Developer Comcept says the “Red Ash” video game has now been fully funded, thanks to a newly announced partnership with Chinese entertainment company Fuze. The partnership seems to be a blessing for Comcept, as the company has announced that “Red Ash: The Indelible Legend” will now be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One, with more exciting news apparently on the way.
The announcement was made on Kickstarter, where Comcept also stated that it would be changing the game’s original stretch goals, though it did not say what the new ones will be. The company also said the money that was originally donated by fans would now be used to develop content for “Red Ash.” It also encouraged fans to continue backing the project in the remaining days of the campaign.
Fuze’s involvement can be seen as a blessing, as the game made only $489,000 of its intended $800,000 stretch goal. The sudden financial backing is probably why the stretch goals will be getting an overhaul, though an article from Game Informer has suggested that Comcept drop “Red Ash” from Kickstarter and simply market the game in a traditional way, since it seemingly has enough money to do so now.
Originally, the “Red Ash” Kickstarter campaign was meant to fund the first three chapters in an episodic game series, with more being developed depending on fan reaction. Now that Fuze has stepped in to help fund the game, it seems like “Red Ash” will be a self-contained video game, with more to come depending on sales and a possible fan base.
“Red Ash” is supposedly a spiritual successor to “Mega Man Legends,” much as Comcept’s “Mighty No. 9” is to the classic “Mega Man” games. While the story has some major differences, like the fact that robots have won the war against humanity, players will be going through ruins to find parts for weapon upgrades and pawning, just like in “Mega Man Legends.”
No release date has been revealed for “Red Ash” just yet, though it will likely come sometime in 2016 or 2017. “Mighty No. 9” is coming out on Sept. 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC through Steam and 3DS, though there have been rumors that the game will be facing another delay.