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Windjammers 2 Announced For 2019 On Nintendo Switch

Windjammers fans rejoice! DotEmu is gearing up to bring players the next iteration of high-octane, disc-flinging competition. Windjammers 2 is set to come to the Nintendo Switch in 2019.

If you’ve been getting into the action of Windjammers in arcades, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, you’d best get ready for the next big thing. DotEmu has heard the enthusiasm and is ready to keep the love going. They’ve announced Windjammers 2 for the Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Windjammers 2 was announced via the Windjammers Twitter with an accompanying video on both the announcing post and the DotEmu YouTube channel. The video features a flashy animated cinematic, and though no gameplay has been shown yet, the Twitter post stated clearly that the game is set to launch first on Nintendo Switch in 2019. There’s no word on PlayStation 4, Vita, or PC versions just yet. The trailer can be seen below.

Windjammers has led an interesting life in the 2010 decades. After landing in arcades in 1994 to a somewhat lukewarm and unenthusiastic reception, it found new life in rereleases on the Wii Virtual Console in 2010, PlayStation 4 and Vita in 2017, and Nintendo Switch in 2018.

It has seen decently popular tournaments, including the Flying Power League that was announced in early 2018 and competition at events like E3 and EVO (which hosting the closing tournament of the Flying Power League). Some of its newfound fame has come from stars like Xavier Woods championing the game at every turn, but DotEmu moving it over to newer systems and adding online components has certainly helped to boost its accessibility. DotEmu CEO Cyrille Imbert spoke in a recent interview with Twin Galaxies about the possibilities of the franchise, boasting that Windjammers has the perfect environment for a competitive scene.

“Windjammers already has all the necessary ingredients for the modern era of esports,” claimed Imbert. “It’s easy to pick up but very hard to master, it’s super fun and impressive to watch, you can understand instantly what’s going on without knowing the rules or the game, and it’s great and easy to play locally or online.”

With the hype train moving along, it will remain to be seen what 2019 and Windjammers 2 brings us, but with enthusiasm from Xavier Woods, Imbert, and the rest of the Windjammers community, here’s hoping the sequel can live up to the hype and deliver another level of high-octane disc-launching action.

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