Katana is the original development kit created by sega for the Sega Dreamcast. It essentially is a large PC case with a dreamcast main board connected to a GD-Rom drive and standard PC mainframe. These are very rare pieces of hardware, being that they were only available to licensed game development companies. Although novel and a collectors item, their use is somewhat limited.
- There is licensing issues with using the Katana Development system for creating programs/games/etc.. Because of legal issues, it is avoided by most of the homebrew development community.
- Kallistos is a long-running, robust development kit/environment that can provides much of the same functionality as the Katana kit.
- Due to lack of access to the KDK, not many people in the community (very few) are well-versed in using it. This translates to less support and possibly less documentation regarding it.
A small batch of pictures of the KDK.