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The Messenger Now Available on Xbox One and Gamepass



The 2018 classic side scrolling ninja action game, The Messenger, has finally been released onto the Xbox One and Gamepass. The news comes from the developer, Sabotage, as it marks a massive milestone for the small studio. The Messenger, originally released on the Nintendo Switch in August of 2018, has now released on all major platforms, meaning The Messenger can be enjoyed on all consoles. The game has garnered an exceptional degree of critical and commercial acclaim, with some outlets maxing out their review score for the game. The Messenger received multiple awards for it’s game play, presentation, and sense of humor, as well as its soundtrack from Rainbowdragoneyes. Even Stack Up’s Director of Veteran’s Affairs,  David Crouse, got involved with the demo, praising the game for its quality and accessibility. Additionally, Sabotage announced that The Messenger will receive a Definitive Edition as part of an update that all Xbox players can download, free of charge. A description of the game is below.



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.


The Messenger is now available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.


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