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The Messenger’s First DLC will take us to the Tropics

by Ron Duwell | December 12, 2018December 12, 2018 9:30 am EST

I’ve been blasting through The Messenger since it went on sale on the Switch this past Black Friday, and I’ve been pretty pleased. It’s a solid throwback to both the 8-bit and 16-bit days and one of the better retro tributes since Shovel Knight.

At about 11 hours long, it does drag in some places for a game of its type, so making it even longer with DLC is the obvious solution, right? Maybe not, but I can’t help but want to try out the first free DLC pack, “Picnic Panic.”

The Messenger is available now for the Nintendo Switch and PC. It has garnered a lot of hype as one of the year’s best releases, and as a fan of the days it pays tribute to, I couldn’t be happier with it. Excellent release.