Mega Man's Inafune Creates King of Pirates Action RPG

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Pirate story with Romance of the Three Kingdoms atmosphere slated for 2012

Keiji Inafune, CAPCOM's former producer of Mega Man (Rockman) and the current CEO of comcept, announced on Wednesday that he is developing a Nintendo 3DS action role-playing game called Kaiō -King of Pirates- for release next year. Inafune made the announcement at the press conference for new titles from Marvelous AQL, the company formed from the October 1 merger of Marvelous Entertainment, AQ Interactive, and Liveware.

Unlike many typical pirate stories, the game will add the atmosphere of the Chinese literary classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The story is as follows:

"Lucifer Coin"
He whom finds it, rules the ocean.
He becomes the "Kaio."

Long time ago,
there was a part of [the] ocean called
"Tai Hei Yo." [Japanese for the Pacific Ocean]
A power so overwhelming
changed the ocean into where
no living thing could survive.
It was called the "dark ocean."

"Aves," "Beasts," and "Scales,"
three different races,
fight over to take controle of the ocean.

In the age of war…
For the power to rule…

Now, sail out to the ocean of glory!

Marvelous AQL opened an English website for the game, but the site cautions that the game is only planned for Japan "as of Oct. 2011."

Inafune oversaw the Rockman/Mega Man game franchise, and he produced the Onimusha and Dead Rising game franchises until he left CAPCOM last year. In addition to King of Pirates, Inafune is producing the theme park setting for Bakudan Handan, mystery/dating simulation game for female gamers.

Source: 4Gamer via My Game News Flash, andriasang

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