hasn’t made a single new Mega Man game since Inafune left, and they cancelled the two that he was working on), that’s not the case for everyone. Platinum Game’s Hideki Kamiya, another former Capcom employee, was asked about Mighty No. 9, and (in his typical fashion) he had some blunt words.

When asked for his thoughts on Mighty No. 9, Kamiya said “It’s like an insult to their old home.” When pressed further and asked if his problem was with the gameplay or its similarity to Mega Man, Inafune’s former co-worker said “Similar? It’s a copy.” He went on to reply to other inquiries, stating that it’s not right to copy an IP, even if it’s an IP that’s been dormant for years.

Do you agree with Kamiya, or are you happy that Mighty No. 9 is happening? Sound off in the comments.

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