On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me a massive electric shock, which was particularly nasty because she’d doused me in water beforehand so it did even more damage*. If you and your true love have been murdering each other repeatedly in Magicka: Wizard Wars, you’ll be pleased to hear that a large winter-themed update is up. If you haven’t been doing that, then you may be interested in a behind-the-scenes look at Paradox North via a newly-released video.
So, that update. First and probably most important is the addition of the Magicks screen, which adds a degree of progression to Wizard Wars. Gameplay gets you crystals made out of pure elements, and these crystals can be used to unlock powerful new Magicks – the powerful super-spells that you’ll only be able to access a few times per battle. An example given is the Mighty Hail spell, which bombards a massive area with ice and freezes anyone caught up in it. Which probably includes your teammates, friends, and/or true love.
Other than the Magicks screen there are holiday-themed Imps, snowy backgrounds, and the ability to equip snowballs as a weapon. And, yes, snowballs freeze people. Because that’s how snowballs work.
If you haven’t bought into Wizard Wars‘ Early Access program, then you may nonetheless be interested in a behind-the-scenes look at Paradox North. There’s a bit of a studio tour, some looks at the gameplay, and a fair few interviews with key staff members on the game. There are also regular appearances from the Magicka wizards, because this is a Paradox video. Have a gander at it below.
* It’s okay. On the fourth day of Christmas I got my own back by dropping a meteor on my true love’s face.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.