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Mighty No. 9 studio launches another Mega Man-inspired Kickstarter

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RedAsh

Back in 2011 when Capcom cancelled Mega Man Legends 3, the internet exploded in to a rage, with the tubes that carry information across the web – for a moment – powered by the tears of Mega Man fans. It followed other cancelled games featuring the blue bomber.

According to legend, Mega Man Legends 3 would have actually been completed and released had Keiji Inafune not acrimoniously parted ways – but he got his own back with the Kickstarted Mega Man Spiritual successor, Mighty No 9. After two years of development, it’ finally due this September, giving Mega Man fans a Mega Man game in everything but name.

And he’s back at it. Keiji Inafune and Comcept have a brand new Kickstarter for a game that’s essentially Mega Man Legends. Here’s what its cheeky Kickstarter says:

Running free in an anime-inspired game world! Embark on a near-future sci-fi adventure in search of the “Legendary Legacy”!

“The Red Ash team is spearheaded by Art Director Kazushi Ito and Director Masahiro Yasuma, key members of the original team that pioneered open world game design with Mega Man Legends.

“This project has inherited some of the DNA from our Mighty No. 9 project–specifically, the shared character names Beck and Call.”

Beck

And I’m finding it hard to be excited. Comcept is asking for $800 000 r fund the first chapter – not a whole game.

“We hope to use this small, but dense taste of the Red Ash universe as a foundation on which to build future content,” Comcept wrote.

“Whether it’s through additional funding, revenue from The KalKanon Incident sales, or teaming up with a publisher, this is a story we are determined to tell, and we want all of our backers to be on the ground floor for the creation of this new game universe.”

Interestingly, the Kickstarter is being launched in conjunction with a twin project to fund a Red Ash anime project by Studio 4?.

RED ASH is a very special project: an unprecedented collaboration between anime and gaming companies, working together to create their own unique content based on the same property and characters. These projects are based in separate, yet parallel worlds, giving creators on both sides full freedom to create whatever story or world they want.

I’ve never been much of a fan of Me(h)ga Man Legends, so I’m far, far more excited for Mighty No 9 – but I’m sure this Kickstarter is exciting stuff for the many who felt let down by Capcom’s cancellation of Legends 3.

Last Updated: July 6, 2015

30 Comments

  1. kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

    July 6, 2015 at 10:34

    Super excited but in the same boat, the pricing and stretch goals are weird. I don’t the like the segmentation of the game. I loved MML, hopefully the game will be as successful in funding as MNN9.

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      July 6, 2015 at 11:14

      Meh anime nonsense.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 6, 2015 at 11:16

        *animeh. Opportunity lost 🙁

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        • Admiral Chief's Adventure

          July 6, 2015 at 11:28

          DOH

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        • RinceThis

          July 6, 2015 at 11:37

          He left it open for you 🙂

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      • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

        July 6, 2015 at 11:19

        I don’t know about Red Ash and the whole anime world thing, but MML was a blast. Fun little adventure game with horrible controls, can’t remember it being overly anime-ish.

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  2. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    July 6, 2015 at 10:42

    Okay we get it. You can only make one type of game. Let us see how fun nr9 is gonna be before you pitch another investment opportunity.

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    • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

      July 6, 2015 at 10:45

      Well he’s the father of Dead Rising, Onimusha and Lost Planet as well.

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 6, 2015 at 10:46

        John Romero made Doom, and Daikatana. 😉

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        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          July 6, 2015 at 10:49

          You read my mind. 😛

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 6, 2015 at 10:51

            It’s the go-to for “developer x can do no wrong”.

            For movies it’s Ridley Scott made Blade Runner, and Prometheus. 😀

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            July 6, 2015 at 10:57

            Micheal Bay made Armageddon and Pearl Harbor. 😛

        • kuuu(UMAR)rrrr

          July 6, 2015 at 11:03

          I don’t think we’re really referring to the same thing.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 6, 2015 at 11:08

            Oops, my bad.

          • RinceThis

            July 6, 2015 at 11:41

            You should feel bad!

    • Geoffrey Tim

      July 6, 2015 at 11:23

      MM Legends games are very, very different to Mega Man games.

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  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 6, 2015 at 10:49

    No thanks. I’ve got 3 pretty simple rules for backing on KS – must have SP, no online-only, no episodic games. Violate any one, or more, of those, get lost no matter what you are.

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    • Bagel

      July 6, 2015 at 10:53

      I will simply be stealing these rules. :^)

      Reply

    • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

      July 6, 2015 at 10:58

      So you backed Star Citizen?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 6, 2015 at 10:59

        I did, mainly for S42 – the rest is a bonus.

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        • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

          July 6, 2015 at 11:02

          Good good. Did you get a decent ship?

          Cause I will have to liberate myself a decent ship from someone. 🙂

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 6, 2015 at 11:05

            Got a 315p, so good luck finding me. I’m not going to be near shipping lanes very often. 😀

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            July 6, 2015 at 11:06

            Then I will work hard Han Soloing it for while till I have enough cash to put up a bounty and then I will find you!

            Alternatively I can just work hard and buy a ship myself. 🙂

        • Ottokie

          July 6, 2015 at 11:03

          I am itching to back as well, Star Citizen looks amazing. But I’m afraid its gonna be a premium buy to play game.

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          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            July 6, 2015 at 11:04

            Nah it is at a AAA price basically but no real benefit from purchasing anything more apart from insurance for MP.

          • Ottokie

            July 6, 2015 at 11:06

            So it will be Elite:Dangerous style. (buying ships with in game cred and paying insurance when you go full noob)

          • Kromas,powered by windows 10.

            July 6, 2015 at 11:12

            Yep except pledging for a larger hull gets you lifetime insurance on said hull. Not really sure how they will prevent the exploit even I can see coming but time will tell.

  4. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    July 6, 2015 at 10:53

    imb4 any MEHTY jokes

    Reply

    • Ottokie

      July 6, 2015 at 11:04

      Meh, wont bother this time 😛

      Reply

  5. RinceThis

    July 6, 2015 at 11:51

    Let’s see how his new game is before throwing loads of cash at him for a similar game 😛

    Reply

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