Kaio: King of Pirates, the 3DS game by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, has been cancelled by publisher Marvelous.

The publisher revealed in a press release (translated via Siliconera) that it lost Ľ461m yen (roughly $3.8m) on the game.

Kaio aimed to tell the Romance of the Three Kingdoms saga using anthropomorphic animals. It was planned as a trilogy and was originally going to be a multimedia IP, but for whatever reason that didn't pan out. I guess penguin pirates just aren't in vogue at the moment.

Here's the reveal trailer for Kaio, giving us a brief glimpse at what could have been.

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