From Press Release:
PARIS (Oct. 11, 2023) – Amateur disc golf enthusiasts at Dotemu (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, Streets of Rage 4) today dropped a major free new update to the 2022 cult hit, Windjammers 2, for PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, as well as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility (https://store.steampowered.
The new free update welcomes two new characters, android Jamma GX03 and Polish powerhouse Anna Szalinski, alongside How To Play and Practice modes, as well as a variety of new online features like Lobbies and the long-awaited full Crossplay – hit the beach and jam with your friends no matter the platform.
Making her debut into the Flying Power Disc Federation is Jamma GX03, an android whose well-balanced power and speed can rival the best on the court. Major sponsor Todemu created Jamma GX03 to combat a drop in audience numbers, but in doing so their creation promises to herald a new era of competition in the prestigious windjamming sport and she’s already showing promise as a fan-favorite.
Also joining the roster is Polish Anna Szalinski, an orphan who grew up in the circus before running away. Honing her skills as a slower but extremely powerful weightlifter, she is determined to win the cup and use her newfound position in order to defend animals and take revenge on the circuses who mistreat them.
Master these new characters in two new modes hitting Windjammers 2 today: Lessons and Practice. Lessons allow jammers to learn all the moves in a How To Play mode, taking deep dives into Movement, Shots (lob, curbed, slap and drop), Jumps and Super Shots. Practice mode lets players jam against a CPU via a plethora of settings including Force service, a range of difficulty levels and more.
Major new online features make their debut in today’s free update – Lobbies and full Crossplay. Join or create a Lobby to play with friends via a password and utilize a variety of settings to create the ultimate frenemy group of jammers. Crossplay allows players on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation jammers to join Steam and Xbox players in online matches.
A note for players on all platforms: Online ranking will be erased and go back to zero with the new features now available, so prestige and glory are now back up for grabs across all territories and platforms.
“After Windjammers 2’s launch and the great support from the community, we wanted to give back and continue to support the players by adding the content that everyone has been asking for,” said Cyrille Imbert, CEO of Dotemu. “It took more time than expected but despite the difficulties encountered, we did not give up and finally managed to provide what the players had been asking for to enjoy the competitive aspect of the game to its fullest. With this completely free update, we’re also delighted to add two new unique characters for the community to try out new strategies with.”
“Thanks to the high enthusiasm of the Dotemu team, we are finally able to bring the new features you’ve been waiting for to WJ2,” commented Tomo Adachi, Game Designer of the original Windjammers game at PAON DP Inc. “We are very pleased and deeply grateful to the Dotemu team. The new Lesson and Practice modes allow both beginners and advanced players to practice more and more, with adjustable difficulty levels. The Dotemu team has painstakingly crafted a wealth of controls and movement details that will once again amaze you and make everyone realize that Windjammers 2 is a powerful and deep game. The long-awaited lobby function has also been added, and cross-play allows you to play against an even wider range of players. Combined with the introduction of two powerful new characters with unprecedented special moves, Windjammers 2 as an Esport is sure to become even more exciting. We are very excited to be playing this update with everyone around the world. Let’s have fun together!”
An evolution of the original arcade classic, Windjammers 2’s radical power disc-flinging showdowns pair approachable mechanics with subtle depth, offering up an accessible, competitive sport that’s perfect for casual rounds as well as high-stakes tournaments. Fluidly hand-drawn 2D animation converts the intense energy and emotion of matches into a beautiful spectacle, making Windjammers 2 a joy to both play and watch.
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