Developer Sabotage’s wonderful Ninja-Gaiden-inspired retro platformer (with a twist!), The Messenger, is finally set to make its long-awaited debut on Xbox One next Thursday, 25th June, according to a new listing on the Microsoft Store.
Xbox One owners have had to be patient for this one, given that it originally released for PC and Switch all the way back in 2018 (and PS4 the following year), but it’s definitely worth the wait.
The Messenger takes its cue from Tecmo’s classic NES Ninja Gaiden games (complete with 8-bit visuals and some extremely catchy music), and serves up a tightly-designed series of linear platform challenges married to a wonderfully fluid, satisfying move set. It’s very funny too!