Both Limited Run Games and Special Reserve Games will sell a limited run physical edition of The Messenger for PlayStation 4 and Switch starting March 19 for $34.99, Limited Run Games announced. Unlike most limited run titles, there is no pre-set number of prints. Pre-orders will remain open until April 2 and physical copies will be produced based on the number of orders. The game itself will ship in June.
It should be noted that both Limited Run Games’ and Special Reserve Games’ physical editions are published by Special Reserve Games. The only difference between stores is that each will offer a different cover variant.
The Messenger is available now digitally for Switch and PC, and will launch for PlayStation 4 on March 19. Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
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.
- Original soundtrack by renowned chiptune composer Rainbowdragoneyes, handmade using Famitracker.