Magicka dev posts beta trailer and sign-up page for The Showdown Effect

By Dave Cook
19 December 2012 08:43 GMT

The Showdown Effect is the new 2.5D beat-em-up from Magicka developer Arrowhead Game Studios. It’s one part Super Smash Bros. and one part Awesomenauts, and you can watch the studio’s beta trailer below. The developer has also started accepting beta sign-ups. Find out how you can get involved below.

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Funny, no? AusGamers reports that The Showdown Effect has been inspired by action move cliches, and throws heroic stereotypes into a range of weird and wonderful arenas to do battle with an arsenal of firearms, melee weapons, jetpacks and kitchen utensils. It’s fast and rather brutal by the looks of it.

Arrowhead is now accepting beta sign-ups over at the official The Showdown Effect site. No beta date has been given, but the game is due out on PC at some point in 2013.

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