Magicka: Vietnam DLC priced and dated

Magicka's wonderfully unexpected Vietnam War DLC is due to launch on April 12 at the price of $4.99, it was announced today.

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Magicka: Vietnam still feels like some sort of beautiful dream, possibly due to the fact that it was announced with a gibberish cover of The Trashmen's song Surfin' Bird. It'll soon become reality though, as publisher Arrowhead and developer Paradox announced today that the downloadable content be released on April 12 at $4.99.

Vietnam brings the magical action-RPG to the Vietnam War (where else?), with "a lengthy challenge scenario that puts you in the combat boots and stylish robe of a Wizard GI." You'll be armed with Vietnam-era weapons and a new napalm airstrike Magick as you enter the Goblin-Cong jungle to rescue prisoners from a POW camp. Honestly, this is happening.

Vietnam will also add a new survival challenge map, "with increased difficulty in direct response to the request from the community."

Neatly, as long as a multiplayer game's host owns Vietnam, everyone else will be able to play it too. Of course, you should all do the decent thing and buy it anyway.

Once Vietnam is out the door, the next "big update" to Magicka will bring some form of PvP that's more formalised than current 'intentional friendly fire' incidents.

From The Chatty
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    March 31, 2011 10:15 AM

    Comment on Magicka: Vietnam DLC priced and dated, by Alice O'Connor.

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      March 31, 2011 10:15 AM

      the whole game was 9.99 wasn't it? is this the first case of DLC costing more than the game?

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        March 31, 2011 10:16 AM

        weird the news page says 12.99 and the article says 4.99 for the DLC

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        March 31, 2011 10:18 AM

        Article says $4.99 for the DLC, which would make more sense.

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        March 31, 2011 10:20 AM

        I'm going to guess it's actually going to be $4.99 like in the article.

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          March 31, 2011 2:43 PM

          yeah i didn't see the price in the article when i made the post. ah well it's all resolved now. 4.99 is much more reasonable :) they probably should have charged 20 bucks for the game so they could charge more for DLC but maybe it wouldn't have been as popular

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            March 31, 2011 2:44 PM

            $10 is the sweet spot I think for massive sales of unknown indy properties.

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        March 31, 2011 10:37 AM

        Agh. I had 12 on the brain from the date. Awfully sorry!

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          March 31, 2011 10:46 AM

          Now my dreams of a 12.99 Vietnam 4-pack are history. HISTORY!

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          March 31, 2011 2:41 PM

          you made me look like a DLC douchebag complaining about price!

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      March 31, 2011 10:51 AM

      they really should charge more for this game, i want to give them more money.

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      March 31, 2011 12:11 PM

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      March 31, 2011 3:09 PM

      Sold. I really love how only the host needs it too, great way to let your friends try it out.