A Magicka “Surprise” Planned for GDC


This morning, Paradox Interactive issued a press release outlining the company’s game lineup for the San Francisco Game Developers Conference scheduled to run between February 28th and March 4th. Amongst the text, this blurb immediately jumped out at me:

Magicka “Surprise”
The best-selling Magicka is a satirical fantasy action-adventure game where up to four players embark on a grand adventure to save their world from certain doom using a fully dynamic spell system. Players combine elements to cast spells and wreak havoc and devastation on the minions of darkness. Enough said. So what is the Magicka surprise? We won´t say until GDC. But here is a clue – it is not what you think it is.

So, what do you think this big surprise could be? The part about it not being “what you think it is” leads me to believe it’s not something along the lines of DLC or an expansion, which is an obvious first guess. But what else is there? Well, there is one possibility. I’m not sure if you remember, but when Magicka was first announced, it was said to be coming to PC and consoles. So personally, I’m hoping for an announcement of XBLA and/or PSN versions of the game. Hell, maybe even ports for iPad, 3DS and/or NGP. I can dream, can’t I?

Any other guesses?

Image Source: Magicka’s Photos – Goblins invade Magicka Office

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