The Messenger Heading PS4 and Getting New DLC

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

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The Messenger by Sabotage Studio was a big hit in the world of indie games when it originally launched August 30th of last year on Steam and Nintendo Switch with it’s retro charm and tight platforming. Soon PS4 owners will have their chance to experience what it’s like to be the coolest kind of paper boy as you make your way up a mountain to deliver and important message.

Sabotage Studio also revealed some information regarding some upcoming free DLC in the form of an additional standalone storyline called Picnic Panic! A handful of additional levels where the player embarks on a tropical adventure! You can expect Picnic Panic this summer, and you can play a bit of it at PAX East.

The Messenger will be out on PS4 March 19th for $19.99 USD. You can check out the press release below for more details, and if you would like to read our review of the Switch version you can check that out here too. I’m sure you can expect a very similar experience on PS4.

Ninjas across the globe rejoice! 
The Messenger lands on
PlayStation 4 on March 19, 2019

QUEBEC CITY – MARCH 12, 2019 – Sabotage Studio announced today via the PlayStation Blog that The Messenger, crowned Best Indie Debut game at The Game Awards 2018, will launch on the PlayStation 4 on March 19, 2019 for $19.99 USD / 24.99$ CAD.

Players can also look forward to more content for free this summer with a whole new (and playable at PAX East 2019 in the indie MEGABOOTH) DLC called Picnic Panic. The tropics-inspired update promises to deliver on a fantastic new standalone storyline and a handful of new levels spreading across Voodkin Island.

Attending PAX East? You can book a demo appointment here and experience the DLC for the first time ever.

As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.

  • Dynamic, acrobatic gameplay and ultra tight controls worthy of an epic ninja adventure.
  • Character upgrades, new abilities, hidden levels, and branching paths to discover.
  • Meticulously designed 8-bit and 16-bit sprites, animations, and backgrounds in the spirit of the classics.
  • A memorable cast of offbeat villains, bosses, and associates.
  • Original soundtrack by renowned chiptune composer Rainbowdragoneyes, handmade using Famitracker.


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