We have identified about Windjammers 2, the long-awaited follow-up to Information East’s frisbee-tossing arcade traditional, for a while now – however, lastly, we have an opportunity to see developer DotEmu’s sequel in motion, due to a newly unveiled alpha gameplay trailer.
Windjammers initially launched on Neo Geo in 1994, gifting the world with its raucously entertaining multiplayer tackle brutal aggressive frisbee motion. Enjoying out one thing like Pong meets Road Fighter (as Martin Robinson put it in his Essential review), the objective, merely sufficient, is to pelt a frisbee into your opponent’s web till you have sufficient factors to win.
A handful of particular strikes add a contact of nuance – not that nuance is essentially a main consideration in a sport the place you are wearing plastic day-glo armour and there is one thing known as a Flying Energy Disc whizzing towards your head – nevertheless it’s precisely accessible sufficient to make sure just about anybody can choose it up and have a devastatingly good time in two-player.
Windjammer 2’s was introduced final August throughout a Nintendo Direct and goals to ship the identical splendidly compelling arcade thrills as its predecessor, albeit with just a few further thrives of its personal. There are new and returning characters (together with beefcake Wessel, now sporting a pink moustache), every with their very own strengths and weak point on-court; there are totally different levels to muck round in; there are highly effective EX strikes which may be triggered as soon as an on-screen bar is crammed; there are numerous single-player and multiplayer modes.
Probably the most rapid distinction between Windjammers 2 and its predecessor although is its visible fashion. The brand new sport trades the chunky pixels of the unique for hand-drawn artwork that, completely appropriately, offers the entire thing the look of getting tumbled proper out of a 90s Saturday morning cartoon. Take a look at the gameplay trailer up prime – which showcases characters Wessel, Mita, Grace, and Max performing a few of their new strikes – and draw your personal conclusions.
There is no closing launch date for Windjammers 2 simply but, nevertheless it’s scheduled to launch on PC and Swap in some unspecified time in the future later this 12 months.