Katana Zero: Free DLC still in development, now much bigger

Katana Zero: Free DLC still in development, now much bigger

Katana Zero

Katana Zero still has a big free DLC coming up, which is still in development at Askiisoft, with the project that over time has evolved and expanded considerably compared to what was originally planned.

The development team considers it a bit of a sort of "Katana 1.5", given the amount of new content and variations that it will bring, but the DLC is still expected as a free distribution to those who bought the original on PC and console, despite being six times larger than originally planned, almost more than half the size of the original game.

"Katana Zero's free DLC will be six times larger than originally planned. That's a little bit bigger. half the size of the original game, this means that it brings with it new levels, mechanics, enemies, bosses and story elements that intersect with the one already known. It's not so much a DLC as a Katana 1.5, "Askiisoft said. on his official blog.

The problem is that there is no release date yet: "A lot of content is ready, but this is a big project for which we aim for an equal level of quality to that of the base game ", Askiisoft said, the fact that then almost all the work is carried out by a single person within the collective of independent developers, who in the meantime are following other projects at the same time, only lengthens the times.

If nothing else, by now everything is planned and will not expand further, so it is only a matter of concluding the work. To learn more about this great action, we refer you to the review of Katana Zero, a game that after PC and Nintendo Switch also landed on Xbox Game Pass last October.

Katana Zero will expand a lot with the free DLC which is as big as half of the original Source title

Katana Zero DLC Is Almost Half The Size Of The Original Game, Will Still Be Free

Katana Zero is still getting its free DLC, but the project has grown dramatically in scope according to its developer.

In a new blog post, Katana Zero creator Askiisoft explained that the size of the DLC for the 2D action game has grown by six times, with the entire thing about half as long as the original game. This has delayed the release of the DLC a bit, the blog goes on to confirm that the content is locked and won't be expanding any further.

'The game is progressing at a healthy pace, and the whole dev team is working full steam on production,' the post reads. 'The DLC won’t be expanding anymore either--the plan is set and now we’re focused on finishing it.'

Despite the increase in scope, the DLC will remain free for all Katana Zero players as initially promised. There's also a tease of what will be included, with some first looks at new weapons that will allow the assassin to carve through enemies with a plasma blaster or return shot to them with a robotic gravity arm. Both look like slick additions to the fast-paced hack and slash action of the original adventure.

Katana Zero is out on PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch and is as fast as it is clever. Like Hotline Miami, Katana Zero puts you in incredibly dangerous scenarios where one mistake will get you killed, challenging you to intelligently dispatch enemies with dexterous attacks. Our 8/10 Katana Zero review reads, 'Katana Zero is bloody and brutal, but it's also a heartfelt tale that you shouldn't overlook lightly.'

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