Windjammers 2 is getting an open beta, and this news came alongside confirmation that the long-awaited sequel is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 alongside PC, Stadia, and Switch.
While the game will be coming to all of those systems, the beta itself will only be available on PC and PlayStation when it begins tomorrow, August 11. The beta will be open to the public for a little under two weeks, as the test window will close on August 22. Those looking to play on PlayStation won’t have to have a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online, either. Four playable characters will be available during the beta, including:
- Steve Miller
- Gary Scott
- Loris Biaggi
- Sophie De Lys
The beta will also include four stages: Beach, Ring, Stadium, and Rooftop, each with its own twists on the game’s fast-paced competitive sport.
Alongside the beta announcement, Dotemu has released a new trailer breaking down the basics of Windjammers 2 for those who might be interested in jumping in.
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All of this Windjammers 2 news comes fresh off the heels of Dotmu’s acquisition by Focus Home Interactive to the tune of €38.5 million (roughly $46 million USD) last week. The company is known for reviving long-gone franchises like Windjammers, including the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, which is evocative of the franchise’s early roots in the 80s’.