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Acclaimed retro platformer The Messenger gets a free sun-soaked expansion today

The Messenger was one of the flat-out best games of last year on any platform, so you can bet I’m excited to say it’s now received its first major expansion: The Messenger: Picnic Panic. It’s a free download available now over on the Nintendo eShop, and it offers all-new levels and ultra-challenging bosses.

The Messenger, for those who haven’t yet given it a go, is a hard-as-nails retro-enthused platformer where you play as a nimble ninja-type. After his village is besieged by an all-powerful demon, the young ninja heads out on a grand quest through a cursed world to deliver a mysterious scroll that could well be paramount to his clan’s continued survival. … [MORE]