Announced during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, The Messenger’s Picnic Panic DLC will bring some tropical flair to the indie title by Sabotage Studio.
In 2019, the Picnic Panic DLC will be available for free on PC and Switch and features three new levels – including one that has you riding a skull raft on the ocean – boss fights, and much more.
The Messenger was released on August 30, 2018, and is heavily inspired by Ninja Gaiden, which is actually being added to the Nintendo Switch Online – Nintendo Entertainment System library next week.
While The Messenger is a 2D action platformer, what sets it apart is how it seamlessly transitions from 8 to 16-bit through its gameplay.
In our review, we said “The Messenger fumbles the transition from platformer to Metroidvania, but strong core mechanics carry it a long way.”
At The Game Awards 2018, The Messenger was honored as the Best Indie Debut game, narrowly beating out Donut County, Florence, Moss, and Yoku’s Island Express.
Adam Bankhurst is a news writer who couldn’t stop humming music for The Messenger while he wrote this article. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.