Keiji Inafune, former Mega-Man producer and Dead Rising designer, is hard at work on a new title. It's called Kaio: King of Pirates and it's for the Nintendo 3DS. It stars a penguin pirate.
Inafune will be taking director duties. King of Pirates is a mix of pirates and Sangokushi. It's an action role-playing game, and it's aimed at kids.
This isn't Inafune's first post-Capcom project, but it is his first console title. He is already working on a couple social games.
Kaio: King of Pirates will be published by Marvelous AQL and will be released in 2012. Check the game's official site, which is also in English.
稲船敬二さんが家庭用ゲームの新作を発表！ 3DS向け海洋冒険RPG『海王』 [Kotaku Japan]