Inafune announces 3DS game

Capcom legend Keiji Inafune has announced Kaio, an action-RPG for 3DS from his new studio Intercept.

Andriasang reports that Kaio – which translates as Sea King – has multiplayer support and a pirate setting, though the main character is a penguin. Its western name is King Of Pirates.

The game is being developed by Intercept in collaboration with Marvelous AQL, the newly formed company comprising Marvelous Entertainment, AQ Interactive and Liveware, and will be released in Japan next year.

Kai-Oh is the first console game Inafune has announced since his departure from Capcom almost a year ago. In April, he announced he had started up two new companies: game developer Comcept, and cross-media studio Intercept. He announced The Island Of Dr Momo, a social game for the Gree platform, and JJ Rockets for Mobage, in July.