Paradox North today announced the launch of Magicka: Wizard Wars, a new title in the Magicka franchise that throws players into PvP-centric multiplayer matches.
In Magicka: Wizard Wars, two teams of four players are put head-to-head in competitive matches. Like previous games in the Magicka series, combat is based on Magicka's already established system of spellcrafting and comedy-laden features like friendly fire. According to the developer, The game supports both quick plays and multi-hour binges.
"Magicka has always allowed for some unique gameplay and, with Wizard Wars, we've really captured the true experience of PvP wizardry," said executive VP John Hargelid in a prepared statement.
"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."
This is the first title developed by Paradox North, a new studio under Paradox Interactive's umbrella. The development crew is made up of former Avalanche Studios members and Digital Illusions CE staff.