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Let the Healing Begin in a New Magicka 2 Trailer
Win a Chance to Name an In-Game NPC by Sampling Incredible in-Browser Gameplay

STOCKHOLM — January 27, 2015 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games who believes psychoanalysis involves analyzing psychos, today invited the world to enjoy a new trailer for Magicka 2, the forthcoming Wizard-filled spell-slinging game for PC and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Paradox today also offered spelling enthusiasts the chance to win several in-game rewards by signing up on the Magicka 2 website, including the opportunity to name an in-game NPC to suffer a variety of mental and biological anguish.

In the newly released video, viewers will sit in on a very special conversation with Brad, who is not Vlad, who is not a vampire, as he comes to terms with his demons, and reminisces about slaying those demons using a fantastic spellcasting system with up to four players—ahem, Wizards.

Watch the tragic short film “An Interview Without the Vampire” here:
Signing up on the Magicka 2 website will offer would-be Wizards the chance to earn a variety of in-game goodies in the PC version, including new weapons, a new robe, and delightful avatars and icons on the Magicka 2 forums. These rewards can be unlocked by playing exclusive, never-before-seen Magicka 2 content not even included in the main game, giving players the chance to experience an exciting side story set in the rich lore of Midgard.


To sign up and experience the never-before-considered-a-good-idea new Magicka 2 side-games, visit:

For more details on Magicka 2, visit
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Hi all!

We will have an extended maintenance for US-W today to move some server hardware to some newer, shinier, machines. All other regions should be up much sooner. Additionally there'll be some balance changes. Patch notes below!

In-game Store
  • Has had a usability overhaul. Shopping should now be a more pleasurable experience!

  • Tornado: Increased cast time of Tornado with 0.25 seconds.
  • Geyser: Increased cast time of Geyser with 0.1 seconds.
  • Natures Call: Decreased Natures Call direct impact damage from 400 to 250.
  • Natures Call: Decreased Natures Call splash radius and push strength quite a bit.
  • Flame Tornado: Increased Flame Tornado duration and movement speed
  • Flame Tornado: Substantially increased Flame Tornado damage (20%).
  • Midsummer's Blessing: Increased healing power 10%.

  • Increased healing capacity of Life+Ice shards (QWR) on lower charge levels.
  • Minor decrease of Lightning damage and the cold damage component in Lightning. (about 6% less damage for Pure Lightning and 5% for Lightning+Cold spells)
  • Increased Elemental Wall/Storm size slightly to better match visual size.
  • Increase Elemental Wall/Storm damage tick rate slightly.
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Hi all!

Servers will come down at 10:30 UTC, down-time should be minimal. Changes are below:

  • First implementation of a "ping system", communicate with team members by clicking the mini-map directly or alt-clicking anywhere on screen. This is just the first version, so very simple, expect changes to come.
  • New imp on the log-in screen.
  • Patched a memory leak that was causing issues for players that were logged in for long periods of time.
  • New "Charm" Magick.

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It's been a hotly requested feature, and one that we are very glad to finally have out with you all for testing. Custom games are finally here!

Main Features:

  • Create your own (password protected if you wish) game.
  • Choose (or Random) map choice.
  • 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 and any other combination possible.
  • Spectator function with free-control or follow mode.

There's tons more functionality to come, this is just version 1.0 of this feature. We would as always love to hear your feedback on our forums!

Also, to those of you still reading here (thanks!), there is tale of a special Holiday gift arriving in-game today. More news on that to come. ;)

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Servers will come down for patching at approximately 10:15 CET as normal.

You can find the patch notes here:
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We celebrate Black Friday with a huge in-game store sale! Log in and find your bargains!
Nov 27, 2014
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Show-off your favourite game loud and proud! Both in-game and out of game!

Find our new Merch here:

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In partnership with Razer and their awesome Razer Cortex software, introducing the new Razer Imp(erator)!

To get your hands on this new imp skin (and pick up the Razer Blade sword if you didn't already) simply sign up for Razer Cortex here:
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