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Posts tagged “Sabotage”

Ninja platformer The Messenger is out now

I am officially declaring this Metroidvania Month. As much as The Messenger is openly inspired by Tecmo's merciless Ninja Gaiden games, a little ninja bird tells me that it, too, blossoms into a non-linear platform adventure, joining a long list of similar launches this August. Out now, The Messenger is the debut game from new studio Sabotage. Players bounce and stab their way through a…

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Generation-hopping platformer The Messenger delivers the goods August 30th

I've always been a sucker for a good ninja-themed game, and The Messenger captures that Ninja Gaiden/Shinobi vibe well. Sharp pixel art, catchy chiptunes and an interesting twist define this Devolver-published platformer. While The Messenger looks like a perfectly solid Shovel Knight-esque platformer on the surface, the release date trailer below shows how players will be hopping between 8 and 16-bit versions of the game,…

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Hop between 8 and 16-bit eras in The Messenger

So long as it moves and feels right and has an original idea or two of its own, I'll always make time for an old-school platformer, especially one starring ninjas. What can I say? I grew up through the late 80s/early 90s. The Messenger is the upcoming debut game from Sabotage Studio, and it looks, at least at first glance, more than a little like…

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