Sorry Mighty No. 9 fans – the game has been delayed for a third time, and you will not be playing it come February 9. Time to update that “most anticipated of 2016” list.

Creator Keiji Inafune has announced the sad news on the game’s official website. “In preparation for the February release of Mighty No. 9 we have been working hard with our partners to resolve any network issues and porting work necessary to publish Mighty No. 9 on the various platforms,” he wrote. “We have been working up until the very last moment to resolve these issues in order to make the February release, but it has become clear that we no longer have enough time to fix the issues and have everything prepared for release.”

“There are two large reasons for this problem, one of them being the large number of platforms supported (the solution for each platform is slightly different) and the other stems from the fact that the engine we are using is no longer being updated which means adjustments for matchmaking and online code are being made manually (actually reprogramming parts of the engine by the dev team themselves). Unfortunately, this is all a result of miscalculations on the part of us, the development staff.”

Inafune could not provide a solid release date for Mighty No. 9, stating only that a realistic date would be no earlier than Spring 2016. If you remember, the February release date was announced not so long ago.

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