The Showdown Effect

The Showdown Effect goes free this weekend on Steam

The Showdown Effect developer Arrowhead Game Studios is making its mad combat game free to play on Steam for this weekend, before going back to paid.

6 years ago

The Showdown Effect headlines

  • Latest The Showdown Effect update has a spaghetti Western, 80's monster movie vibe

    Arrowhead Game Studios has released a new content update for The Showdown Effect, with new stages, characters, and costumes.

    7 years ago
  • Paradox releases demo for The Showdown Effect

    The online 2D action extravaganza The Showdown Effect now has a demo that you can download directly from Steam. It’ll show you the ropes of the game in a solo tutorial so you’ll have some idea of how the game will work, but you won’t be able to go online without buying the full game.

    7 years ago
  • The Showdown Effect: tinseltown smackdown

    The Showdown Effect is the movie-based brawler from Magicka developer Arrowhead Game Studios. VG247’s Dave Cook speaks with the team ahead of tomorrow’s launch.

    7 years ago
  • The Showdown Effect trailer goes for the slowdown effect

    Dave Chappelle was right:everything looks better in slow motion. To add further proof to this concept, Paradox Interactive has released a new trailer for The Showdown Effect showing as much set to Strauss’ lovely waltz, The Blue Danube. Watch below. The Showdown Effect is scheduled for release on March 5.

    7 years ago
  • The Showdown Effect ESL event to be streamed live next week

    The Electronic Sports League and Paradox will be hosting a live event for The Showdown Effect on Wednesday, February 20, starting at 20:00 CET. During the event, 50 people from the audience will participate in team battles to win a share of a €5,000 prize pool. The entire event will also be streamed live on […]

    7 years ago
  • The Showdown Effect beta starts today

    The Showdown Effect, the latest from those zany fellas at Arrowhead Game Studios, has gone into beta. Those who pre-order the will be granted instant access to it, and you can pre-purchase the title later today at here. Doing so will grant the purchaser the Fusion Saber of Light weapon skin, and if the Digital […]

    7 years ago
  • "We went too far with the silliness": Arrowhead discusses Magicka's origins

    Magicka developer Arrowhead Game Studios has discussed the origins of its spell-casting adventure in a new interview. Currently working on movie-inspired brawler The Showdown Effect, design director Emil Englund has gone right back to the start, to tell VG247 about the studio’s birth and reflect upon its continuing success.

    7 years ago
  • The Showdown Effect receives new trailer, website full of one-liners

    Paradox Interactive have revealed a new trailer and website promoting The Showdown Effect, its upcoming multiplayer action platformer from Arrowhead Game Studios.

    7 years ago
  • The Showdown Effect - Arrowhead introduces the game's cast in new video

    Arrowhead Games has posted a new trailer for The Showdown Effect, which introduces the viewer to the cast.

    7 years ago
  • Magicka dev posts beta trailer and sign-up page for The Showdown Effect

    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.

    7 years ago
  • Paradox game demonstration event is live - watch now

    Paradox Interactive is hosting a livestream of its upcoming games via Twitch TV. Watch it here. The firm is showing game trailers for A Game of Dwarves, Dungeonland, The Showdown Effect and Starvoid as well as a live demonstrations for each. A live Q&A will be held as well with the game developers.

    8 years ago
  • Paradox - Large batch of screenshots and video from GDC 2012

    Paradox has sent over a massive lot of screens and video for the plethora of games heading your way from the firm.

    8 years ago
  • Paradox Interactive debuts three new games at GDC

    PC specialist publisher Paradox Interactive has unveiled three new games for its GDC 2012 showcase. Check out debut trailers through the break.

    8 years ago