Hands off, actually
There is certainly no shortage of retro-inspired titles across all platforms these days. In fact, it can sometimes feel like every other game is a pixel art 'homage' to a retro classic. Still, when those games are done well and do more than fondle your nostalgia zones, the results can be potent. Sabotage Studio's first game, The...
The Messenger's Picnic Panic free DLC is finally playable. Provided you've completed the main game, you'll be able to access it right away. It includes three new levels, three new boss fights, and 18 original music tracks. To download it, head over to the Switch eShop. The entry point is in the shop after you beat...
Minit still on track
Alongside the reveal of multiple GRIS physical editions for Nintendo Switch yesterday, Special Reserve Games also sent out an email to customers who pre-ordered hard copies of The Messenger and Minit - providing them with an update abo
Panic at the picnic
In December last year, Sabotage revealed its hit 2D side-scroller The Messenger would be receiving an entirely free tropical DLC pack titled 'Picnic Panic' in 2019. Now, many months later at Devolver Digital's over-the-top E3 parody conference, it's been confirmed this new content will be released on the Switch, PlayStation 4 and...
Play Picnic Panic at PAX East
Sabotage has confirmed its 2D side-scroller The Messenger is going on a sunny holiday this summer. The entirely free DLC pack known as 'Picnic Panic' - which was originally revealed last December - will also be playable at PAX East 2019. In addition to this, Special Reserve Games has announced pre-orders for the Switch...
Provided the free pack drives sales
The Messenger was one of the indie highlights of 2018. The developer Sabotage poured a lot of love into this title while drawing inspiration from the original Ninja Gaiden game. If you haven't already played it, you might want to hurry up. As pr
Three indie gems will be transformed into physical Nintendo Switch releases in 2019. Video game distributor and producer Special Reserve Games has revealed it is teaming up with Devolver Digital to release hard copies of Downwell, The Messenger and Minit. Below is the official confirmation: As noted in the fine print above, existin
The Messenger by Sabotage has been nominated for "best indie debut game" and "best independent game" at this year's Game Awards, so it's obvious this is a special release. So, how do you make an indie title like this even better? With a free quality of life update, of course. If you missed the
Adds New Game Plus mode and more
One of the standout indie releases this year has been The Messenger - developed by Sabotage and published by Devolver Digital. Released in August on the Switch eShop, the 2D side-scroller draws inspiration from the original Ninja Gaiden game and enhances the experience with elements of 8-bit and 16-bit time travel...
8-bit to 16-bit
A listing on the Switch eShop has revealed The Messenger is estimated to arrive in North America on August 30th for $19.99. Devolver Digital and developer Sabotage originally showed the 2D game earlier this year at the Nindies Showcase. The eShop release channels classic series such as Shinobi, while adding in plenty of...