Windjammers 2 out soon on PS4 & PS5, open multiplayer Beta starts tomorrow

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Windjammers 2 out soon on PS4 & PS5, open multiplayer Beta starts tomorrow

First details for tomorrow's open Beta of the legendary disc-throwing game.

Bonjour, this is Cyrille from Dotemu! I’m the executive producer of Windjammers 2. 

You may be familiar with other works of ours, 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 are a small team here in Paris and retro is our motto. Ever since our re-release of the first Windjammers game, we’ve been anxious to do a sequel. In fact, Windjammers 2 is the first game that we’re developing 100% in-house! We can’t wait for you to try it yourselves. 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 provide gamers with a sneak-peek before our launch later this year. So get your controllers ready, because from August 11 until August 22 we’re hosting an open Beta for Windjammers 2 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

The open Beta will be free and available for all – no PlayStation Plus subscription is required. Also, Windjammers 2 will offer cross-play between PlayStation consoles, so you’ll face players from both platforms. It’ll be a blast!

What is Windjammers?

Windjammers is a sports arcade game where you have to shoot a disc into your opponent’s goal to win. It’s fast-paced and highly addictive…think of it as Street Fighter meets Pong. And we’re pulling out all the stops to ensure that Windjammers 2 is even more exciting and engaging than the arcade classic. 

Here’s a quick tutorial that explains how to play Windjammers 2. We’ve asked an old friend to lend a hand with this – none other than the legendary Windjammers champion of the United States. The one…The only…Gary Scott!

Windjammers 2 out soon on PS4 & PS5, open multiplayer Beta starts tomorrow

Open beta content

During the Beta, you can demo four characters:

  • Steve Miller (United Kingdom)
    Clever and agile, Steve excels at executing split-second reversals and tricky curved shots.
  • Gary Scott (United States)
    The American heavyweight may be slow, but he’s one of the game’s most powerful characters. And I have to admit, he’s also the Dotemu team’s favorite.
  • Loris Biaggi (Italy)
    Swift, strong, versatile…this well-balanced champion hasn’t lost a step.
  • Sophie De Lys (France)
    We just had to add a French character, right? But attention: she’s fast and furious.

Each character has a unique balance of power and speed – find the one that best fits your playstyle! More characters are included in the full game, with even crazier tricks and throws.

The Beta also features four stages:

  • Beach: a narrow court that facilitates fast games and quick throws.
  • Ring: a wide stage perfect for running your opponent ragged.
  • Stadium: this court boasts a 5-point zone that grows larger when a player scores multiple times in a row. A great way to catch-up!
  • Rooftop: a regular court, except for the bumpers that change the disc’s direction when they’re hit. Careful, they’re as diabolical as they sound!

Windjammers 2 is not only fun and exciting, it’s also competitive – 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 competitions are essential.

Some of the features we’ve cooked up for the full game will remain a secret for now, but don’t worry – you’ll get your fair share of surprises later on, I can tell you that much.

Windjammers 2 will launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 later this year. In the meantime, the Dotemu team looks forward to throwing some discs with you when the Beta launches August 11 to August 22.

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  • Looks cool, I’ll give it a try!

  • I’ve been dying for Disc Jam to just go free to play so that the community would be active again. Clearly that’s not gonna happen at this point so I might pick this up.

    Couldn’t get into the first game but that’s probably cause I was busy sinking hundreds of hours into Disc lol. Kinda hyped. Hope you guys can capture that arcady frisby magic

  • This will be a PS Plus free game… calling it.

  • Can’t wait for this. Been a fan of this game since 90s arcade.

    Got the first one on PlayStation on first day Will do the same with part 2.

    Way to go dotemu! I have become a big fan of you guys.

    Keep supporting PlayStation and we’ll support you by buying your stuff.

  • Are we there yet? I couldn’t find it!

  • That game looks cool how can I download that game for the PS5 beta

  • The only way I managed to download this on my ps5 was to add it to my library from the ps4 store – demo section. Does not show on the mobile app, website or ps5.

  • @dotemu Now make sure we get shredders revenge and metal slug tactics on PlayStation too.

    I’ll pick every game you bring to PlayStation. I already have all your games released on PlayStation so far.

  • Can’t wait! Also: please give us a native PS5 version of your fantastic Streets of Rage 4!

  • Yo. I can’t dl the beta. It’s nowhere to be found in ps5 store or online playstation store. People wanna play and we’re unable to!

  • Still unable to find the beta.

  • What is with the disc sat on the floor that cannot be picked up…= #MISS?

  • #windjammers2 beta
    How do I pick up disc?

  • How do i pick up a dropped disc in Windjammers2 beta?

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