The Messenger

The Messenger (Switch eShop)


Switch eShop
Devolver Digital


Game Rating

User Ratings: 136

Our Review: 9/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Action, Adventure, Arcade
Release Date

Switch eShop

  • 30th Aug 2018, $19.99
  • 30th Aug 2018, £17.99
Also Available On
Xbox One, PS4

Screenshots (6)

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    Review The Messenger

    Go, ninja, go!

    Twenty-five years ago, a bright-eyed elementary school student whiled away time in class doodling crude pictures of ninjas in his notebook, completely unaware that such pictures would grow into a lifelong passion project. Indeed, The Messenger is the culmination of decades of daydreaming and prototyping, slowly being refined down into...

About The Game

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. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor.

  • Dynamic, acrobatic gameplay and ultra tight controls worthy of an epic ninja adventure.
  • Character upgrades, new abilities, hidden levels, and branching paths to discover.
  • Meticulously designed 8-bit and 16-bit sprites, animations, and backgrounds in the spirit of the classics.
  • A memorable cast of offbeat villains, bosses, and associates.
  • Original soundtrack by renowned chiptune composer Rainbowdragoneyes, handmade using Famitracker.