Paradox has announced that Magicka recently received a major engine upgrade in terms of visuals and gameplay performance. This upgrade is free to all owners of the game and adds some highly requested features including save checkpoints, option to replay previous chapters, and a fairy that can aid solo players in battle. The complete list of changes in the upgrade can be found below in addition to a trailer for the upcoming Lovecraft-inspired campaign, The Stars are Left.
Fairy familiar added, revives characters after death occurs in solo campaign
Checkpoints now save progress even if game is quit
Chapter select added to replay previously played chapters
Several improvements to the server browser
Physics and collision detection improved - less falling through the floor
Frame rate stuttering - should be less noticeable for some users