The Messenger

Yesterday saw the release of The Messenger, an "epic ninja adventure" that has been received exceptionally well by players and critics alike almost immediately. To celebrate, a short film has been released featuring all the live action ninja fighting you could possibly hope for.

Titled Shinobi No Kikan, this film was directed and produced by Imagos Films. Sabotage and Devolver Digital, the game's developer and publisher, have said that the film acts as "an abridged story of the game’s hero", mixing live action, animated sprites, and gameplay to present the tale of a seemingly impossible quest. You can check it out for yourself below.

If you've missed our coverage of the game, or want to know a little more, feel free to check out our recently posted review. We awarded it an 'excellent' 9/10, saying the following:

"2D side-scrolling action games like The Messenger may be a dime a dozen these days, but you’d be missing out on something special by passing this one up. Featuring a surprisingly long campaign, an incredible soundtrack and tight, challenging level designs, The Messenger stands as a shining example of great game design. We’d highly recommend you pick this one up; it’s the very definition of a modern classic."

Have you been playing The Messenger? What are your thoughts so far?