Sabotage Studio announced today that their ninja platforming hit, The Messenger, will arrive on PlayStation 4 on March 19th.
What starts as an 8-bit platformer, soon transforms into a 16-bit metroidvania. It's a pretty marvellous mechanic, and a unique one at that. The Game Awards seemed to agree, with The Messenger winning the award for Best Debut Indie Game of 2018, and nominated for Best Independent Game.
Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Sabotage Co-founder Martin Brouard spoke about The Messenger's arrival on PlayStation 4; "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."
The Messenger will also deliver a free expansion called Picnic Panic this summer, which is set to 'test your skills even more as our ninja heads to Voodkin Island in order to thwart Barma'thazël's wicked plan'. Does this sound like it's going to be difficult to anyone else? The expansion will be coming to The Messenger wherever you play it.
The Messenger had previously been exclusive to Nintendo Switch and Steam, initially releasing in August 2018.