Katana ZERO Bends Time And Hacks Limbs Next Month

Hacking and slashing to PC and Switch April 18th

Katana Zero


If you’ve ever wondered what the love child of Hotline Miami and Shinobi would look like, it’d probably be a spitting image of Katana ZERO.

Developed by Askiisoft, the team behind Tower of Heaven and Pause Ahead, Katana ZERO is an ultraviolent, high-energy 2D action platformer that puts players in the shoes of a sword-slinging samurai. The game features tense, instant-death combat along with a trippy, time-bending mechanic to help you get the upper hand against hordes of gun-toting SWAT grunts and other hazards.

Sounds like a bloody good time, right? Well, if brutal, time-shifting combat sounds right up your alley, you’re in luck. The game’s publisher, Devolver Digital, has announced that Katana ZERO will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch and PCs on April 18th. To mark the occasion, they’ve released a trailer showcasing the game in all of its gory glory.

Check it out below:

So, are you going slip into your hakama and hack up some goons when Katana ZERO releases next month? Sound off in the comments section and let us know.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou (Arcade), Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch), Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

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