Hello, it’s Cyrille de Dotemu! I am the executive producer of Windjammers 2.
You may be familiar with our other work, such as Streets of Rage 4 (released last year) and the port of the original Windjammers for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2017. We’re a small team here in Paris and retro is our currency. . Since our re-release of the first Windjammers game, we can’t wait for a sequel. In fact, Windjammers 2 is the first game we are developing 100% in-house! We can’t wait for you to try it for yourself. More on that in a bit …
… But first, I’m happy to confirm that the game will be released on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5! The PlayStation community was extremely supportive of the first game, so bringing the sequel to PS4 and PS5 was a no-brainer.
Development is going well and we wanted to give players a preview ahead of our launch later this year. So get your controllers ready, because from August 11th to 22nd we are having an open beta for Windjammers 2 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
The Open Beta will be free and available to everyone – no PlayStation Plus membership is required. Additionally, Windjammers 2 will feature cross play between PlayStation consoles, so you’ll be up against players from both platforms. That will be great !
What is Windjammers?
Windjammers is an arcade sports game where you have to throw a disc into your opponent’s goal to win. It’s fast paced and very addicting… think of it like Street Fighter meets Pong. And we’re doing everything we can to make Windjammers 2 even more exciting and engaging than the arcade classic.
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to play Windjammers 2. We asked an old friend to give us a hand – none other than the legendary US Windjammers Champion. The only… The only… Gary Scott!
Open beta content
During the beta, you can demonstrate four characters:
- Steve miller (UK)
Intelligent and agile, Steve excels at executing split-second knockdowns and delicate curved shots.
- Gary Scott (United States)
The American heavyweight might be slow, but he’s one of the most powerful characters in the game. And I have to admit he’s the Dotemu team favorite too.
- Loris Biaggi (Italy)
Fast, solid, versatile… this well-balanced champion has not lost a stage.
- Sophie De Lys (France)
You just had to add a French character, right? But beware: she is fast and mad.
Each character has a unique balance of power and speed – find the one that best suits your playstyle! More characters are included in the full game, with even crazier turns and throws.
The beta also has four stages:
- Beach: a narrow court that facilitates quick games and quick throws.
- Ring: a wide stage perfect for running your opponent to shreds.
- Stadium: this field has a zone of 5 points which increases when a player scores several times in a row. A good way to catch up!
- Roof: ordinary terrain, with the exception of the bumpers which change the direction of the disc when hit. Be careful, they are as evil as they look!
Windjammers 2 isn’t just fun and exciting, it’s competitive too – which is why the Open Beta will feature ranked matches. We want to build a global community around the game and we know that international competition is essential.
Some of the features we’ve cooked up for the full game will be kept under wraps for now, but don’t worry, you’ll have your fair share of surprises later, I can tell you.
Windjammers 2 will launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 later this year. In the meantime, the Dotemu team looks forward to bringing you some discs during the beta launch August 11-22.