Meet The Cast Of KAIO: King of Pirates

By Ishaan . January 1, 2013 . 10:30am

V Jump magazine brings us our first look at in-game screenshots of KAIO: King of Pirates, along with information on the game’s main characters. Take a look at the V Jump report below (click to enlarge):


According to the V Jump page, it looks as though the game may have ship battles as well as regular battles. The row of characters on the bottom are the game’s main cast. Their names (from left to right) are: Eag, Chobi, Wukan and Peguin.


Eag is Peguin’s friend, but also his rival. Chobi is one of Peguin’s men and is the strongest in terms of power. Wukan is another of Peguin’s crew and is described as cool-headed and smart. Finally, Peguin himself is described as having a strong sense of justice and comradeship.


As previously reported, KAIO: King of Pirates is based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms story. The game is about the battle over the Lucifer Coin. Whoever possesses the coin rules the ocean and becomes the Kaio, the king of pirates. The series is planned as a trilogy and is being spearheaded by Mega Man creator, Keiji Inafune.


Marvelous AQL, who are publishing KAIO: King of Pirates, will also debut an anime and manga series this year, as well as the game.

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  • So is this supposed to be like that gamecube remake of that Dreamcast JRPG with ships?

    • Kevi Johnson-el

      I don’t think it will be like skies of arcadia

      • Yeah you are right, Skies of Arcadia was much better than this

  • Spirit Macardi

    A fusion of One Piece and Dynasty Warriors with a cast of cute humanoid animals? Freakin’ awesome!

    • Nah just localize Project X Zone and Samurai Chronicles 2 and Ill be ascent

      • puchinri

        I’m pretty sure Spirit Macardi looking forward to this does not interfere with what you want, given that it’s different publishers too. ^u^;

      • Spirit Macardi

        Project X Zone didn’t have cute humanoid animals… Even though Namco and Sega both have characters that they could have used >.>

  • Ethan_Twain

    I’m glad to see this! Marvelous had gone an awfully long time without showing anything new out of this project, and considering that it’s being made under new management (for them at least) it was possible things had gone astray.

    I mean, things probably will still go astray anyway. Announcing that you’re gonna be a trilogy more than a year before release of the initial installment is never a good sign. When has that ever led to a strong trilogy in video games?

    Hope I’m wrong :)

    • Inafune’s pretty invested in this. I remember back when he and MAQL revealed the game, they held a small press conference and invited retailers to it, where they talked about the game and Inafune’s aspirations for it. There are reasons they’ve been quiet about KAIO for a while, but things will pick up info-wise soon enough. There’s a method to the madness. :)

  • It’s about time we saw at least a tiny bit of in-game shots rather than a CG movie that told us next to nothing but what the characters would look like!

  • Looks cool, but the wait for this is looonnngggg. I fear if he may not be able to complete the trilogy at this rate unless Inafune is making all of them at once.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    This is supposed to be an action adventure RPG, right? Hopefully they’ll show gameplay footage soon. Kinda missed that Jump Festa promise, didn’t they?

  • Solomon_Kano

    FINALLY some Kaio news! Don’t get me wrong, Soul Sacrifice looks good, but we haven’t heard squat about this past that trailer (which had no gameplay anyway) a while back. I can’t wait to see what it plays like.

  • almostautumn

    Those are some slick gloves. And the game looks badass also.

  • Göran Isacson

    Ah, so it’s not ENTIRELY the story of Romance of the Three Kingdoms but with talking animals… I admit, I’m a big enough fan of the mythology around that period to be interested in seeing where this game takes them. Just wish I knew what it played like. Dynasty Warriors? Pirates, what with the mixture of fighting and ship-battles? Some strange third route?

  • OverlordZetta

    Come onnnn, give us some release dates!
    As soon as this comes overseas, I’m getting a 3DS. This is my sacred vow.

  • Testsubject909

    I’d like to see a showdown between Peguin and Luffy.

    Just saying.

    Though considering he’s using swords, he’d probably end up fighting Zoro.

  • Setsuryuu

    I thought Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei color was green, but I guess Megaman’s creator just have to turn everthing blue. *making way too much mix-ups at once*

  • Sergio Briceño

    The debut CG trailer didn’t exactly blow my mind, but it did introduce an interesting concept.

    The screenshots proved me wrong though, it does look superb.

    This penguin must really love all species seeing he’s got a member of each race aboard his ship. Interesting concept indeed.

    PD: If the LC makes you king of pirates, then I’m guessing it doesn’t really do that and it’s just a myth? Or maybe it gets lost or destroyed? Because if you really find it, then doesn’t it kind of ruin the plot for the next 2 games?

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