Marvelous AQL have high hopes for Kaio: King of Pirates, a Nintendo 3DS game developed by former Capcom executive Keiji Inafune. The story, which inspired by the Romance of the Three Kingdom, will kick off as a manga. V-Jump and Strongest Jump will carry the comic series next year.
Growing video game IPs into mixed media properties has been a popular business strategy for publishers. Level-5 pulled this off and raking in a top hat full of yen with Inazuma Eleven and The Little Battlers. Perhaps, Marvelous AQL can score a hit with Comcept’s title?
Kaio: King of Pirates is slated to be a 2012 title for Nintendo 3DS.