Special Reserve Games to release retail edition of The Messenger for Switch

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Have you not played The Messenger? Here's a recommendation from me. Play the Messenger! It's such a fantastic game that hides a couple secrets that I never saw coming. If you REALLY want to take my word for it, maybe you can hop in on this retail version from Special Reserve Games! Preorders open on March 19th, 2019, so be ready!

The Messenger 'Picnic Panic' DLC due out Summer 2019, playable at PAX East 2019

Who's bringing the potato salad?

The Picnic Panic DLC for The Messenger was announced quite awhile ago, and all we heard was that it would release in 2019. Now with some updated information, we know the DLC will launch this Summer.

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.

The Messenger dev discusses the potential for more DLC

'Picnic Panic' DLC is heading to The Messenger in the near future, but it turns out there could be more DLC in the future as well. Director Thierry Boulanger says that the upcoming Picnic Panic DLC is “an experiment,” but the team is considering “bigger things for the future.” Picnic Panic will be free, and if the addition of that content drives enough sales of the base game, there's the potential for two more DLC chapters to be added in the future.

Tropic like it's hot; The Messenger gets FREE tropical DLC in 2019

QUEBEC CITY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 - Sabotage Studio announced today during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase that The Messenger, crowned Best Indie Debut game at The Game Awards 2018, will get a new content drop in 2019 that promises to make some waves.

If you were in need of a little bit of vitamin-sea, the update promises to deliver on a fin-tastic new standalone storyline and a handful of buoyant new levels that will make you as happy as a clam. The DLC will come out for free on both PC and Switch, stay tuna for updates.

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New DLC being teased for The Messenger

Looks like The Messenger will be getting some new content in the near future. The developer is teasing a reveal during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase on Dec. 8th, 2018. We'll be tuning in to see what all this is about, and will make sure to bring you the details!

The Messenger+ update adds New Game+ mode and more accessibility options, 'pretty big news' teased for Dec. 8th, 2018

QUEBEC, NOVEMBER 21 2018 - Sabotage Studio releases today their Messenger+ update for The Messenger on Steam and Nintendo Switch, adding a New Game+ mode as well as improving quality of life, notably by allowing controls remapping, adding a visual cue in the underwater labyrinth for accessibility purposes, and adding the Prophet’s hint feature directly into the map to help guide adventurers.

However, the biggest chunk of news here is the New Game+ mode. It will allow players who have already completed the game to start a new save slot with a plus sign next to it that will feature all previously unlocked upgrades (plus the windmill shuriken!), but will up the ante on difficulty with increased incoming damage and bosses HP. Players will need to have a fully completed save slot (game progression at 100%) in order to access this.

Spiral down into an endless nightmare of difficulty: with New Game+, every subsequent run appends another + to the save filename, further increasing damage taken (soon meaning that players get obliterated in a single hit) and ticks up boss HP even more, creating this organic challenge for players who just can’t get enough of getting their butt kicked.

They’ve also added a Jukebox because they could.

Hungry for more? Stay tuned for some pretty big news on the Kinda Funny Games Showcase on Saturday December 8th at 10am PST twitch.tv/kindafunnygames.

Downwell, The Messenger, and Minit all getting physical releases courtesy of Special Reserve Games

Oh man, this is one hell of a triple threat. At least that's how I feel! Special Reserve Games is going to do physical releases for The Messenger, Minit, and Downwell on the Switch in 2019. No joke, I'm going to have to snatch up every one of these! Having a retail version of Downwell alone just tickles my fancy SO much!

The Messenger dev shows off the game's next update

We've already posted about the next big update coming to The Messenger, but now we're getting a look at some of those new features in action. Changes for the update include the following.

- New Game+
- Controls remapping
- Relevant windmill shuriken
- Jukebox

The Messenger getting 'quality of life' update this month (New Game+, controls remapping, and more)

The Messenger, a Switch title that you really should check out, is getting a quality of life update sometime this month. As detailed above, the update will include New Game+, the ability to remap controls, and much more. When this update goes live, we'll make sure to let you know!

GoNintendo Video - Great Musical Moments in Games: The Messenger's Musiception

Thanks for your support on the first episode of Great Musical Moments in Games. We're back with episode 2, which focuses on a very specific level in The Messenger!

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