Sorcerers Clash in Magicka: Wizard Wars Team-Based PvP Action


The slapstick spell-casting chaos of Magicka is switching out its single player and co-op spell book for a focused mastery of “team-based, fast-paced, two-faced, post-haste, four-on-four twitch action-PvP” online warfare. Quite a mouthful. Did you get all that?

Magicka: Wizard Wars, in development at Paradox North (not Arrowhead Studios), is not an expansion or DLC add-on to the existing Magicka experience but rather a standalone spin-off that’s all about two teams of four wizards battling for control over territory nodes, using the same eight elemental spells to dispatch friend and foe in many different–and often humorous–ways.

Paradox Interactive is still in the process of determining how it will release Magicka: Wizard Wars, but right now it sounds like a free-to-play model is most likely.

“Magicka has always allowed for some unique gameplay and, with Wizard Wars, we’ve really captured the true experience of PvP wizardry. 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.”

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