If you’re a fan of the really, amazingly wonderful Magicka, then you’re probably already pumped for developer Arrowhead Game Studio’s upcoming project, The Showdown Effect. The multiplayer-focused game takes place on a 2.5D plane where players take on the roles of archetypal action heroes to battle each other. Arrowhead is taking players in for Beta sign ups- which you can do over here- and have released a trailer in celebration of that:

If you’re interested in seeing the game in action, you can also watch this longer gameplay video of an older build put up this past April:

The Showdown Effect comes to Windows in Q1 2013, along with every other game of 2013, apparently.