Author Existence Failure: A very unusual case. Fans feared for years that Keiji Inafune, who had been lobbying his superiors at Capcom for years to let him do a third game, would either leave Capcom or retire before he could pull it off. The trope was seemingly averted when, ten years after Legends 2, Inafune finally announced that development for the sequel was underway. A month later, Inafune left Capcom. Development of Legends 3 has continued without him, but considering that the game still hasn't gotten the final greenlight for production, there's still a possibility that the trope might end up getting played straight.
As of this announcement, the trope has indeed been played straight. (By its cancellation, not Inafune's death as in most cases of the trope, thank goodness.)
Crack is Cheaper: The Misadventures of Tron Bonne. Good luck finding it for under a hundred dollars, though, although this is probably due to the fact that it's a Gaiden Game, is fairly old now, and isn't too common. It's also not getting a digital rerelease, as the rights for a song supposedly expired, and a physical release is unlikely considering the sales of the series.