Ninja-Gaiden-inspired retro platformer (with a twist!) The Messenger comes to PS4 next week

March 12, 2019
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Developer Sabotage has announced that its excellent retro platformer (with a twist!), The Messenger, will be heading to PlayStation 4 next week, on March 19th.

The Messenger, which launched on PC and Switch last year (to much enthusiastic clapping of hands and thighs), plays out something like Tecmo’s classic NES Ninja Gaiden games, complete with 8-bit-inspired visuals and some fiendishly catchy music. In practical terms, that amounts to a linear series of tightly-designed platform challenges which, while not exactly groundbreaking, are a real pleasure to navigate, thanks to The Messenger’s responsive, fluid move set. Also, it’s a very funny game!

And then, of course, there’s that twist (twist!), which is completely given away in the trailer below, so if you’d rather remain pure for whatever reason, avert your eyes.

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