We are super excited to announce that Windjammers 2 will be coming to Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass (PC and Xbox)! Being the ultimate arcade experience, Windjammers 2 is best enjoyed with friends and we’re proud to bring it to the whole Xbox community. On top of that, we’re also making the online cross platform between Xbox and Steam and Game Pass PC users! The more, the merrier.
But What Is Windjammers 2 Exactly?
You might have never heard of Windjammers before and it’s okay (it’s not, but I forgive you), so let me tell you more about it. The original Windjammers is a game developed by Japanese studio Data East and released in 1994 on arcade machines and Neo Geo console. To put it simply, it’s a top down frisbee game with colorful characters, super moves, strategy and lots of mindgame.
It’s basically Pong mixed with Street Fighter, and it’s awesome.
We’ve been huge fans of the game at Dotemu and that is why we wanted to bring it back with a brand new episode. We’ve worked very hard, spent several months retro-engineering the game in order to reproduce the exact and original Windjammers experience and gameplay in Windjammers 2. But Windjammers 2 is not a remake, it’s a brand new game with new fully hand-drawn graphics, new sick gameplay mechanics, new kickass characters, new stages, and more! Talking about new characters, we’re happy to reveal today the final two characters joining the game: Jordi Costa and Sammy Ho, bringing the roster to a total of 12 jammers from around the World.
Why Is It So Good?
What made Windjammers so special is that it’s easy to learn (just like Pong), but hard to master (just like Street Fighter), making it an amazing and exciting competitive game. And by competitive, I mean the real thing, with tournaments all around the world and even an esports league: the Windjammers Flying Power League. The Windjammers community has been growing since its first release in 1994 and we can’t wait to bring to them Windjammers 2 and lots of new players to jam with!
Of course, Windjammers 2 follows its big brother’s steps and is keeping its competitive roots alive! With the new gameplay mechanics we added to the game, Windjammers 2 brings a brand new perspective to the strategies and gameplans you might think of to beat the other jammers.
Your opponents stay on their goal line and just defend? Use the new dropshot to have the disc drop next to the net.
Or maybe they like to stay closer to the net and put tremendous pressure on you? You can just lob over them or even smash the frisbee to the other end of the court. They won’t see it coming and will have a hard time catching it in time!
The above are just two simple examples of situations that can occur in-game, but possibilities are endless. The beauty of Windjammers lies in its players: you make the game, and each game is different.
Fight Your Way to the Top
Bringing Windjammers 2 to the Game Pass is an amazing opportunity to grow the Windjammers community, and with the online crossplay between Xbox and PC users, you will be able to challenge players of all levels around the world and maybe become the best jammer!
With its online ranked mode, the competition will be fierce and the challenge exciting! Will you be able to reach the top of the ladder and become the best Windjammers player in the World? Good luck with that, because I’ll be online too. 😎🥏