For the past few months now, Nintendo Switch owners have been enjoying The Messenger, an old-school platformer that brings memories of Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden series rushing back. The game features thrills in both 8-bit and 16-bit perspectives, with fun level design, crazy challenge and the kind of presentation that makes you wonder if it’s the late 80’s and early 90’s again.
Well, another game system is about to get a dose of manic ninja madness. Today, the team at Sabotage Studios announced that The Messenger would be making its way to PlayStation 4, set to debut next week on March 19.
The game is heavily inspired by the ninja games of old, as you guide a messenger through perilous levels, dodging obstacles and slashing away at any enemies that get in his way. And along the way, you have a demon cohort that grants you the ability to try again- not for free, mind you. You’ll have to cough up some coinage in order to continue your journey.
Immaculately designed like the platformers of old, but with modern twists to keep things fresh with the game, The Messenger stands out as one of last year’s best games for the Switch. Now PS4 owners can partake in that bliss, and I highly recommend doing so. You can watch the trailer above.
Pricing hasn’t been revealed yet, but the game will likely be around $19.99 like the Switch version.
Oh, and if it’s more ninja goodness you’re after, you’re in luck. A new, free expansion for the game, Picnic Panic, is set to release for all versions of The Messenger this summer, as your new favorite ninja makes his way to Voodkin Island to face abundant new threats- and maybe get some surfing action as well. Dude, shred!
Consider this Messenger well received.