Mighty No. 9's Composer Takes On Challenge Mode

By Mark Delaney, 2 years ago
The main difference between Japanese video games and western video games is found within the essence of why they exist. Western games from North America and Europe are often about the experience, sometimes foregoing anything resembling a difficult sequence in favor of telling a story or eliciting certain emotions. Japanese games do this as well sometimes, of course, but much more often than their western counterparts, they exist simply for the challenge, daring their players to be perfect. In this gameplay video for Megaman's spiritual successor, Mighty No. 9, the game's lead composer takes on the game's challenge mode that evokes those core far east principles.

Mighty No. 9 was recently delayed until February 9th.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.