Mighty No. 9 has been delayed once more. In an official announcement creator Keiji Inafune wrote, that "unfortunately, we have an announcement that will be very disappointing to all of you. 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. However, the issues relating to the network modes were more critical than expected, and it has become apparent that we will need to delay the game from its February 9th release date. 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." No exact new date has been set, but Inafune "expect it to realistically be in Spring 2016".
The reason for the delay "is rooted in bugs inside the network modes, and specifically problems with matchmaking. There are two large reasons for this problem, one of them being the large number of platforms supported (...) and the other stems from the fact that the engine we are using is no longer being updated which means adjustments for matchmaking and online code are being made manually. (...) Unfortunately, this is all a result of miscalculations on the part of us, the development staff. (...) For this 3rd delay of the game, we have no excuses for disappointing our fans and especially our backers once more. We want to take this chance to express our sincerest apologies to everyone who has looked forward to the release."
Mighty No. 9 was original kickstarted to the tune of $3,845,170 in October 2013 and was originally expected to release in April of last year.