Nintedo 3DS Game Kaio: King of Pirates is Cancelled by Marvelous

By   /   Mar 14, 2015

Marvelous has recently confirmed that it has called off Kaio: King of Pirates – its role-playing game that was being developed by Keiji Inafune and scheduled to release exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.

Stating the reason of its cancellation, Marvelous said that the game was being viewed as a powerful new IP for the company, however; due to some changes in the market environment, the company decided to scrap the project.

Cancelling ‘Kaio: King of Pirates’ definitely took its toll as it caused the company to lose 461 million yen which is around $3.8 million USD.

Kaio: King of Pirates was originally announced back in 2011 when it was scheduled to release in 2012. However, it was later delayed to 2013 and then once again to 2014 for unknown reasons, though, we speculated it was something to do a ton of other projects on Keiji Inafune’s plate – someone should have seen it coming.

Those who do not know much about Kaio: King of Pirates, it was a role-playing game with a ton of multiplayer elements. The game revolved around a pirate penguin named Sangokushi accompanied by more than 300 creatures including monkeys, cows, penguins, and even dragons.

Were you looking forward to the game? Let us know in the comments section below.

Translated by: Gematsu.
Source: Games Talk.