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Keiji Inafune Hard at Work Since Leaving Capcom

by Ron Duwell | September 11, 2012September 11, 2012 8:30 pm PST


Mega Man creator and former Capcom Head of Production Keiji Inafune has been hard at work ever since starting his own company. Developing any video game is enough to even the most mentally tough men to their knees, but Inafune has been hard at work on three separate projects. Even after 23 years in the business, the veteran developer can still crank out titles left and right.

His first launches today on the Japanese Android market. JJ Rockets is a free-to-play 2D action platformer that controls very similarly to a classic Mega Man game, only each level must be beaten in under 3 minutes, boss fight and all. Rather than a cute little blue robot though, JJ Rockets is the super hero identity of the President of the United States called into action when America is threatened by a mutant invasion. No word yet on an American release.

Inafune’s other big project at the moment, Soul Sacrifice, will finally be playable at TGS. Inafune claims the PlayStation Vita game will reinvent how death is viewed in video games with allies being forced to sacrifice something to create devastating attacks. Whether its items, a limb, the life of an ally, or the characters life itself, sacrifices must be made to complete the game, and sometimes denying your buddy experience so you can level up is the only choice. Too many sacrifices will result in lost limbs or permanent scars.

Not much is known about his upcoming 3DS game, Kaio: King of Pirates, other than its plot is based off of Romance of Three Kingdoms and stars a ridiculously cute penguin and his animals friends as pirates. Awww…

Inafune is also promising yet another unrelated surprise at TGS this year, so it appears that Inafune is not a man who knows how to appreciate his down time.

[via Siliconera and CVG]

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...