Magicka: Wizard Wars entering open beta May 27

Magicka: Wizard Wars is going into open beta at the end of this month, Paradox announced today. The PvP spin-off of the magic-combo franchise has been available in alpha since October, but on May 27 you'll be able to try it for free.

Wizard Wars pits two teams of four wizards against each other, combining the spellcasting of Magicka with the deathmatch of multiplayer games. It also offers one-on-one duel modes, for when you need to show your besties who really is the ultimate arcane warrior.

It's available on Steam early access, and those who buy their way in will get some exclusive items. It comes in three tiers: $12.99 for a starter pack, $19.99 for a founder's pack, and $49.99 for the "IMPressive" pack. The last one includes extra alpha invites for your buddies so you can split the cost before you split their skulls in-game.