You’d think that if your game has already attracted a fair amount of criticism and controversy during its development, you’d set about fixing things behind the scenes and try to rebuild that confidence. Comcept, the developers behind Mighty No.9 don’t seem to be able to catch a break right now with the upcoming Mega man inspired series and today we have learned (thanks Niche Gamer!)that the trial version that was expected this month has now been delayed.

The team explained on their website:
We want to give you some more clarity on the demo situation.

Although the demo had been finished and was ready to go, we ran into some very last-minute and unexpected complications with distributing the demo exclusively to all our backers through Steam. We’ve also been listening to your feedback about preferring to have a demo that is not time-limited. Given the complications with giving you the demo, we came to the conclusion that it would be better to make the demo DRM-free without any time restrictions.

Because this demo is exclusively for you, our backers, we still needed to have a way to get the demo to each of you individually and we’ve been looking into all the options. We’re currently working with our partners at Humble Bundle to prepare the demo for delivery through their service.

Unfortunately this change in our plans means that the release of the demo is going to be slightly delayed as we are currently working on retooling the demo for a DRM-free release. Comcept and all of our partners are working hard to get the demo ready and in our backers’ hands as soon as possible. We sincerely apologize for this delay, but we hope you’ll like the resulting changes!

We will keep our backers up-to-date regarding the release of this demo as soon as we have more information.

The comments section seems to be filling up quite quickly with requests for refunds. Mighty No. 9 has already been subject to multiple delays already and is currently expected in 2016.

Are you a backer? Have you been looking forward to the game? Let us know what you make of the situation in the comments.

  • Mauricio Quintero

    When I first saw images of the gameplay I was totally let down, and the things Diana said just made it worst, now this, feels like a joke, a really mean joke

  • Maxy

    Hey there, can’t you make a piece of news about Yoru no Nai Kuni asking all vita fans be more vocal about the problem?

  • Devin Hudson

    So basically the game was supposed to be out by now, but at this point they can’t even get a demo out? I’d probably be pretty pissed too if I had backed it.