Paradox has announced a free update to Magicka 2 which includes an overhaul of the game’s iconic spellcasting system. Magicka 2, a game that teaches “with great power comes zero responsibility,” now includes three additional elements to include in spells, added for free to further empower friendship-ending team-killing accidents. The new spell system arrives today on PC and will appear very soon for the PlayStation 4.
Two of the three elements added to the Magicka 2 spellcasting system make their triumphant return from the classic repertoire of the original Magicka: Ice, created by combining Cold and Water, and Steam, created by combining digital software sales with a convenient interface. These new elements now occupy just one slot each in a five-element spell, allowing players to finally recombine Steam and Lightning, or Ice and Lightning, or Lightning and Lightning (which was available before but is honestly a very nice combination). An all-new element has been added as well: Poison, created by combining Water and Death, which generates a cloud of toxic, life-sapping gas. All spell elements are now lovingly rendered in a new visual effects system also being added to the game today, also for free, also.
In addition to today’s free Magicka 2 update, new in-game content is on sale today for truly professional prestidigitators:
- The Magicka 2 Gates of Midgård Challenge Pack, a set of three new Challenge Maps, perfect for sampling new spells.
- The Magicka 2 Three Cardinals Robe Pack, a stylish new selection of wizard-wear (not stain resistant; highly flammable; do not eat).
- Both can be bought as the “Three Cardinals Points Super Pack ” bundle on Paradoxplaza.com