Like a wizard who’s just accidentally teamkilled a friend with a meteor, Magicka: Wizard Wars is shuffling innocently towards open beta.
Paradox’s free-to-play team-based wizard combat game will be hitting open beta on 27 May, meaning that there are only a few short weeks until absolutely everyone can try it out for themselves. If you want to play sooner (and get a few goodies, like founder-specific wizard customisation items) you can still pay for the various packs on Steam, but at this point it might just be worth waiting.
Magicka: Wizard Wars takes the explosive, team-killing spellcasting of Magicka and moves it into a team-based format, challenging wizards to capture locations on a map and whittle down the enemy’s reserve of points. I played it awhile back, and found it to be jolly good fun.
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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 about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning 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.