Magicka: Wizard Wars launches as a free-to-play game

By GamingNexus On 30 Apr, 2015 At 04:00 PM | Categorized As Gaming Industry News | With 0 Comment

Paradox Interactive has announced that Magicka: Wizard Wars has completed its Early Access phase and is now available as a free-to-play title on Steam. Gameplay is centered around the Magicka spellcasting system seen in past games in which players combine various elemental powers to unleash both offensive and defensive spellcasts.

The game’s free-to-play launch includes the new Soul Harvest game mode that functions similar to multiplayer online battle arena or MOBA games for short. While there are certainly cues taken from games like Dota 2, Magicka: Wizard Wars makes the gameplay unique by blending its spellcasting system with frantic four versus four player matches. Magicka: Wizard Wars Game Director David Nisshagen provided his thoughts on the game’s development, launch, and future:

Obviously the launch of a game is a momentous occasion, and it’s definitely a relief to have it officially out there after two years. Our job is certainly not over yet, however. Our players have been with us every step of the way, supporting us, giving us crucial feedback, and helping us make a Magicka PvP experience that feels right. We couldn’t have gotten to this point without them, and now that we’ve launched, we’re going to stick by them to keep the game growing, evolving, and repeatedly setting everybody on fire in new and unexpected ways.

Stayed tuned as we’ll have further coverage of Magicka: Wizard Wars in the coming weeks.


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