Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's next project, King of Pirates, is only confirmed for Japan at the moment, but if Inafune has his way we'll see it leave the Land of the Rising Sun and come to the West.

Speaking to Joystiq, Inafune said that like all his titles, he's aiming King of Pirates for a global release:

For all my titles, I'm looking to do worldwide publishing. I can't say who is publishing because it could be Marvelous directly or maybe they're going to find another publisher in the US. But the plan is to do it worldwide.

Recently publisher Marvelous AQL trademarked King of Pirates in the West, so the signs are looking good so far.