April 19, 2021

Katana Zero Dev Says Free DLC Is Now So Big It’s “More Like Katana 1.5”


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Katana Zero was one of the indie hits of 2019 and since then the game’s developer Askiisoft has been working on the free DLC.

Last February, it was revealed how the content would be three times the size of what was originally planned, and now, in a new update over on the company’s website, it’s been revealed it’s “6x” the originally planned size. Here’s what you can expect from this much content:

“That’s a bit over half the size of the main game. This means more levels, mechanics, enemies, bosses, and intertwined story elements. It’s less like a DLC and more like Katana 1.5.”

Despite the scale, it’s will still be “on the house” (in other words, free). Although development has slowed down over the past year, it’s now returning to normal.

As for when it’ll arrive, the creator – Justin Stander – hasn’t really thought about this just yet, but one thing that has been confirmed is that it won’t be expanding anymore:

“The short answer is – I don’t know yet. There’s a ton of content finished, but this is a large project and I’m aspiring to the same level of quality and attention of the base game. I’m also still doing all the programming and design myself – this is my passion project after all. But don’t fret! The game is progressing at a healthy pace, and the whole dev team is working full steam on production. The DLC won’t be expanding anymore either – the plan is set and now we’re focused on finishing it.”

When Katana Zero originally arrived on the Switch in April 2019, we praised its tough hair-raising action sequences, gripping narrative and impeccable sense of style. Learn more about it in our review.

Are you excited for the release of this DLC? Have you even played this game yet? Leave a comment down below.


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