Following today's news of Magicka: Wizard Wars
, we inquired with publisher Paradox Interactive about the news of a brand new development studio: Paradox North. The studio opened in February and will be headed up by executive vice president John Hargelid, who's had stints at DICE working on Battlefield: Bad Company 2
as a producer and EA's business side before making his way over to Paradox.
Paradox North lead designer David Nisshager also spent time at DICE, while lead artist Staffan Norling and senior animator Patrick Kling both worked on Just Cause
for Avalanche Studios. Right now Paradox North is about ten deep, with a mixture of new talent and old veterans, but a Paradox Interactive representative tells us plans to expand the team are in place.Magicka: Wizard Wars
will be Paradox North's first game.