Quebec developer Sabotage have released their free DLC titled ‘Picnic Panic’ for The Messenger on all platforms. The Messenger is a throw back platformer that came out in August of last year to critical acclaim.
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. Leveraging player expectations as a core design ingredient, The Messenger is first presented as an 8-bit action platformer with a simple story only to turn into an epic time travelling tale, eventually revealing itself as a 16-bit Metroidvania packed with replay value and deadpan humor.
Picnic Panic is a free add-on that sees the characters from The Messenger go on a trip to Voodkin Island. “Explore three refreshingly new levels - each culminating in unique and inventive boss fights.”