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Magicka
Magicka

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Genre: Arcade
Official Site: http://www.magicka.se
Publisher: Online Distribution Only
Magicka

Genre: Arcade
Official Site: http://www.magicka.se
Publisher: Online Distribut...
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Monday, 7 February 2011
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:57pm 07/02/11 | 14 Comments
The action-RPG is experiencing a popularity surge on the PC platform of late, as veterans and newcomers alike count down the days till Diablo III is finally dropped.

In the interim though, there are some great grass-roots studios putting together their own spins on the genre, and today we're brought here for Magicka, an isometric action-RPG hybrid that actually offers a slightly different approach to the combat of these games, as our very own Kosta Andreadis discovers with his review time.

Click here to see what makes Magicka stand-out in his full review.
Monday, 24 January 2011
Post by Dan @ 03:19pm 24/01/11 | 17 Comments
Swedish indie studio Arrowhead Games and publisher Paradox have announced January 25th 2011 as the official launch date for online distro of their action RPG Magicka, with a retail-box version set to ship later in EU/US February 15th (we're unsure of Aussie distro prospects at present).
Magicka will transport players into a fantasy environment unlike anything ever experienced before. Save the world of Magicka from doom as a co-op effort in a team of four, or single-handedly using a fully dynamic spell system. Prepare to defeat the evil wizard as you wreak havoc and devastation on the minions of darkness in thirteen action packed levels.
Accompanying this news is a new developer interview video where producer Mattias Lilja walks through the basics with some new gameplay action on offer.

Watch the new video below, or click here for the HD option.

Check out the official site and Facebook page for more details.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Post by Dan @ 02:55pm 20/10/10 | 6 Comments
The indie crew at Sweden's Arrowhead Games have released some new promo videos for thier little Diablo-style action RPG Magicka, giving us another taste of the quirky humour to come when the game launches early next year, courtesy of their new publishing partner Paradox Interactive.
Save the world of Magicka from doom as a co-op effort of four or single handedly using a fully dynamic spell system. Prepare to defeat the evil wizard as you wreak havoc and devastation on the minions of darkness in thirteen different levels of play. Experience a world of fantasy like never before.
Originally slated for a 2010 release, the devs explain the cause of the slip into 2011 with a funny little two-part silent film. Check it out below.

Magicka is now due for release in Q1 2011 on "PC and consoles".


Magicka "How the Game Got Delayed - Part 1"


Magicka "How the Game Got Delayed - Part 2"
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Post by Dan @ 12:47pm 09/02/10 | 6 Comments
Arrowhead Game Studios, the Swedish developer behind the upcoming Magicka have released a couple of new videos promoting their colourful and cute Diablo-style action-RPG.

Showing that the game's sense of humour is intact, a new teaser trailer explains that "Once upon a time in a generic fantasy land, only up to four wizards had the power to make a difference".

Next up, there's a developer interview video with Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt that offers up a detailed explanation of some of the game's main features and intentions.
The most important key feature is the dynamic spellcasting system where you can combine spells freely. Says Johan Pilestedt. 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. Johan continues.
Magicka is gearing up for a multi-platform release in Q2 2010 (presumably PC, Xbox Live and PlayStation Network) and will feature 4 player cooperative play.