Rewinding back to 2o18, upcoming Canadian developer Sabotage released their first title The Messenger. Combining the likeness of the original Ninja Gaiden titles with transparent influences from the series atop of a humoring story, this title would answer the calls for hungry fans of the franchise alongside players skimming for a niché platformer.
The title in the midst of other prolific, independently developed titles like Celeste and Donut County still managed to come on top at the annual Game Awards show as Best Indie Game Debut: also received nomination for Best Indie Game as well. Heck, even the original creators of Ninja Gaiden praised the game ahead of its release after witnessing the first segment of the storyline.
Sabotage holding a lot on their shoulders, it is expected that a new game will follow the release of The Messenger in the tailing months. And the team shares just that with a tease for next month in March on the Spring Solstice. You can watch the brief video below:
Atop from the looping clip for half a minute, we do hear a snippet as to be guessing the soundtrack for the unannounced game. In the description, Sabotage writes “See you in a month,” leaving no other detail on the subject matter for their next development project. Users in the comment section share to hear a pirate-sounding melody from the short video which might be intended to get fans riled up.
Back at PAX East last year, I managed to get some hands-on time with the first DLC for The Messenger, Picnic Panic. You can read my full impression on the tropical content expansion for the game by heading here.
What do you think might be the next title from Sabotage?
The Messenger is out now for Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4.