KAIO: King of Pirates is an ambitious new IP from Marvelous AQL and Comcept, spearheaded by Keiji Inafune, and planned for 3DS. The game was announced way back in 2011, and it was supposed to release in 2012.
It has since been delayed to this year, and it definitely isn’t coming out between now and the end of the year, so now the game’s official website has been updated with a 2014 launch date.
The game is loosely based off the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, similar to how Dragon Ball is based off the Journey to the West. The core story revolves around the battle over the Lucifer Coin, whoever possesses it rules the ocean and becomes the Kaio, the king of pirates.
I guess it’s not too controversial to have animals represent famous generals, when we have games that turn all the generals into anime girls.