Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story (Switch): Software updates (latest: Ver. 1.0.3)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the Software updates for Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story on Nintendo Switch (originally released on February 20th 2020 in Europe, North America, and Japan).

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Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story – Ver. 1.0.3

  • Release date: April 8th 2020 (North America) / April 9th 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a disguise bug that prevented users from obtaining the bodyguard “Ankokusai Imagawa” from the Akadama shop.
  • Fixed a bug related to obtaining moves on certain swords
  • Fixed bugs that prevented progress under specific conditions.

Balance adjustments

  • Fixed a bug that reduced sword attack power to half even after recovering from the decay status effect.
  • Adjustment to increase durability, sharpness, critical rate, and upgrade limit as Dojima’s crafted swords increase in quality.
  • Implementation of new specifications, improvements, and miscellaneous balance adjustments.

Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story – Ver. 1.0.2

  • Release date: March 11th 2020 (North America) / March 12th 2020 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Fixed bugs that caused the number of items, materials, and swords to increase/decrease.
    • Bug that caused the number of items given to the smithy to increase/decrease when using a Hidden Smithy in a dungeon.
    • Bug that duplicated items and swords in the closet and storage.
  • Fixed a bug that caused weapon stats to exceed expected values.
    • Fixed a bug that caused all weapon drops from Death God to have the same stats.
  • Fixed a bug that caused save data to become unreadable.
  • Fixed bugs that prevented progress when certain conditions are met.
    • Bug that prevented progress when placing an item on the ground in the sword room (Ghostly Metropolis B30F).
    • Bug that caused screen to go black and prevent progress when leaving dungeon.
  • Fixed bugs that prevented some items and accessories from activating.
    • Bug that prevented the “premium loss insurance” from activating.
    • Bug that caused accessories from functioning properly.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some trophies/achievements from being obtained.
  • Fixed other miscellaneous bugs.
    • Bug that made “rare item shop” items prices go higher than intended.
    • Bug that caused weapon skill input windows to be stacked on top of each other.
    • Bug that plays death animation when selecting “continue”.
  • General balance adjustments.
    • Added a sharpening stone to the Hidden Village.
    • Added death spirit variations.
    • Reduced conditions for obtaining nicknames.
    • Reduced rate of tension increase between factions.
    • Reduced rate of time elapsing when above ground.
    • Adjust item pick up range.
    • Removed long-press attack commands and changed to step input commands.
    • Strengthened Death God.
  • Miscellaneous added or improved functionalities and balance changes.

How to download updates for Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.



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