French developer Dotemu, the group behind the wonderful Surprise Boy: The Dragon’s Entice remake and the upcoming Streets of Rage four (we nonetheless cannot fairly consider that is an actual ‘factor’), has launched the primary alpha-state footage of Windjammers 2, the sequel to Knowledge East’s unique Neo Geo sport from 1994.
As you may see from the above footage, it retains the angle of the unique and appears to protect the gameplay, but it surely’s been given a recent lick of paint. Outdated favourites Mita and Wessel are joined by newcomers Max and Grace, and there are new talents on present, too. In accordance with the developer:
Opponents can incorporate all-new jumps, smashes, and slapshots into the all-out performances they put up on the courtroom, making Windjammers 2 a real elevation of the collection’ type of motion so revered it’s discovered a house among the many preventing sport esports neighborhood.
For these unfamiliar with Windjammers, it is an arcade-style sports activities sport that entails throwing a flying disc at an opponent’s purpose zone in a top-down courtroom. A participant can solely maintain a disc for a couple of seconds throughout which they’re unable to maneuver. The ensuing air hockey-esque expertise wasn’t overly nicely obtained again within the day, however has steadily gained recognition through the years, particularly in France the place it is grow to be a real cult traditional due to a thriving aggressive scene.
This up to date model appears to be receiving a whole lot of care and a focus, trying pretty already regardless of being in an unfinished state. We have grabbed a couple of screens from the trailer on your perusal under:
DotEmu printed the unique sport on Swap, so there’s loads of time to verify that out earlier than this drops at an unspecified date in 2019.
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