Paradox Reveals Magicka

By Published February 08, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Paradox Interactive has teamed up with Arrowhead Game Studios to publish this "unique" action-adventure fantasy game. Arrowhead takes a hilarious twist with the typical fantasy setting, admitting outright that it is "generic," but in a funny way. Get your bath robes ready.

In Magicka, players will control four wizards in a not-so-serious epic quest to save a not-so-unique town. In fact, Magicka sets itself apart by being uniquely generic. Consider your mind blown.

Johan Pilestedt, CEO of Arrowhead Game Studios, said:


"The most important key feature is the dynamic spellcasting system where you can combine spells freely. For example, combining two elements, like fire and water creates steam. And if you then combine that steam with earth you create an earth projectile which, when it hits something, explodes in a steam cloud."

Arrowhead has listed the following as features of Magicka:


  • Innovative and dynamic spellcasting system with over a million possible combinations
  • Up to four-player co-op in all game modes, as well as a single-player option
  • Fight your way through 13 different levels in the campaign
  • Explore an expansive realm of adventure to defeat the evilest of wizards
  • Experience the parody and satire of a clichéd fantasy world

Magicka has the sound-track of an epic tale, the storyline of an outrageous fantasy adventure, and the comedy to keep you playing. The team plans to release Magicka on the Xbox360 and PC, though more could come. Here's to hoping they do well in their Q2 2010 launch!

~Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke

Last modified on February 08, 2010 at 2:01 pm
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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