Windjammers 2  has finally been announced. After years of wondering if and when it’ll ever happen, fans of the disc-throwing Neo Geo classic are finally getting a direct sequel. French studio DotEmu, known for their ports of 16-bit games, including Windjammers to PS4 and Vita, will be tackling development.

Windjammers 2 is set for a 2019 release and will be coming to PC and Switch. Windjammers will also be coming to Switch on October 23 for $14.99. Windjammers 2 is being described as “more of what fans love” about the original with a fresh hand-drawn art style. DotEmu is also promising new characters, stages and moves, local PvP, and “enhanced” online multiplayer modes.

For those who are unfamiliar, Windjammers is a fast and frantic game where two players throw a disc back and forth, scoring points when they get the disc past the other player. Players can utilize fighting game-style moves to get an edge on their opponent.

Windjammers has always had a dedicated fanbase, but that has grown into a cult following in recent years, which eventually led to the game being ported to PS4 and Vita.

“Growing the Windjammers community over the past two years has been a lot of fun, and with that growth we see a great opportunity to continue to innovate on its timeless and fun gameplay,” Cyrille Imbert, the CEO of Dotemu said. “Thanks to that experience, we have a clear idea of how to make Windjammers 2 as fun and entertaining as the original.”

The trailer teases the new art style and some shredding guitar. Check it out below.


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Personally, this announcement is pretty exciting for me. I love Windjammers, the fast-paced action, and the manic power moves make for such an awesome competitive experience, so a modern take on that formula could be very promising. The studio making it was behind the revitalization of Windjammers so hopefully, they’ve got a good idea about what makes it so unique.

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Dan Hodges

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Dan is a lover of games and music from the UK. He loves RPGs, shooters, roguelikes, and World of Warcraft, but he'll play anything he can get his hands on really.