Comcept’s Kaio: King of Pirates Officially Cancelled

Kaio: King of Pirates is an adventure game known to be in development by Keiji Inafune’s studio Comcept—and as of today, the game has officially been cancelled by publisher Marvelous. That shouldn’t come as too much of a shock, considering the ongoing delays and lack of news on the 3DS release, but it’s still a disappointment to those looking forward to the title.

The title was planned to become a significant brand for Marvelous, with rumors of a trilogy in the works. However, the cancellation announcement cited marketplace changes and “other difficult situations regarding plans they had for its mixed media development” as causes for the decision. This means that Marvelous has lost around $3.8 million in costs, but it’s no secret that Comcept’s priorities as of late have been focused on Mighty No. 9 (which is planned for multiple platforms, including Wii U and 3DS).

Very few details were released to the public about this game, though as with any game that has Inafune’s support behind it, there was some excitement and anticipation surrounding the project. However, the official cancellation brings to light that many of the delays were what some had feared—signs of the game’s impending doom.


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