Earlier this month, Japanese developer comcept launched a Kickstarter campaign for Red Ash – The Indelible Legend. Despite being branded as a spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends, this campaign was gaining funding much slower than their Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter. With four days left and nearly $300,000 to go, comcept announced that the game has been fully funded by Chinese company FUZE Entertainment.
In a Kickstarter update, comcept not only confirmed that Red Ash has received full support from FUZE Enterainment, but that the game will now come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
FUZE Entertainment is a relatively unknown to the American audience. The company mostly works on bringing major titles to the Chinese market and has ties to console manufacturers, which explains why their involvement in Red Ash also includes console ports. Comcept’s Kickstarter update gives a brief summary on FUZE:
FUZE Entertainment Co., Ltd. is a Chinese digital entertainment company engaged in production of console hardware as well as sales of console games.
FUZE is based around Chinese game industry pioneer Wang Feng, and was co-founded with partners Huawei, NVIDIA, and Microsoft Xbox.
FUZE has established partnerships with major console game publishers to bring AAA titles to the Chinese market, and have made it their mission to bring the highest quality game experiences to gamers around the world.
This partnership hasn’t changed the episodic nature of Red Ash. FUZE will fund the eight hour prologue chapter The KalKanon Incident. The status of any future chapters is currently unknown.
Backers can continue to give money to the Red Ash project before it ends on August 3. If it reaches its goal, comcept has promised the money will be put toward unspecified stretch goals that will expand the game.
A playable mock-up of the game is available from the game’s Kickstarter page. Now that Red Ash will be officially released, will you contribute to the Kickstarter to add more content? Do you think giving money to the Kickstarter for the Red Ash anime is worth it? Let us know in the comment section.