Mighty No. 9’s development, as well as its recent launch, has suffered from delays and mixed reviews from critics. Keiji Inafune, the game’s creator, addressed these issues to the public. But some of his words relating to the game have been misinterpreted.
During a live stream that took place this week to commemorate the game’s launch, Ben Judd, a former producer at Capcom sat in to act as Inafune’s translator during this event. Ben and Inafune both worked together at Capcom in the past.
During the stream, Judd also added his own personal commentary, along with his translation, to the event. As a result, Inafune’s comments on the launch of Mighty No. 9 being “better than nothing” did not actually come from Inafune himself.
According to other translators (via Eurogamer), Inafune actually addressed how he feels about the game’s launch by saying, “I’m kind of loath to say this because it’s going to sound like an excuse and I don’t want to make any excuses. I own all the problems that came with this game and if you want to hurl insults at me, it’s totally my fault. I’m the key creator. I will own that responsibility.”
Mighty No. 9 is available for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and PC. The Xbox 360 version of the game has been delayed.