Play as the samurai Kan and fight in a dark, demon-infested Japan. Face this 100% arcade experience without any credits or saves: you can only rely on your skills with the katana.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (59) - 96% of the 59 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 25, 2019

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“"Il risultato finale, complice il connubio di buon level design e altrettanto buon piazzamento dei nemici, è quello di un prodotto solido e divertente da giocare, punitivo “quanto basta” e di sicuro appeal per i giocatori con la pazienza e le skill necessarie nei pollici".”
81% – TrueGamers

“"「Katana Soul(カタナソウル)」は、80年代のアーケードゲームや、ファミコンゲームのテイストを狙った横スクロールアクション。"”
4/5 – AppGet

“"In definitiva, chi ama le sfide e vuole fare un tuffo nel passato per scoprire (o riscoprire) la sensazione di trovarsi di fronte ad un titolo ad 8 bit di 30 anni fa. ".”
7.5 – ilVideogioco

About This Game

About Katana Soul:

Katana Soul is a game made for retrogamers grown up during the golden age of 8-bit home computers.
It provides a 30 minutes long adventure, short but extremely difficult: players have no save states nor continues, only their skill with the katana sword.


Dive in the Sengoku era, in an ancient and dark Japan filled with demonic creatures and traps behind every corner! Discover all of the stories behind the power of the tengu mask and lift the demonic curse!


  • A short game with an huge challenge level
  • No saves, no continues: a 100% arcade experience
  • Graphics based on the C64's 16-color palette
  • Pure chiptune-style music created by composer Andrea Baroni
  • More than 30 different enemies to defeat
  • Two different difficulty levels
  • Extra mode: Survival mode
  • Achievements
  • Many homages from retro-samurai games

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Violence, blood, splatter scenes

System Requirements

    • OS *: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB di RAM
    • Storage: 128 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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