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 2
Developer(s)DotEmu
Publisher(s)DotEmu
Programmer(s)Kevin Delbrayelle
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Nintendo Switch
Stadia
Release2020[1]
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

GameplayEdit

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.[2] In the game, players are able to select different stages and characters. Some characters from the original game, including Wessel, returns for the sequel.[3] Each character has their own attributes. For instance, some characters have more steady control than others at the cost of speed.[4] There are EX Moves, which are special powers can be activated for gameplay advantages.[5] Both single-player and local multiplayer modes are featured.[2]

DevelopmentEdit

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.[6] The game's preproduction started in late 2017 and the title was officially announced during a Nintendo Direct held in August 2018.[7][8] The game is set to be released for Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch, and was planned for a 2019 release,[9] but got delayed to 2020.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yin-Poole, Wesley (October 23, 2019). "Two Point Hospital on consoles delayed to 2020". Eurogamer. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Chalk, Andy (August 20, 2018). "Windjammers 2 is coming to PC next year". PC Gamer. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Futter, Michael (September 3, 2018). "Flying disk sports return with Windjammers 2 for Switch and PC". Polygon. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Kooplan, Daan (August 26, 2013). "Windjammers 2 (Switch) Hands-on Preview". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Andriessen, CJ (September 5, 2019). "With Streets of Rage 4 and Windjammers 2, Dotemu shows it has a nose for nostalgia". Destructoid. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  6. ^ McFerran, Damien (August 20, 2018). "Windjammers 2 Will Have Switch Owners In A Spin Next Year". Nintendo Life. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Wang, Alistair (October 14, 2018). "Dotemu Talk About The Challenges Of Making A Sequel To A Cult Classic With Windjammers 2". Siliconera. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  8. ^ Lemon, Marshall (August 20, 2018). "Nintendo's latest batch of indie game reveals includes Windjammers 2". VG 247. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Power, Tom (August 20, 2018). "Windjammers 2 Officially Confirmed, Set for Switch in 2019". Game Revolution. Retrieved January 23, 2019.

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