The Katana is a very fast attacking melee weapon that can be unlocked by gaining points.

Hotline Miami Edit

In Hotline Miami, it is a fast melee weapon that can spawn randomly in weapon spawns after being unlocked. It has a unique execution where Jacket slams the blade down onto an enemy's face.

Only The Bodyguard wields the Katana and otherwise, it can only be found in weapon spawns. The Katana has a reach greater than most other melee weapons. When thrown, the Katana will only knock down enemies rather than kill them.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Edit

The Katana returns in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, where it functions rather differently than it did in the first game. It attacks notably slower than it did in the first game. When used, the Katana is kept sheathed inside a sword mount, and is unsheathed when the player attacks before being sheathed again, similarly to how The Bodyguard attacks with her Katana. The Katana's execution remains the same from the first game.

The Katana can be exclusively used by The Son. The Son can start with one if his Bodyguard technique is chosen at the start of Seizure and Takeover. This Katana is presumably the very same one owned by The Bodyguard. The Katana is also used by Colombian Dodgers.

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  • A similar looking version of the Katana is available as a melee weapon in the special edition of the 2013 remake of Shadow Warrior.
  • Despite Katana in real life being slightly curved, the Katana's in game sprite is completely straight.
Weapons in Hotline Miami
Melee Knife · Baseball Bat · Lead Pipe · Golf Club · Crowbar · Pool Cue · Frying Pan · Pot · Machete · Hammer · Sledgehammer · Fireaxe · Katana

Briefcase · Drill · Baton · Trophy · Cleaver

Handguns Silenced Pistol · Magnum
Sub Machine Guns Uzi · MP5 · Skorpion

Silenced Uzi

Shotguns Double Barrel · Shotgun
Assault Rifles M16
Thrown Glass Bottle · Beer Can · Brick · Dart · Ninja Star · Scissors

Throwing Knife

Unused Pistol · Crossbow · Chainlink
Beta Flamethrower · RPG · Automatic Shotgun · Minigun · Grenade · Plank · Taser · 9mm · Sniper Rifle
Chapter Exclusive Weapons Legends Metro Exclusive · Carl Mask Exclusive · Assault Exclusive · Showdown Exclusive · Biker Exclusive · Richter Exclusive
Weapons in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Melee Baseball Bat · Butterfly Knife · Golf Club · Lead Pipe · Chainlink · Machete · Fire Axe · Big Pipe · Katana ·

Hammer · Chainsaw · Baton · Taser · Glass Bottle · Drill · Cleaver · Toothbrush · Glass Shiv · Skateboard · Pot

Handguns 9mm · Magnum · Silenced Heavy Pistol ·

Nail Gun

Sub Machine Guns Uzi · MP5 · Mendoza · FAMAE ·

Silenced Uzi

Shotguns Double Barrel · Shotgun
Rifles and Machine Guns M16 · Kalashnikov ·

Heavy Machine Gun

Special Weapons Sniper Rifle · Flamethrower
Unusable Knife · Silenced Pistol · Skorpion · Silenced Uzi · Pistol · Crossbow
Beta Frying Pan · Scissors · Brick · Pool Cue · Dart · Ninja Star
Throwable Only Acid · Throwing Knife
Chapter Exclusive Weapons Legends Police Exclusive · Martin Brown Exclusive · The Fans Exclusive · Jake Exclusive · Soldier Exclusive · Carl Mask Exclusive · Richter Exclusive · Biker Exclusive · Henchman Exclusive · Jacket Exclusive
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