Working with a publisher isn’t something that Comcept is forced to consider. Thanks to generous donations received on Kickstarter, the game can be released independently.
But let’s talk hypotheticals. Say Capcom were to approach creator Keiji Inafune and the team at Comcept about handling publishing duties. Is this something Inafune would be open to? To put it simply: yes.
Inafune told Game Informer this month:
“I would hear their terms. If they had the best terms, I would go with Capcom. There is no reason not to publish with Capcom, and I certainly don’t feel like there’s a reason that I have to publish with Capcom. Literally, it would be a very cut-and-dried business negotiation. If they had the best terms, the logical businessman in me would say, ‘Yes, let’s go with them.’”
What would make Capcom publishing Mighty No. 9 particularly interesting is how Inafune would be returning to the company he started out with (and eventually left), in a sense. But again, the game could very well end up without a publisher – and no one would really mind that.