"multiplayer 2.5D bullet-spewing engine of chaos" will get straight in.
January 31st marks the start of the beta and those who've signed up with be "gradually invited to do battle". Pre-order customers also get "bonus toys" to play with like weapon skins.
In fact if youthe Digital Deluxe Edition you'll get two more weapon skins, two bonus outfits which include a Magicka robe, as well as a digital copy of Magicka.
"The game will be available for pre-purchase later today at http://theshowdowneffect.com/buy, where would-be action heroes will have to make the life-or-death decision between getting The Showdown Effect, or getting the Digital Deluxe Edition of The Showdown Effect," announced Paradox.
A tournament for The Showdown Effect will also be streamed live via "The stream promises to be an unforgettable event, starring a handful of special guests; including YouTube personalities Angry Joe, NorthernLion, and Rage Gaming as well as Arrowhead’s Johan Pilestedt."at 4 p.m. GMT (8 a.m. PST) today.
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