After making a spiritual successor to the classic “Mega Man” games with “Mighty No. 9,” developer Comcept has gone back to Kickstarter to do the same thing for the underrated “Mega Man Legends” games with “Red Ash.” However, that’s not all: The game’s director, Keiji Inafune, has teamed with Studio4C to also make a “Red Ash” anime movie to go with the game.
While both the “Red Ash” game and anime will have similar characters and storylines, they will be separate entities, Engadget reported. Both the game and the movie will be set in a post-apocalyptic state where robots have won the war against mankind. But the few remaining humans will plan on fighting back.
As of this writing, “Red Ash” has raised $230,000 toward its $800,000 goal with 29 days to go, so it seems the project might move forward. There are currently more than 2,000 backers, making this project one that has captured the imagination of a good number of fans. It will be interesting to see if the developers succeed in making a game and an anime that could lead to a bigger franchise.
The “Red Ash” game has been given the subtitle “The Indelible Legend” and reportedly will be a third-person action role-playing game (RPG) that also has several shooter elements in play for an action-packed title. If the game sounds like a “Mega Man Legends” successor, that appears to be intentional as several staff members from the original “Mega Man Legends” games have joined the project.
Because “Red Ash” was only recently announced, no gameplay videos or screen captures have been released yet, though the official Kickstarter page does have various behind-the-scenes looks at the game’s progress. If Comcept and Studio4C plan this out accordingly, “Red Ash” could become a bigger franchise than originally envisioned.
The teams are still working on the “Red Ash” projects and state that both the game and the anime will be out by July 2017. “Mighty No. 9,” another Kickstarter game from the same creators, is set for release later this year.