Windjammers Is Coming to Nintendo Switch Later This Year

The classic arcade sports game was originally released on the Neo Geo, recently ported to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and it's coming to Switch.

on August 6, 2018 11:05 AM

Everyone’s favorite disc-throwing sports game Windjammers is due for a Nintendo Switch port. Publisher DotEmu made the announcement during fighting game tournament Evo 2018, in which Windjammers was featured as a side event.

For the uninitiated, Windjammers is a fast and action-packed sports game, pitting two players against each other as they attempt to throw the disc into their opponent’s goal. The premise was simple, but the mechanics were complex enough to gain several enthusiasts. This 1994 Neo Geo game is a cult classic in every sense of the term, with a small, but intensely passionate following.

It was that enthusiasm for the relatively obscure game that led to an eventual port on the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita nearly a full year ago. The port was relatively straightforward, maintaining everything from the original game, while also adding online multiplayer into the mix. The Switch version will retain all of the improvements that the PlayStation port added, but will not add any Switch-exclusive features of the sort.

The Switch is an ideal machine for fast-paced multiplayer action, so the quick rounds and easy-to-learn, hard-to-master two-button control scheme make Windjammers and the Switch a match made in heaven. DotEmu did not reveal specifics about the release date, other than it will be sometime in 2018. In the meanwhile, you can check out the unapologetically 90s-inspired trailer below.

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Chris is a writer based in the Philadelphia area‚ÄĒwith their eyes set on New York City. Ever since they were gifted a Nintendo 64 as a child, they have been gaming since. They are currently writing for film website Flixist, podcasting for Marvel News Desk, and was an editorial intern for Paste Magazine, writing gaming news, features and reviews. They graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a creative writing major.