After leaving Capcom due to undisclosed issues (mostly to do with the stagnation of the Japanese gaming industry), Keiji Inafune remained mostly under the radar as his new companies Concept and Intercept seemed to be content with releasing social games and Inafune himself always being happy to lend himself to cameos in Hyperdimensional Neptunia Mk 2. This guise was abolished today with the announcement of Concept’s latest project: King of Pirates.
Inafune describes King of Pirates as an intended trilogy with over 300 characters that will be based of the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. While the game isn’t exactly the first game to be based of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, It is most likely the first one to involve pirates. The game is set for a release in Japan for the 3DS next year and a trailer can be found after the jump.
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Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man and Dead Rising, has been a bit quiet since he left Capcom after his twenty-three years service. Now he has finally made his move forming two new companies, Comcept and Intercept.
Intercept, the company we’re more interested in, will focus completely on game development. The website for the site is already up here. The site lists three goals for the company’s software.
Originality – Cannot be copied by others.
Gravity – Has the power to pull people in
Beyond Age – Things that cross eras
The other company, Comcept, will focus on other forms of entertainment, rather than just video games. The site specifically mentions mobile games, online games, books, music, and video.
Of course it will be awhile till we see something from Inafune, at least in the games department. But it’s good to see that things are starting to get rolling for him.
After 23 years, Head of Development Keiji Inafune announces that he is leaving Capcom. The head of R&D at Capcom and CEO of Capcom online gaming subsidiary Daletto will only be so until the end of the month, as he said in his blog.
Inafune started at Capcom 23 years ago as a character designer and rose through the ranks to where he proudly stands now.
He has recently been the source of controversial comments about the Japanese gaming industry. At a Dead Rising 2 Tokyo Game Show party last year he declared the Japanese industry dead after seeing what was on offer.
In his blog, Inafune did not reveal a reason for his leave, he just referred to Capcom as “truly a good company” and adding “I love Capcom”. Although he did indicate that he most likely wouldn’t be working with Capcom in the future.
He indicated that one of his reasons for leaving is that he had reached his peak within Capcom and that he had no further steps to take at the company. He said, “It would probably be good for me to sit gracefully in this seat and become a leading figure in the industry. However, I cannot do this. Settling down means death for the creator. As long as you are a creator, you cannot settle down.”
First Inafune is displeased with Japanese developers, then with his own company’s management… and now he hates his job. What will please Inafune? Retirement!
In a interview with a Japanese gaming outlet, the interviewee, and probably most of us, assumed Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man, Dead Rising, and many more franchises, loved his job. Inafune corrected him saying this actually wasn’t the case. “It’s the opposite. I hate it! I want to retire early and take it easy.”
Inafune says that developers who like their jobs can take it easy and work on a single title and still get paid a full salary. “There are loads of creators like that. But I’m not like that. If things are difficult while they are doing it, they can become a leader and a creator.”
It seems kind of strange as Inafune, in general, seems like some one who would enjoy his work. Oh well, at least he has Mega Man Legends 3 on the way.
I am still not exactly sure what this game is but it looks to atleast play like an NES Megaman game. From the looks of some of the blocks that were spelling out words it is possible that the game could have level creation and online sharing. Other than that it looks like you might be able to play with other well known Capcom characters.
Check out the video after the jump.
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