The Messenger, the retro-style action platformer by Sabotage is coming to PlayStation 4 on March 19.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, accompanied by a PS4 gameplay trailer, Sony muses on the development of The Messenger. They talk about the game winning the Game Award for best Debut Indie Game of 2018, how the creative director played Ninja Gaiden 2, and so on.
In The Messenger, the player controls a young ninja after their clan was attacked by a demon army. Given a magic scroll, they must deliver it to the top of a mountain. You know, delivering a message and all.
The game was given acclaim for its faithful tribute to classic franchises while still retaining its own creative air, interesting mechanics, and tight controls. It also stood out for a generation-jumping mechanic, where the game will shift between 8-bit and 16-bit styling mid-level.
Sabotage also reminds us of their plans for a free expansion to the game, titled Picnic Panic, set to release this summer. They describe it as a "resolutely silly adventure will test your skills even more as our ninja heads to Voodkin Island in order to thwart Barma’thazël’s wicked plan."
The Messenger is available now on PC and Nintendo Switch, it will be available on PS4 on March 19.