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Windjammers 2 is coming to PC next year

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Windjammers is basically an arcade take on air hockey that has two players chucking a magical cyber-frisbee at each other—and past them, ideally, to earn points. It was released in 1994 for the Neo Geo, and then in 2010 on the Wii Virtual Console and in 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Never for PC, though. Windjammers 2 will change that. 

Announced today by Dotemu, Windjammers 2 will include new stages, players, power moves, and "enhanced gameplay mechanics." Multiple multiplayer modes will be on tap, as you'd expect, but those who prefer to avoid the hassles of dealing with humans will be able to play its promised "robust singeplayer modes."

The announcement trailer isn't exactly festooned with gameplay, but it does rather nicely convey the idea that the whole thing is a wee bit over the top. (Just a little.) For a more accurate idea of what's in store—allowing for the fact that it's more than 20 years old—check out the Windjammers tournament gameplay video down below. 

Windjammers 2 is expected to come out sometime in 2019. The original Windjammers is also being released for the Nintendo Switch later this year—there's no word about a possible PC version of the original but I'll let you know if I hear anything.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.