XB360, PC / Action Adventure / Release: Dec 31, 2010 / ESRB: RP

Magicka: Wizard Wars announced as PvP-only

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 25, 2013 9:00am PDT

You may not have guessed it, from how many Arcane Novas and Steam Lightning Storms were cast in the direction of other players, but wacky action-RPG Magicka was originally a co-op game. PvP arenas were added free DLC to formalise the wizard-on-wizard violence, and the next g...


Magicka studio to unveil multiplayer combat game at GDC

By Steve Watts, Feb 08, 2012 10:00am PST

The Magicka team is at work on a new game code-named Project JFK, which Paradox Interactive will be showing off at this year's Game Developers Conference.


Magicka: The Other Side of the Coin expansion announced

By Steve Watts, Jan 24, 2012 1:30pm PST

Magicka is getting another expansion, titled "The Other Side of the Coin." This one puts you in the role of Alucard and his necromancer followers as they disrupt peace attempts and poke fun at fantasy cliches.


Magicka summons 'massive tech update,' Lovecraftian DLC trailer

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 16, 2011 12:00pm PST

Magicka has cast a mighty spell, summoning not only an update with heaps of tech improvements and fixes, but also a new trailer for its eerie upcoming Lovecraftian downloadable expansion 'The Stars Are Left.'


Magicka 'The Stars Are Left' DLC announced

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 27, 2011 10:15am PDT

Eldritch horrors from beyond the stars are to invade the cheery world of Magicka in 'The Stars Are Left,' a downloadable content campaign inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos.


Paradox: 'we don’t really need retailers any more'

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 06, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Paradox Interactive, publisher of Magicka, says it no longer needs retail support, claiming 90% of the company's revenue now comes through digital distribution.


Magicka PvP due June 21 for free

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2011 8:50am PDT

Magical 'friendly fire' incidents will be formalised and made competitive on June 21 when Magicka's PvP mode launches for free. Paid DLC will arrive alongside it, including an infamous arena Star Trek fans won't want to miss.


Magicka gets $1 DLC for Japan charity

By Steve Watts, Jun 01, 2011 12:30pm PDT

Magicka has gotten a new piece of DLC, which only costs $1. 50% of the proceeds go to Japan relief if you buy before June 5, and you'll get a new Team Fortress 2 hat to boot.


Magicka welcomes voting on DLC challenge maps

By Steve Watts, Apr 20, 2011 1:30pm PDT

Arrowhead Studios is bringing two Challenge Maps to Magicka, and letting fans vote on which of the two will be available for free. The losing map will be offered for $2.


Shack PSA: Steam savings on Magicka, BioShock series

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 12, 2011 3:45pm PDT

Steam is offering 50% off Magicka to celebrate the launch of its wacky Vietnam add-on, while BioShock and BioShock 2 are only $4.99 apiece.


The video game release list of 4/11-4/17

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 09, 2011 9:00am PDT

Next week's new releases include Patapon 3, tower defense-FPS Sanctum, RTS Elements of War, and the Magicka: Vietnam DLC. Come see!


Magicka: Vietnam DLC priced and dated

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 31, 2011 10:15am PDT

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


Magicka PvP teased

By Steve Watts, Mar 21, 2011 9:45am PDT

Publisher Paradox Interactive has dropped hints that PvP functionality may come to Magicka once the Vietnam expansion is finished.


GDC: Magicka: Vietnam expansion announced

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 01, 2011 10:10am PST

The wizardly action-RPG is astonishingly headed to Nam, it was revealed today, with a remarkable rendition of Surfin' Bird.


Magicka free DLC pokes fun at bugs

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 25, 2011 5:35pm PST

Magicka's fine sense of humour continues by poking fun at the buggy state it launched in, with free DLC named Mea Culpa--"my mistake."