The Mighty No. 9 end credits are almost four hours long

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The past year has not gone particularly smoothly for Mighty No. 9. There was the “anime fan on prom night” thing, and the entirely underwhelming launch trailer, and a pre-release livestream that was more of a morose apology than an excitement-filled build-up to the debut of a new game. But this, I actually like, because it's so utterly bizarre: The end-game credits take almost four full hours to scroll by. 

The reason is simply that the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter attracted more than 67,000 backers, and every last one of them gets a mention. GameXplain posted the whole thing on its YouTube channel: All three hours, forty-eight minutes, and four seconds of it. Backers start appearing at 6:06. Wow. 

I generally sit through videogame credits, for reasons that not even I fully understand, except that these people put a lot of work into making the game I just played and so watching their names go sailing past seems like the least I could do in return. But four hours? Unless Comcept has a fast-forward/rewind option in there somewhere, I don't think I could make it. Pity poor Mighty No. 66,502, who was so looking forward to seeing her name in the credits. I hope she doesn't fall asleep. 

Thanks, Kotaku.

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.