If you’ve been itching to play a sequel to the most awesome disc-throwing game that totally isn’t just like Pong, then your week is now officially looking up. Windjammers 2 is getting an open beta for players to jump into and check out ahead of its launch later this year. The beta starts tomorrow at 9 AM and lasts 11 entire days until August 22 — you can access it via Steam. That means that the open beta is just under 30 hours away from the time of this writing, which will no doubt have some of you throwing flying discs in your yards out of joy. Or maybe because the dog needs exercise. Whichever.
The Windjammers 2 open beta will bring multiple characters along for the ride, including characters from the first game, such as Gary Scott. There won’t be any cross-play, and Steam users will only be able to play with other Steam users, although anyone on either PlayStation console will have access to that pool. The beta will include ranked play, so you can do your best to mosey up onto those leaderboards if you’ve got the skill, determination, and downright gumption. I’m thinking of giving those discs a spin myself, despite the inevitable roflstomping that’s sure to follow.
Windjammers 2 is getting an open beta tomorrow
The original game was an arcade title that released in 1994 and utilized Neo Geo hardware, so many folks might not be familiar with it. This sequel continues to make use of 2D visuals, albeit hand-drawn this time instead of pixelated. The game will feature both casual individual rounds or tournaments for anyone that wants a deeper, more nail-biting experience. Windjammers 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but it shouldn’t be long now. Here’s to hoping the open beta is a smashing success so that we have lots of not Pong to look forward to for a while to come.