It offers "glorious retribution" against so-called chums in three different modes: Deathmatch, Brawl and Kreitor. A new map pack will be available as well.
"Fellow mages, in these next couple weeks, start making a hit list of friends who have done you wrong, because the chance for glorious retribution will be coming sooner than you think," teased the Paradox press release. Magicka fans have wanted PvP since, well, forever.
"At PvP launch, players will be able to wreak havoc in the Havindir Arena and Training Ground maps, and a new Reservoir wizard robe will be available (if you’re stuck being Pink, just remember that you know where the diamonds are)," they continued.
Also the Final Frontier Map Pack will be on sale the same time the PvP modes launch this June 21st. It features the new Vulcanus Arena for Challenge and PvP and a "chilling Frozen Lake map and a “stop staring at me, you’re freaking me out” Watch Tower map will also be available." Special robes will be offered too for PvP - tank, support and rogue.
The three Magicka PvP modes are as follows:
Instead of accidentally zapping your companions, you kill them on purpose! It’s every wizard for himself as up to four physically inept beings duke it out in a one mage takes all battle.
In Brawl, each player/team only has a set number of lives, and the last ma…wizard standing wins. Just make sure your “friends” don’t squander those precious lives.
A fiendish new mode named after a clever Magicka fan who modded the game, the round based Kreitor mode unlocks Magicks at special intervals during the match, forcing players to come up with new strategies as new spells become available.