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Katana Zero free DLC now six times bigger than originally planned, will still be free

Posted on March 26, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Katana Zero’s big, free DLC remains in the works two years after the game initially released. Askiisoft provided a status update today to let fans know what’s been happening behind the scenes.

When we heard about the DLC last year, Askiisoft said that it had grown in scope to be three times bigger than originally planned. That has since increased to six times the original planned size. “That’s a bit over half the size of the main game,” Askiisoft said. The studio thinks of the DLC “more like Katana 1.5.”

As for when we’ll be seeing the DLC, there’s still no word on timing. Although there’s still plenty of work to do, the plan is now set and the scope won’t expand any further.

Here’s the full update from Askiisoft:

The Katana ZERO DLC is now 6x bigger

That’s right! The free Katana ZERO DLC will be 6x the original planned size. 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.

It’s (still) on the house

Despite the significantly larger size, I’m still planning on releasing this for free. Development took an unexpected slowdown last year, but things are normalizing now and I want to repay the fans who have given me so much.

When will it come out?

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.

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