Mr Mega Man, ladies and gentlemen, who infamously proclaimed Japan’s industry “finished” at GDC in 2011. Inafune has spent the intervening five years making stone-cold classics such as
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Mighty No 9. The latter, massively crowdfunded and thrice delayed, limped over the line in the summer and was received dismally. Meanwhile, Japan’s game industry as a whole is enjoying an upswing. Whoops.