Devolver Digital and developer Sabotage have announced that their old-school ninja adventure The Messenger is coming to the Nintendo Switch and PC on August 30th.
Players assume the role of a nameless ninja warrior venturing through a cursed world on a mission to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival as a demon army besieges his village. The adventure starts as a traditional, linear 8-bit ninja saga but soon expands into a thrilling time-traveling adventure, intertwined with a 16-bit universe full of more ‘metroidvania’ exploration and secrets. All tied together with katana-sharp gameplay and controls and set against an original chiptune score by renowned composer Rainbowdragoneyes.
I’ve had my eyes on The Messenger for some time now and can’t wait to try out it’s amalgamation of 8-bit and 16-bit adventuring action. It’s certainly a title that both Switch and PC owners aren’t going to want to miss out on when it launches later this month.