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  Critically acclaimed retro platformer The Messenger hits PlayStation 4 today
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

QUEBEC CITY - MARCH 19, 2019 - Sabotage Studio is happy to announce that The Messenger launches today on PlayStation 4 for $19.99 USD / 26.99$ CAD / £15.99 GBP / €19,99 EUR.


Players can also look forward to more content for free this summer with a whole new (and playable at PAX East 2019 in the indie MEGABOOTH) DLC called Picnic Panic. The tropics-inspired update promises to deliver on a fantastic new standalone storyline and a handful of new levels spreading across Voodkin Island.


Attending PAX East? You can book a demo appointment here and experience the DLC for the first time ever.


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.

For more information on The Messenger, visit Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

For special interview requests or additional codes, get in touch with [email protected]

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About Sabotage

Created by industry veterans Thierry Boulanger and Martin Brouard in April 2016, Sabotage is an independent game studio which aims to create original IPs combining retro aesthetics and modern game design. Thierry’s exceptional creative vision as well as his renowned programming skills coupled with Martin’s extensive producing experience and knowledge of the gaming industry give Sabotage a solid foundation for success.