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Platform Win, Mac Publisher Paradox Interactive Developer Arrowhead Game Studios Release Date 2013-03-05

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The Showdown Effect free content update includes new stages, heroes and costumes

Arrowhead Game Studio's 2.5D multiplayer action game The Showdown Effect received a free content update yesterday including new levels, playable characters and additional costumes, the developer announced.According to a post on the game's official site, the additional levels, South Eastwood and Fort Fiesta, are inspired by classic spaghetti Western films blended with elements of 1980s monster movies. Both maps are available to play in ranked and custom matches. New characters include British spy Thelma Vain, who sports a unique cloaking ability, and Dr. Johnny Bionic, a cyborg fighter. These two characters along with several costume pieces inspired by the Reddit internet forums can be downloaded for free using the in-game store. A set of new Western-style costume pieces are also...


The Showdown Effect animated trailer shows how multiplayer just got more multiplayer

The developers of The Showdown Effect released a new trailer for their 2.5D multiplayer, platforming action game today that shows off the game's exaggerated multiplayer battles and sense of humor. Developed by Arrowhead Game Studios — the same studio behind Magicka — The Showdown Effect is inspired by action films of the 80s and 90s and celebrates the cheesiness of the genre through its characters, weapons and dramatic gameplay. Weapons include bazookas, lightsabers and frying pans. The game is currently in beta and sign-ups are open on on its website.

The Showdown Effect Releases
North America
  • Windows
    • Released 03/05/2013
    • Publisher Paradox Interactive
    • Developer Arrowhead Game Studios
  • Mac
    • Released 03/05/2013
    • Publisher Paradox Interactive
    • Developer Arrowhead Game Studios
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