Mega Man Legends Spiritual Successor and Anime Tie-In Hit Kickstarter
Comcept launched two Kickstarters for Red Ash. The first Kickstarter campaign, as you would expect, is for the video game successor for Mega Man Legends. Red Ash: The Indeligible Legend is going to be filled with dungeon exploring, robots and bullets in a third-person action game just as Mega Man Volnutt experienced. Another Kickstarter campaign has launched for its tie-in animated movie, Red Ash: Magicicada the Animation. The game will be split into two parts, the first is described as the "KalKanon Incident," which will offer 8 hours of playtime. Based on how much money is raised, you can expect more content. Unfortunately, we're not sure if a second Kickstarter will launch for the other half of the game or not. This new, red-armored protagonist is named Beck, and he'll be infiltrating the mobile castle Kalkanon. Beck will also have a partner named Tyger and a mechanic friend named Call. You'll get to play as both Tyger and Beck throughout the game.
As of the publication of this article, Red Ash: The Indeligible Legend's Kickstarter campaign is sitting on $250K+ of its $800K goal with 27 days to go. The campaign for Red Ash: Magicicada the Animation is currently sitting on $60K of its $150K goal with 28 days left. According to their respective pages, both the game and anime movie should launch in July 2017. Red Ash is only being slated for a PC release so far, but we have a feeling console stretch goals will be added in the future based on how well its crowdfunding goes.
Here's a list of who is working on the game:
Executive Producer: Keiji Inafune (Mighty No. 9, Mega Man Legends)
Art Director: Kazushi Ito (Mega Man Legends, Ape Escape 3)
Game Director: Masahiro Yasuma (Mega Man Legends, Battle Network)
Lead Background Artist: Miki Kijima (Mega Man Legends, Battle Network)
UI Designer: Yukiko Kawanabe (Mega Man Legends, Lost Planet)
Supervisor: Tom-Pon (Mighty No. 9)
Composer: Manami Matsumae (Mighty No. 9, Shovel Knight)
Sound: Shusaku Uchiyama (Mega Man 8, Resident Evil 4)
Producer: Yoichi Ono (Mighty No. 9)
Here's a few concept shots for both the anime movie and the game: