Bandai Namco has mistakenly left the Nintendo Switch SDK file in the PC port of Katamari Damacy Reroll, which deserves at least one facepalm due to the stupidity of it.
Bandai Namco recently released Katamari Damacy Reroll which is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC. What wasn’t expected was them leaving one of the Nintendo Switch SDK files in the PC port directory, which was soon discovered by the fans. Here’s what it looks like as seen in the tweet.
They redistributed a Nintendo Switch SDK DLL in the Steam release of Katamari Reroll. The SDK version in question is 5.4.0
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— Ehm (@OtherEhm) January 25, 2019
Now, this is not going to do much on its own but it is a stupid mistake nonetheless. Something of this caliber needs more quality control since Bandai Namco is no small indie developer and are quite big with the various manga and anime properties that they have continued to push out in the last couple of years.
Although some multi-platform files get left over, leaving a file from the SDK is rare and could potentially be an NDA violation. You can check out contents of the file here, although its nothing useful.
Nintendo Switch is already hacked but it is still in infancy stage. This small file isn’t likely going to cause any major security issue, but the discovery of it, nonetheless, deserved a mention because of. the absurdity of this situation. It is not rare since references to other platforms can often be found in the source code, but this is not just code but an actual file.
This isn’t the first time this has happened either, the recently released RPG YIIK also had an older version of the Switch SDK in its Windows version files. Another game Shape and Beats had files from the PS4 SDK. Let’s see if there are any repercussions to this.
Katamari Damacy Reroll is available now on PC and Switch.