Windjammers 2 is an upcoming sports game developed and published by DotEmu. As the sequel to Windjammers (1994), the game is scheduled to be released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, Stadia and Nintendo Switch in 2020.
Windjammers is a sports game played from a top-down perspective. Similar to ice hockey, players are tasked to shoot a frisbee at the goal zone of the opponent attempting to score. In the game, players are able to select different stages and characters. Some characters from the original game, including Wessel, returns for the sequel. Each character has their own attributes. For instance, some characters have more steady control than others at the cost of speed. There are EX Moves, which are special powers can be activated for gameplay advantages. Both single-player and local multiplayer modes are featured.
DotEmu, the game's developer and publisher, approached the Windjammers intellectual property owner Marvelous Entertainment for a chance to develop a port to the original game and a brand new game in the series. In order to be faithful to the original game, Kevin Delbrayelle, who had retro-engineered the first game's program codes during the production of its port, return to lead the sequel's technical development. Similar to Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap and Streets of Rage 4, the game features hand-drawn 2D animation visuals. The game's preproduction started in late 2017 and the title was officially announced during a Nintendo Direct held in August 2018. The game is set to be released for Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch, and was planned for a 2019 release, but got delayed to 2020.
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