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.
Katana Zero includes no health bar and being hit will result in instant death, similar to Hotline Miami. The player character navigates side-scrolling levels, attempting to kill all enemies in that level using his blade or environmental traps. The player character can deflect bullets with his slash, slow time with a meter that slowly refills, and dodge attacks using rolls. The game also features a real-time conversation system that the player can interrupt.
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," launched by either New Mecca or whatever controlling government rules it. 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.
Throughout the game, Zero experiences recurring nightmares of a child in a primitive hut; a man wearing a labcoat bursts into the hut and warns the child to hide moments before being shot dead by the menacing silhouette of a soldier. The child is heavily implied to be a young Zero. Zero is also repeatedly visited by Comedy and Tragedy, two men wearing lab coats and theater masks, who taunt him about impending disaster in his future.
Screenshots from the game Katana ZERO
System requirements Katana ZERO for Mac Os:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher
- Processor: Intel Core i5-3210M and higher
- RAM: 4 GB RAM
- Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 530
- Disk space: 200 MB
- unzip the archive
- transfer the application to the folder / Programs (/ Applications)