The Messenger available for 40% off until Nov. 18th, 2019

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The Messenger deserves so, so much more attention than it got. That's just my opinion, of course...but hopefully some of you trust me! If you missed the game when it first launched, now is a great time to hop in. You can currently get the game for 40% off, making it just $12. You have until Nov. 18th, 2019 to get in on the deal.

The Messenger's Picnic Panic DLC available today

Grab the picnic basket and hit the beach!

QUEBEC CITY, JULY 11TH, 2019 - Sabotage Studio and Devolver Digital released today Picnic Panic, the FREE sun-soaked expansion to the critically acclaimed retro platformer The Messenger, on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC. The Messenger was also added to the Xbox Game Pass for PC library, and is up to 33% off on all platforms so give into our pier-pressure and SEAS THE GAME!

Not only are the beloved characters from the original game tagging along on your trip to Voodkin Island, but you’ll be able to explore three refreshingly new levels - each culminating in unique and inventive boss fights. As they say, keep your friends close, and your anemones closer.

If that’s not enough to entice you into our tropical getaway, Rainbowdragoneyes has provided 13 brand new tracks for your Voodkin Vacation playlist.

This new tentacle spectacle becomes accessible by visiting the shopkeeper after seeing credits roll or after “unlocking“ the map for NG+ players.

The Messenger's "Picnic Panic" DLC now available in Japan

Time to panic!

The long wait is finally over...in Japan, at least. The Messenger's "Picnic Panic" DLC is going to launch in NA/EU on July 11th, 2019. The same date was given for Japan, which is why the DLC is live right now. They're just a little bit ahead of our schedule!

The Picnic Panic DLC adds in three new levels, new bosses, and more. The best part is, all of this DLC is free!

The Messenger's retail release pushed back to the last two weeks in July

Patience is a virtue

Looks like fans hoping to get their retail version of The Messenger are going to have to wait until later in July. We now know that the game has been pushed back to at least the last two weeks in July, as there were changes made to the printed materials. This change caused a delay in game card production, hence the new release timeframe.

The Messenger free DLC Picnic Panic out July 11th, 2019

It's not time to panic yet

QUEBEC CITY, JUNE 9TH, 2019 - Sabotage and Devolver Digital announced today during the Devolver Digital E3 Press Conference 2019 that Picnic Panic, the free expansion to the critically acclaimed retro platformer The Messenger, will arrive on July 11th on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC.

On your trip to Voodkin Island, you’ll rekindle with the beloved cast of characters from the original game, explore three completely new levels each culminating in unique and inventive boss fights. And of course, Rainbowdragoneyes is back with 18 original tracks for this new tropical adventure.

The Messenger developer explains the game's unique double-jump mechanic

Somersault jump!

The Messenger doesn't have a traditional double jump. You have to slice your way through an item/enemy in order to gain an extra jump. This leads to some really unique ways to jump your way through the obstacles ahead. The Messenger developer Thierry Boulanger has put together a dev blog explaining how this whole mechanic came to be, which you can read up on right here.

The Messenger - Picnic Panic DLC footage from PAX 2019

The Messenger: Picnic Panic is the first free DLC for the award-winning title from Sabotage! The hero is in need of a little bit of vitamin-sea, setting off on a fin-tastic new standalone storyline set across buoyant new levels that will make you as happy as a clam.

Limited Run Games reveals their variant cover for The Messenger

Variant covers make being a collector tricky!

Special Reserve Games and Limited Run Games are teaming up for the retail release of The Messenger. Each store will offer up retail copies, but depending on where you purchase, you'll get a different cover. We've seen the Special Reserve cover, but today Limited Run has shown off their variant. Now it's up to you to decide which one you want more!

Limited Run Games to offer exclusive cover variant for Special Reserve Games' retail release of The Messenger

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Well here's an interesting collaboration! We revealed last week that Special Reserve Games is going to be offering a retail release for The Messenger. Today we learn that Limited Run Games is going to be selling a variant cover for that retail release! They haven't shared the artwork for that cover yet, as the image above is a placeholder.

The Messenger 2xLP 'Past and Future' Vinyl now available to preorder via iam8bit

Double the soundtracks!

2xLP Past and Future Vinyl
Album Art By Peter Mohrbacher
Music by Rainbowdragoneyes
Limited edition of 3000
Includes Digital Download
Ships Q2 2019

The soundtrack to The Messenger is a rare gem prophesied in ancient scrolls. It’s a cathartic odyssey through mythology and mayhem, as imagined through the earholes of a prolific madman named Rainbowdragoneyes. This 2xLP represents the duality of the game’s narrative and it’s split-personality as an album. The first disc oozes with 8-bit NES-talgia, while the second disc journeys us into the 16-bit future. These are two distinct soundtracks borne of different eras, yet bonded by ninja sweat and demon blood. They are ambitious, addictive and totally fucking awesome.

Grab yours here


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