Starting today, October 15, Steam users can jump into an Early Access version of Magicka: Wizard Wars
. Interested parties simply need to sign up for a Paradox account through the game and should be able to dive right into the tutorial match afterward. Expect Magicka: Wizard Wars
to change over the course of development as Paradox North looks to incorporate fan feedback during the Early Access run.
Magicka: Wizard Wars
is a free-to-play multiplayer-based affair where two teams of four battle over spawn points within an environment, though you do need to pay to get into the Steam Early Access version. The game is anchored by the original Magicka
's unique DIY spell-casting system where players queue up an assortment of elements in a specific order, which then produces a spell.
Once a team has captured all three spawn points and killed the other team, it's game over – or as soon as one team has burned through their 75 spawn tickets, and can no longer respawn onto the battlefield. We were able to sample Magicka: Wizard Wars
back in July and found it to be an inventive and highly-competitive romp