TRAILER | X360, PS3, PC Monday, February 8, 2010 | 4:55 PM

Trailer of Magicka

Trailer of Magicka

Magicka was originally developed by a bunch of university students on XNA, last year winning Game of the Year at the Swedish Game Awards. The game was picked up by Paradox Interactive and is now being released on PC and consoles this spring as a downloadable title. See inside for images and a new trailer of this promising co-op focused action-adventure!

Paradox Interactive press release:

NEW YORK – February 8, 2010 – Paradox Interactive today has unveiled brand new footage for Magicka, which is set to join Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West as one of the first two Paradox Interactive titles to launch on consoles. Developed by Arrowhead Game Studios, the action-adventure title based on Norse mythology will transport players into a fantasy environment unlike anything ever experienced before. (Well, sort of.)

Preview the quest of four of the bravest wizards as they take on dragons, ice monsters and wield things that glow in an attempt to save the world from ultimate peril.

Additionally, Johan Pilestedt, CEO and Game Director at Arrowhead Game Studios recently sat down at the Paradox Interactive Convention to discuss Magicka.

View the complete interview here:

“The most important key feature is the dynamic spellcasting system where you can combine spells freely.” Says Johan Pilestedt. ”For example, combining two elements, like fire and water creates steam. And if you then combine that steam with earth you create an earth projectile which, when it hits something, explodes in a steam cloud.” Johan continues.

Be prepared for intense fighting in fancy robes when Magicka releases on multiple platforms in Q2 2010.

For upcoming news visit Magicka on Facebook and

Magicka Game Features:
* Innovative and dynamic spellcasting system with over a million possible combinations
* Up to four-player co-op in all game modes, as well as a single-player option
* Fight your way through 13 different levels in the campaign
* Explore an expansive realm of adventure to defeat the evilest of wizards
* Experience the parody and satire of a clichéd fantasy world

About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2. Paradox stands poised to make an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit and follow @pdxinteractive on twitter.

About Arrowhead Game Studios
Based out of Skellefteå, Sweden, Arrowhead Game Studios is an award winning game development company focusing on making games that are intuitive and innovative for creative gamers. The company philosophy is based on these simple guiding principles - entertainment, innovation and quality. Magicka, the action/adventure game developed by the company has won the title "Game of the Year" at the Swedish Game Awards 2008, Swedens largest game development competition.
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All comments

Commented on 2010-02-08 17:55:10
Looks pretty fun
Commented on 2010-02-08 18:07:42
Reminds me of Nox (By Westwood Studios)..
That game was awesome!
Commented on 2010-02-08 18:42:54
Looks pretty awesome,I will keep an eye on it and maybe buy it for the local coop.
Commented on 2010-02-08 18:58:57 In reply to FireWire
Posted by FireWire
Reminds me of Nox (By Westwood Studios)..
That game was awesome!
Yeah it was really cool back in time, im glad to see people still remember those games ;]
Commented on 2010-02-08 20:06:06
Looks like a fun game to play with my 8 year old. Love games that doesn't take themselves too seriously.
Commented on 2010-02-08 21:16:41
Looks pretty interesting.
Commented on 2010-02-08 21:18:36
looks fantastic, I'm getting my robes ready!

Oh and I <3 Nox.
Commented on 2010-02-08 22:26:51
Looking good. Will probably get it for the Coop.
Commented on 2010-02-09 00:26:40
i just want to prance around in my robes, looks fun
Commented on 2010-02-09 10:02:23
best trailer evaaar!
Commented on 2010-02-10 12:19:02
Westwood, yes, Kyrandia is what I remember them for. Great little games, quite tough at times...

The spell combo lark sounds very clever to me, might be worth a look!
Commented on 2010-02-10 21:43:40
I am interested!

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