Paradox Interactive Unveils Magicka: Vietnam at GDC 2011

SAN FRANCISCO - March 1, 2011

The wizards of Arrowhead Studios have whipped up something special for all the Magicka fans out there, today revealing the first expansion for the definitive“blow-up-your-friend” simulator that has taken the fantasy world by meteor storm. Magicka: Vietnam (yes, you read that right) will soon be available on all major digital distribution channels.

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like if wizards were allowed to roam the jungles of war-torn Vietnam, attempting to bring peace and stability to the region by casting spells on all opponents? Wait, you haven’t ever wondered that? Ever? Okay, so we’re probably the only ones who have but in our defense: here’s your chance to stop being so closed-minded. Magicka: Vietnam delivers over-the-top action as players take on the role of four meek and physically inept wizards as they try to do what so many 80’s action stars have done in the past: blow stuff up.

View the Magicka: Vietnam Announcement Trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs2DsoiA54Y

Accidentally blow yourself to bits by playing the Magicka demo on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/42910

For the latest news on Magicka:

Web page: http://www.magickagame.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MagickaGame

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Magickagame

Forum: http://para.do/hsdbzG

About Arrowhead Game Studios

Based out of Skellefteå, Sweden, Arrowhead Game Studios is an award winning game development company focusing on making games that are intuitive and innovative for creative gamers. The company philosophy is based on these simple guiding principles - entertainment, innovation and quality. Magicka, the action/adventure game developed by the company has won the title "Game of the Year" at the Swedish Game Awards 2008, Sweden’s largest game development competition. For more information, visit www.arrowheadgs.com

About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Mount&Blade series, The Kings' Crusade, Majesty 2, Cities in Motion and Magicka. Paradox made an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com and follow www.facebook.com/ParadoxInteractive and www.twitter.com/pdxinteractive

David Martinez, TriplePoint, for Paradox

dmartinez@triplepointpr.com


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