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Playtime Not Played
Last Activity Never
Added 05.08.2021 9:48:28
Modified 07.08.2021 0:23:38
Completion Status Not Played
Source Amazon
Platform PC
Release Date 30.08.2018
Community Score 81
Critic Score 87
User Score
Genre Adventure
Developer Sabotage
Publisher Devolver Digital
Feature Single-Player
Links PCGamingWiki


As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival.

Leveraging players expectations as a core game design ingredient, The Messenger is first presented as an 8-bit action platformer with a simple story, that unravels into an epic time traveling tale, eventually revealing itself as a 16-bit Metroidvania game packed with replay value and deadpan humor.

An epic ninja adventure with challenging gameplay and tight controls.
Legit 8-bit and 16-bit art and music reminiscent of your favorite NES and SNES games.
Memorable cast of (often silly) villains, bosses and associates.
Catchy soundtrack by renowned chiptune composer Rainbowdragoneyes, made in Famitracker.
Character upgrades, new abilities, hidden levels and story arcs to discover.
Challenging and visceral gameplay where mastery is a thing to behold.