With GDC now on under way, there's a lot of announcements making their way through the pipeline. Paradox had been hinting at unannouced titles, and one of them is going to blow your mind.
Created by Arrowhead Game Studios, those brilliant Swedes that brought you Magicka comes The Showdown Effect; a 2.5D multiplayer action game focused around insane death-matches. Formally known as Project JFK The Showdown effect subscribes to the principle that 'more is more' and will offer players an apparently infinite amount of ways to customise gameplay.
Whether its a character, stage, game mode, or weapons in The Showdown Effect players will be able to customise as much as you want and control just how creatively you want to kill your friends in the most epic of showdowns imaginable." frameborder="0" allowfullscreen>Much like Magicka, The Showdown Effect ranks the multiplayer experience far higher above anything else, and it looks like it is going to be one impressive game. With mountains of inspiration drawn from action films of the 80s and 90s it is going to play around with that bit in your brain that enjoys fun.
The Showdown Effect has a preliminary release of Q3 2012, we can't wait!