The Messenger Is Going on a Tropical Vacation With Its Free DLC Expansion in 2019

The Messenger Is Going on a Tropical Vacation With Its Free DLC Expansion in 2019

Piña Coladas included?

The hit Ninja Gaiden-inspired platformer The Messenger is about to get new content. Before today's announcement, developers Sabotage Studio teased the reveal earlier in the week.

A short teaser for the expansion was shown during today's Kinda Funny Games Showcase. It's called Picnic Panic, and takes your 8-bit, 16-bit bouncing hero to the islands. In a press release, Sabotage Studio details that the DLC will be a standalone story with three brand new levels. The Messenger's DLC will be free for PC and Switch, and it's coming in 2019.

The Messenger also won Best Debut Indie Game at The Game Awards earlier this week. We quite loved The Messenger when it released earlier this year, awarding it with a perfect score in our review. And who knows, maybe it'll land on our own Top 20 Games of the Year list. You'll have to stay tuned to find out!

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Caty McCarthy

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Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's official altgame enthusiast.

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