The 8/16 bit inspired ninja platformer from developers Sabotage Studios has been grasping the attention of old-school gamers and Ninja Gaiden fans alike. Previously exclusive to the Switch and PC, an official announcement reveals the vintage styled throwback platformer, The Messenger, is now headed to another platform, the PS4.
The Messenger has players take on the role of of a clan-saving ninja tasked with delivering a sacred scroll in order to stop the powerful and villainous antagonist from wiping out your ninja’s clan. Not only will players embark on an epic journey brimming with nostalgia taken from classic platformers, but may find a few other intricate flavors from other genres in the mix as well.
Check out the 2018 launch trailer for The Messenger below:
Ever since The Messenger was announced, fans have been asking us to bring it to PS4. Well, the wait is over, and we are very excited that the PlayStation family can carry the scroll and do the thing with a DualShock controller starting March 19.– Devolver Digital
To go along with the announcement of The Messenger hitting PS4 consoles is another surprise involving a free expansion set to hit the game this summer. Picnic Panic is a quirky take on the tight gameplay found in The Messenger, providing players with an all new adventure to the new levels found in Voodkin Islands.
But that’s not all. This summer, the story of The Messenger will take an unexpected turn with the release of a free expansion entitled Picnic Panic. This 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.– Devolver Digital
The Messenger is set to release on the PS4 on March 19, 2019. Stay tuned for more on the upcoming free expansion to The Messenger, Picnic Panic.
Source: PlayStation Blog