Although Mighty No. 9, Keiji Inafune's Kickstarter-funded Mega Man successor hasn't even come out yet, the fan-favourite developer announced another crowd-funding venture for his new project, Red Ash. However the Kickstarter wasn't as quickly embraced by fans as Inafune's previous venture, as potential backers were rightly cautious of the dodgy nature of this new Mega Man Legends inspired project. With the announcement that the money from fans would only be used to fund stretch goals that weren't even announced at the time (apparently a good portion of the development cost for the main game had already been acquired from different sources) potential backers just didn't know what they were actually giving their money to. Even then, the original kickstarted project Mighty No.9 was still in development when this quasi-sequel was announced, so backers of that game weren't exactly falling over themselves to double down on their investment for an unproven product. As a result, Red Ash came up short on its funding goal by almost $300,000, and Mighty No.9 was delayed from its late 2015 release date to sometime in early 2016.