Paradox announces new Magicka game

9:16 PM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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'Magicka: Wizard Wars' from Paradox Interactive.

A new Magicka game is on its way from publisher Paradox Interactive with the announcement of Magicka: Wizard Wars, a player-versus-player (PvP)-focused multiplayer game based on their celebrated slapstick sorcery franchise.  This game will be the first title developed by Paradox North, a new studio within Paradox Interactive.

A team-based, fast-paced, two-faced, post-haste, four-on-four twitch action-PvP title, Magicka: Wizard Wars mixes Magicka's dynamic spellcasting and absurd pop-culture humor with new hardcore game mechanics and a focus on competitive play.

"Magicka has always allowed for some unique gameplay and, with Wizard Wars, we've really captured the true experience of PvP wizardry," said John Hargelid, Executive VP of Paradox North.  "When you put the team-focused, hardcore competition of online games together with characters whose attacks are fluid and dynamic - and then give teammates the ability to implode, freeze, and fling each other by accident - it's really something special to watch, and to play, and to yell at your friends about afterwards."  

In Magicka: Wizard Wars, two teams of four wizards each will go head-to-lightning-bolt on the field of battle, wielding a wealth of magic spells as players adapt their tactics on the fly in response to their opponents.  In true Magicka fashion, victory will go to the team whose wizards can combine the craftiest casts - and who can avoid the most friendly fire.


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