Inafune’s Kaio: King of Pirates cancelled

Following a seemingly endless string of delays, Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune’s upcoming 3DS title Kaio: King of Pirates has been cancelled.

Siliconera reports on publisher Marvelous’s press release, which states the company lost 461 million – or around $3.8m – on the project gone sour.

Kaio was announced back in 2011 as a 3DS release scheduled to arrive in 2012. Multiple delays had pushed the title into 2014, and now here we are three months into the following year with news of the cancellation.

The game was to be based on the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and had been planned for release worldwide.

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