How often is it that a 2D action platform video game gets a 10/10 score on Steam?. Well, it is rare, to say the least, but Katana Zero has done precisely that and more. A smashing hit since its release, the game has accumulated a significant fan base and a sequel to it has been loosely hinted at by the devs. Will this sequel be available for PS5?
To know more, read on…
For the first-timers out there, Katana Zero is a 2D action platform video game developed by Askiisoft and published by Devolver Digital for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Nintendo Switch in 2019. The game was also released on Xbox One on October 15, 2020. Katana Zero takes place in the dystopic, neo-noir metropolis of New Mecca. The game’s plot is heavily affected by an invasion of an unnamed Asiatic nation, referred to as the “Cromag War,” New Mecca’s faction is implied to have lost the ensuing conflict.
The player controls a katana-wielding assassin called Subject Zero, as he completes various assassination contracts given to him by his psychiatrist, who also supplies him with ‘Chronos’, a drug that allows him to slow down time and predict the future.
A sequel to the game was hinted by the lead developer Justin Stander who has also confirmed that DLC content is coming to the 2D action platformer. However, Stander added that Katana Zero’s DLC won’t be addressing all of the questions that the story’s cliffhanger ending raises–those will be wrapped up in “something else later on.”
This news is definitely important for the fans as it raises the possibility of a sequel to the game, but it also raises a question, where will this sequel be available?.
As of now, Katana Zero is available on Microsoft Windows, macOS , Nintendo Switch and Xbox one. Devolver Digital had previously said that a Katana Zero PS4 release would be happening in March 2019 although that obviously never materialised. Right now there’s no release date in sight, but with the Xbox One version now available, hopefully attention will turn to PS4 and/or PS5.
Well, we know that a sequel and a release for PS5 is on the radar of possibilities, so all we can do is wait and let the devs take care of the rest.