Learn To Spell Again Today With Magicka 2 on PS4

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The important thing to know here is that today marks the release of Magicka 2 on PlayStation 4, via the PlayStation Store, and PC in both a regular $14.99 version and a Deluxe Edition for $19.99 which adds on two bonus costumes and a PS4 theme featuring in-game character, Vlad.

With that out of the way and this likely being the last time we’ll see marketing for the game, I’d just like us all to take a moment and appreciate the humor Paradox Interactive has infused into all aspects of the promotion of Magicka 2 via the following excerpt from today’s press release and the launch trailer, embedded below. It just all fits so well with the flavor of the game itself.

“For so many of our fans, Paradox and Magicka are practically synonymous,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, not a vampire. “Which is strange, because the two words don’t mean the same thing at all, and our company is not populated by terrifying and irresponsible misanthropes who are constantly liquefying each other with fire-infused beams of pure death. However, it is still a wonderful milestone for us all to share the next chapter of our best-selling series with the world, and to publish our first game on the PlayStation 4. Magicka 2 is the perfect game to play together on the couch in front of a big screen, where you’re always within reach of the friend causing all of those friendly-fire ‘accidents.’”

Friendly-fire, indeed. The original Magicka released on PC in 2011 and featured a unique system for casting spells which involved inputting a sequence of magical base elements in order to select a desired spell to be cast. A simple example combination of, “earth,” and, “wall,” would create a wall made of rock, whereas a, “fire,” and, “wall,” would create a blazing barrier instead. With ten different base elements to chose from, the list of available spells is quite extensive.

With such an arsenal at the fingertips, always enabled friendly-fire made for great chaotic and often humorous encounters. So long, Magicka 2 marketing. I’ll look to the game itself to get my laughs from now on.

If you think this all sounds a little familiar, Arrowhead Game Studios, the creators of the original Magicka recently released Helldivers on PlayStation systems. Michael quite liked it in his review.

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