Mighty No. 9, a game so unbelievably underwhelming that most of us forgot it existed, managed to make itself momentarily relevant again with a brand spanking new trailer.
I don’t want to spoil anything, in particular, so here is the trainwreck in glorious 1080p for the few of you brave enough to withstand the inevitable pain.
While I could spend a good twenty minutes thinking of different ways to insult this disaster of a trailer, the head of the game’s development studio, Takuya Aizu, summarized it perfectly.
ひどいな。このPVは何なんだよ。 What the hell was D*** *il*** thinking making a crappy PV like this?! Unforgivable.
— Takuya Aizu (@t_aizu) May 26, 2016
After numerous delays and awful marketing, I cannot imagine Mighty No. 9 doing well when it eventually comes out. Beyond that, it’s almost laughable how much of a target it has become for mockery at this point.
Even the official Sonic The Hedgehog Twitter page had something to say about it.
Dear Anime Fans: On Prom Night, at least we'll still be there for you. pic.twitter.com/y5p6BPHHi1
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) May 26, 2016
Ouch. I don’t know what is more painful, that Mighty No. 9 could potentially be a phenomenal game if the studio cared enough to make it as such, or that every time people get a glimpse of it, controversy rears its ugly head.