Inafune's 3DS game Kaio: King of Pirates delayed to 2014

Kaio: King of Pirates, the Nintendo 3DS pirate game lead by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, is delayed to 2014, according to changes made to the game's official website.

Kaio was announced in 2011 at a press conference held in Tokyo. The game is an action role-playing title with multiplayer support and stars pirate penguin Sangokushi. Joining him is a cast of more than 300 other characters, including more penguins, cows, monkeys and dragons.

"The story is set in the adventurous great ocean where heroes fight for their ambition, justice, and their lives," reads a message from Inafune on the game's website. "You can expect a truly exciting gaming experience in this world.

"What I want Kaio to visualize is ‘human appeal' itself," he adds. "What is beyond the ‘right and wrong' or the ‘good and bad'? What is waiting in the end? I truly hope you will join me in this adventure."

Kaio missed its original release date of 2012 and was pushed back a year. This is the second time the game has been delayed.

The title is currently in development at Intercept, which was founded by Inafune in 2011, with collaboration from Marvelous AQL. Infaune's other studio Comcept, which was founded in 2010, is currently working on the Kickstarter-funded Mega Man-esque Mighty No. 9.

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