Game’s director confirms plans to launch the game outside of Japan.
Last October, Keiji Inafune, who was once the head of production for Capcom, announced that his company, Intercept, would be bringing a new game to the Nintendo 3DS, “King of Pirates”. While much of the game is still shrouded in mystery, we do know it will feature anthropomorphic animal pirate action and adventure on the open seas. The game, at least in Japan, is also being published by Marvelous AQL, best known for the Harvest Moon and Rune Factory series’.
While we may not know a whole lot about the specifics of the game, which is actually reported to be planned as a trilogy of titles, we do know that the plan is to bring the game to regions outside of Japan as well. According to an interview with Joystiq, Inafune’s philosophy is to bring all of his titles outside of Japan.
Keiji Inafune said:
“For all my titles, I’m looking to do worldwide publishing. I can’t say who is publishing because it could be Marvelous directly or maybe they’re going to find another publisher in the US,” he said. “But the plan is to do it worldwide.”
The game certainly has potential, and the 3DS may just have another new hit on it’s hands, both in Japan and elsewhere.
Heh, just joking. I get the feeling that it's going to be a more of a tactics game. I hope this rocks. The idea of pirate animals is awesome and it would be great for us to have a new, good and solid franchise in the 3DS business.