I’m a pretty big fan of Paradox Interactive – they don’t seem to be afraid to take a risk when it comes to publishing a title, and I really like that adventurous spirit. One of the bigger titles they’ve given a green light to, Arrowhead’s Magicka, has enjoyed some impressive success since its release last year. Now it’s getting another expansion entitled “The Stars are Left”, which is nothing less than “a horror-mystery inspired by the popular Cthulhu Mythos.” They’re promising not only a new adventure with which to take three of your buddies on, but new items, monsters, magicks, robes, achievements and other goodies that expansion packs are wont to have. Sadly, there is no mention of the inclusion of fine hattery.
An interesting thing to note is the fact that you might not necessarily need to buy the expansion pack to play it. According to Arrowhead, “as [long as] the host player in a co-op group owns the content, every one of their co-wizards will be able to co-experience the mind-killing terror of the new expansion.” That seems like a very cool deal to me, and one that’s going to save a lot of people money.
There’s no firm release date for this yet, but they have given a general “Winter” time frame for it. Stay tuned for more info, and feel free to peep that teaser trailer up above.