Windjammers is coming to PS4 and Vita in 2017
While Dave Lang often joked about a Windjammers revival, no one thought it would actually happen – until it was announced at PlayStation Experience
The NEO-GEO system never really had a strong presence here in the United States due to its exorbitant price tag ($500 for the system back when you could buy three Super Nintendos for that rate) but thanks to the wonders of Emulation, NEO-GEO’s underrated library has gained some cult following.
While many remember the classics that somehow made it to other platforms – such as King of Fighters and Samurai Showdown, few people actually got much time with the super fun and extremely niche Windjammers.
If you’ve never played Windjammers, it’s easy to pick up but hard to master. The matches are one-on-one flying disc battles where your goal is to toss your power disc into one of the goals behind your opponent. The harder goals net more points, but the enemy defender can snatch the disc and return it before it comes anywhere near the goal. It’s one part Super Dodgeball and one part Pong, but can be extremely intense.
Check out the trailer for the upcoming PS4/Vita version set to release in Q1 2017.