Niche publisher Paradox has announced Magicka: Wizard Wars, another new game featuring the wisecracking, colourful robe-wearing spellcasters (not to be confused with the also recently announced Wizards of the Square Tablet touchscreen game) that takes the series into PvP-focused online multiplayer.
Magicka: Wizard Wars, a team-based, fast-paced, two-faced, post-haste, four-on-four twitch action-PvP title, mixes Magicka’s hallmark dynamic spellcasting and absurd pop-culture humor with new hardcore game mechanics and a focus on competitive play.
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. With short battles, persistent character progression, and plenty of laughter, Magicka: Wizard Wars is perfect for a few quick games to unwind after work – or a forty-hour binge over the weekend. Paradox promises not to judge.
We're not sure what the actual gameplay will look like, but Paradox has released a live action trailer, that stays true to the off-beat humour that the franchise has become known for.