Daikatana, John Romero’s notorious shooter that was marred by ill-advised marketing and delays, has appeared on Steam. You can download it now.
The game is perhaps more famous for its woeful marketing slogan, “John Romero is about to make you his bitch.” It tanked at review.
It was Romero’s first title at Ion Storm after he parted ways with id Software, which he founded with John Carmack. It was delayed multiple times as it fell behind schedule and through attempts to keep up with whatever amazing new tech Carmack and his company were churning out at the time.
Regardless, it can be yours for £4.99 over on Steam now.
Also, a fun fact I learned from the book Masters of Doom – which you should all ready, by the way – is that the name Daikatana comes from a weapon in a long D&D game created and hosted by Johns Romero and Carmack during the id Software days. True fact.