Mighty No. 9 trailer promises to make bad guys "cry like an anime fan on prom night"

The new Mighty No. 9 trailer, entitled Masterclass, is all about the ninth Mighty's special abilities: his dashes, his combo moves, and his absorption boosts. The narrator is certainly excited about it. Are you? 

I ask because not everyone is. Kotaku, for instance, notes the irony of the line “make the bad guys cry like an anime fan on prom night” in an ad for a game in which you literally play as an anime character, and a lot of YouTube commenters don't seem to disagree. It's possible that the marketing department was going for a proper retro vibe for the retro-styled game—you know, something along the lines of this (or this, or this, or... this?)—but the cringe isn't actually ironic if it's played straight througout. 

I'm not always a great judge of these things, though, and so I leave it to you: Is this, in fact, an awesome thing that is awesome? Or are you getting a slightly off-key vibe from it? 

Either way, Mighty No. 9, barring delays, will be out on June 21.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.