Windjammers 2 has been coming on for a bully portion now, and though it inactive doesn’t person a merchandise window, developer Dotemu suddenly announced it’s getting an unfastened beta opening tomorrow. The squad besides confirmed that the crippled is coming to PlayStation consoles aft antecedently being listed for Switch, PC, and Stadia.
If you’re cocking your caput sideways, wondering what the heck a Windjammers is, the archetypal crippled deed arcades successful 1994 and is fundamentally aerial hockey but with a frisbee-like disc. Two players look disconnected successful one-on-one bouts utilizing colorful characters sporting idiosyncratic strengths and weaknesses to effort and lob the disc into the other’s goal. Its fast-paced enactment made it a cult favorite, and an enhanced port of the crippled came to PS4, Vita, and Switch. Meanwhile, the sequel was announced successful 2018, truthful needless to say, it’s been rather a agelong clip coming for today’s announcement. For an further refresher connected however the crippled works, a caller trailer helps bring players up to speed.
Starting August 11 astatine 9 a.m. ET, and moving until August 22, players tin log into the beta connected PS5, PS4, and PC via Steam. The trial gives entree to 4 characters: returning faces L. Biaggi and Gary Scott and newcomers Steve Miller and Sophie de Lys. Online ranked play volition beryllium enabled (but nary crossplay betwixt console and PC), meaning you tin ascend to the apical of the leaderboards during this test. Meanwhile, playing fields see a beach, stadium, a ring, and a rooftop implicit with shot-deflecting bumpers.
Upon release, Windjammers 2 volition diagnostic a larger roster boasting new powerfulness moves, unlockable minigames, and a caller arcade mode. It volition besides diagnostic section competitory play. While we inactive don't cognize erstwhile the crippled is releasing, an unfastened beta is ever a bully motion and volition assistance enactment retired immoderate kinks to boot. Here's hoping the afloat Windjamming acquisition arrives earlier the twelvemonth is out.
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