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Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story being updated to Version 1.03 soon

Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story is going to be updated to Version 1.03 in the near future. Check out full details for the patch below.

Adjustments on achievements that were difficult to acquire (if the conditions for obtaining the trophies were already met before patch 1.03, they can be obtained by progressing time by sleeping, waiting for night to fall, or dying).

Fixed a disguise bug that prevented users from obtaining the bodyguard “Ankokusai Imagawa” from the Akadama shop.
Fixed a bug related to obtaining moves on certain swords
Fixed bugs that prevented progress under specific conditions.

Balance adjustments

Fixed a bug that reduced sword attack power to half even after recovering from the decay status effect.
Adjustment to increase durability, sharpness, critical rate, and upgrade limit as Dojima’s crafted swords increase in quality.
Implementation of new specifications, improvements, and miscellaneous balance adjustments.

KATANA KAMI: A Way of the Samurai Story AVAILABLE NOW

Ready your sword

KATANA KAMI: A Way of the Samurai Story is now available for Playstation®4, Nintendo Switch™ and Steam® (PC)! Two free DLC for all platforms and a 10% launch discount for Switch and Steam available for 1 week!

About KATANA KAMI: A Way of the Samurai Story

The Way of the Samurai is forged in battle!
Play as a ronin during Japan's Meiji Restoration in the volatile Rokkotsu Pass. The swordsmith Dojima falls into debt and his beautiful daughter is taken as collateral. Help repay the debt by crafting swords by day and exploring the mysterious, twisting dungeons of the Ipponmatsu Cave for valuable materials at night.

Key Features

Hone Your Skills - Over 100 different weapons and 9 fighting styles means you can fight any way you please!
Mysterious Dungeons - An isometric hack and slash with randomly-generated dungeons to explore in a historical Japanese setting.
Two Swords are Better Than One - Explore dungeons with others.
Balance of Power - Ally, betray, or maintain neutrality in dealing with the town's three factions. The fate of Rokkotsu Pass is balanced by the tip of a blade!
Familiar Faces - Featuring fan favorite characters from the Way of the Samurai series!

Katana ZERO launches in Australia

Finally!

After being initially denied a rating in Australia and suffering a delay after that, the ordeal is finally over. Katana ZERO is now available on the Aussie Switch eShop right now. For those who have been holding out, I'd make it a point to scoop the game up now. You never know when it'll be removed due to ratings issues!

Katana ZERO hitting Australia/New Zealand in mid-June 2019

Fingers crossed

Its been a rough road to release for Katana ZERO in Australia and New Zealand. The game was originally refused classification in those regions, but Devolver Digital put in the extra effort to get things worked out. The original plan was to get the game out by the end of May 2019, but that didn't happen. According to Devolver, the new plan is to release the game sometime in mid-June 2019.

Katana ZERO free update available, includes new modes

Enjoy hard and speedrun modes

Katana ZERO has gotten a free update that includes two new modes. Get details on those modes below.

- Hard Mode: New enemies, revamped levels, reworked bosses, and all new challenges.
- Speedrun Mode: Stable enemy behavior, cutscene skipping, and expansive statistics.

The developer has said that more content is on the way, but no specifics were shared. There's also a 20% discount right now, so take advantage!

Katana ZERO's latest update can corrupt your save file, fix in the works

Don't lose your data!

Looks like there's a major issue with Katana ZERO due to an update that was pushed live early. This update can corrupt your save file if you're not careful. The best option is to simply not play the game until the fix is live. Check out the full details on this issue below.

Please don't update Katana ZERO on Switch. This update is not supposed to be live yet and it will corrupt your save file. This will be fixed immediately. Clarification - updating the game will not delete your save. If you boot the updated version, the game will say that your save file is corrupted and ask if you want to reset it. If you don't reset it, then you'll be fine.

Katana ZERO getting a significant update at the end of the month

Looking for a challenge?

The developer behind Katana ZERO has revealed a significant update for the title, which is due to launch sometime by the end of the month. Here are some of the features the update will include.

- Hard mode. (New enemies + remixed levels and bosses)
- Speedrun mode. (+ cutscene skips & stable enemy behavior)
- Fixed optional stealth level.
- cat-petting

Katana ZERO gets Aussie rating, due out sometime around the end of the month

Zeroing in on launch

Katana ZERO was originally refused classification in Australia due to its content, but Devolver Digital wasn't going to give up on releasing the game in that region. Thankfully the game has now received a classification, and Devolver has confirmed that the title will hit Switch sometime around the end of the month.

Katana ZERO soundtrack available to stream

What a killer soundtrack

Katana ZERO is a stylish neo-noir, action-platformer featuring breakneck action and instant-death combat. Slash, dash, and manipulate time to unravel your past in a beautifully brutal acrobatic display with original music by LudoWic, Bill Kiley, Tunç Çakır, DJ Electrohead and Justin Stander.

If you want to enjoy the full soundtrack for Katana ZERO, you can do so via the Bandcamp embed above. There are other options available as well. You can stream via Spotify, Soundcloud, and YouTube.

Katana ZERO is Devolver Digital's second fastest selling Switch game

Slicing and dicing to success

Last week, Devolver Digital announced that Katana ZERO was their most preordered Switch game to date. This week, with the game having launched, they confirmed that Katana ZERO is their second fastest selling Switch game. The only other game to sell faster was Enter the Gungeon.

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