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Keiji Inafune, the man who gave the world "Mega Man," and who also hopes to give everyone "Mighty No. 9," recently spoke with Kotaku about past accomplishments and future goals.

Naturally, his most famous creation comes up, a lot. The recap even kicks off with him answering who would win in a fight, though quite a few other things are touched upon alongside.

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Gamers have spoken and they clearly believe in Keiji Inafune's dream project. And the success of the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter has proven that the hordes of disgruntled Mega Man fans are indeed putting their money where their mouth is.

A little over a week since its debut, it has easily surpassed the initial goal of $900,000. In fact, as of this writing, it's the original desired amount plus a cool million on top, at $1,900,396.

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It's a little late, but the successfully funded 2.5D side-scroller from Keiji Inafune is probably the best anniversary celebration that the "Mega Man" franchise could hope for.

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As mentioned earlier today, Mega Man has seen better days. But what about the creator of Mega Man, Keiji Inafune? After Mega Man Legends 3 (a game that he wanted just as badly as all the fans, maybe even more so) was cancelled, Inafune decided to leave Capcom and make games on his own.

And over the past two years, he's been bouncing back and forth, woking on things here and there. He's also been guest starring in various titles, and another such game is coming out here in America later this summer, entitled Sweet Fuse: At Your Side.

It's visual novel, one that's aimed at women. Which is a big thing in Japan, but definitely not so much here. But even back home, Sweet Fuse was able to stick out thanks to its wackier than usual premise.

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The latest from Keiji Inafune does something most demos should be doing already: not only does the demo for PS Vita-exclusive "Soul Sacrifice" offer up the entire first chapter for the game, but any progress you make in it will transfer to your full game purchase. Plus, transferring your save data will also unlock exclusive content for the lengthy action adventure game.

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Even as Epic prepares to commit their resources to Unreal 4 development, these screens from the upcoming "Ninja Gaiden" side story "Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z" prove the old engine still has some juice in it yet.

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Idea Factory is the developer behind such romance-heavy efforts as "Uwasa no Midori-kun!!" Keiji Inafune helped create Mega Man and has some very strong opinions about the Japanese game industry. Well, Siliconera is pointing to the recently-announced "Sweet Fuse: At Your Side," which will put the irascible Inafune in a romance game where he owns an amusement park and you can potentially find romance for his fictional niece.

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The latest from designer Keiji Inafune is coming to the Vita in April with the obligatory yet bizarre language pack preorder bonus.

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The collaboration between Tecmo Koei/Team Ninja and "Mega Man" creator Keiji Inafune appears to be sticking with the current gen for the "Ninja Gaiden" side-story, based on a recent job posting.

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During a pre-Tokyo Game Show event, Keiji Inafune and Tecmo Koei revealed that the recently-teased Yaiba was actually a Ninja Gaiden joint headed to current gen consoles and possibly the Wii U.

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