Trouble Thinking

March 2, 2011

Magicka Announces First Expansion Pack: Magicka Vietnam!

Filed under: Game News — Tags: , , , — Durandal @ 11:53 am

Not even kidding.

Not even kidding.

At last count there were around 150 games set in World War 2 (at last count on Wikipedia, anyway) and only 20 set in Vietnam. Possibly because people are afraid setting videogames in a famously morally suspect and horrifically brutal war might be disrespectful.

Now what Magicka has done is they’ve made a game where you wear little wizard robes and carry an American Flag staff and an M60, and you kill Vietcong goblins with magic spells, like Fireball or Ice Wall or C4. They’ve kept things respectful.

From the announcement site:

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like if wizards were allowed to roam the jungles of war-torn Vietnam, attempting to bring peace and stability to the region by casting spells on all opponents? Wait, you haven’t ever wondered that? Ever? Okay, so we’re probably the only ones who have but in our defense: here’s your chance to stop being so closed-minded. Magicka: Vietnam delivers over-the-top action as players take on the role of four meek and physically inept wizards as they try to do what so many 80’s action stars have done in the past: blow stuff up.

Oh and the trailer is set to “Surfin’ Bird”.

I think the announcement alone has earned these guys the $10 they’re asking for the game. Check out the demo, and buy it if you like! Also the bugs are worked out by now I believe, mostly in a great big expansion/patch called “Mea Culpa”.

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