The time for Early Access is over for Paradox Interactive's PvP iteration of Magicka. Magicka: Wizard Wars has exited Steam Early Access today and has brought along with it a new game mode and a new trailer.
For those that are unfamiliar with the game, Magicka: Wizard Wars takes the Magicka formula and extends it to 4-on-4 PvP. That means the ability to mix together magic spells, as well as the ability to hit your teammates with them, thanks to persistent friendly fire. Think of it as a MOBA, only without the lanes or the need to level up.
While Early Access focused on the standard competitive team games and the 1-on-1 Duel mode, the final release adds a new mode called Soul Harvest. This mode sees teams targeting an opposing team's magical effigy. Players must collect souls by destroying wandering monsters and opposing wizards, which will allow them to get at the effigy.
Magicka: Wizard Wars is free-to-play on Steam, with premium starter packs also available.
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This was pretty fun when my friends and I played it a while back. Not a ton of staying power, but it certainly provided lots of giggles whenever you accidentally nuke your friends instead of the enemy team.