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Mega Man 2 composer Takashi Tateishi on board for Mighty No. 9

Composer Takashi Tateishi, known for creating the Mega Man series' iconic stage clear jingle and main character's theme in Mega Man 2, will join production on Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9, according to the latest update to the Kickstarter campaign.

Tateishi (pictured above on the right) will join Inti Creates' Ippo Yamada (pictured left) — who has written music for games including Mega Man 9 and 10 as well as Resident Evil — and Mega Man 1 composer Manami Matsumae, who already created the Mighty No. 9 Main Theme.

According to the update, Tateishi, currently CEO of his own studio Most Company, has been reworking his schedule in order to find time to work on Mighty No. 9. And as a reminder, all backers who pledge $40 and above will receive a digital version of the game's full soundtrack.

"Tateishi-san's tunes are the type you can't get out of your head, the kind you find yourself humming in the shower, or covering in your band — it's no accident they've become some of the best-known songs in all of gaming!" reads the post.

"We hope you agree this is a really big deal, both to us personally as fans, and for the project overall."

The Kickstarter campaign for Mighty No. 9 ends tomorrow night at 8:19 p.m. ET. The campaign was launched during PAX Prime earlier this month and met its funding goal in less than 48 hours. The game is currently slated to release on Windows PC, Linux, Mac, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS ports as stretch goals. Read our interview with Inafune and learn how launching Mighty No. 9 made him realize how wide-spread Mega Man's influence has been.

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