Magicka: Wizard Wars reveals duel mode

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More On: Magicka: Wizard Wars

Paradox Interactive is getting Magicka: Wizard Wars ready for launch, and in anticipation they've announced the addition of a duel mode. From the trailer below it seems like a pretty typical 2-player PvP setup, although the small size of the arena could make gameplay pretty fast and brutal. Check out the trailer to see what this mode looks like in action.

Paradox Interactive Press Release

Magicka: Wizard Wars Settles Robed Rivalries with Duel Mode

One-on-one Matches with Rapidly Cycling Opponents Allow Players to Fight Mana-a-Mano

MIAMI – January 24, 2014 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and a duel citizen, today at the Paradox Interactive Convention in Miami announced the upcoming addition of a fast-paced Duel Mode to Magicka: Wizard Wars, the upcoming multi-player spell-slinging game from Paradox North. In Duel Mode, four players will step into an arena with a shortage of personal space, and two randomly chosen players will begin the battle in a one-on-one format while the others witness the carnage. When one wizard falls, a spectator will take their place, with all four players cycling into the game until one robe warrior has scored six murders – making them the champion. Duel Mode will be added to Magicka: Wizard Wars in the very near future.

To see the new Duel Mode in action, set this trailer to Play Mode:


The new Duel Mode update was created in direct response to fan feedback received during the Early Access phase, designed by Paradox North for fans who wanted their conjuring chaos to get a little more personal, with purely skill-based combat uninterrupted by one’s clumsy team-killing friends. Duel Mode also gives new players a new opportunity to learn from expert wizards, watching them in action and studying their moves before their own trial by fire and/or lightning-infused jets of steam.

In Magicka: Wizard Wars, wizards go head-to-head in intense player-versus-player (PvP) action, utilizing the celebrated spellcasting system of Magicka, combining elements to generate spellbinding results while friendly fire remains always on.

A special Magicka: Wizard Wars stream is taking place today at the Paradox Interactive Convention in Miami, along with War of the Vikings. Tune in to our Twitch.TV channel today at 5 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. PST.

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