You’re in Vietnam, now, mages!
If you’re even a casual RPG fan and you haven’t played Magicka, you should probably do yourself a favor and check it out. The action RPG is one of the goofier, gorier, strange, and decidedly entertaining titles on PCs. How strange, you ask? Well, it’s getting a Vietnam add-on, so I guess the answer is “pretty dang strange.”
As you can see in the trailer, the game’s four mages somehow find themselves caught in the middle of the Vietnam War. They wander through the country’s lush jungles, take in the scenery, and massacre soldiers with gleeful abandon, all while a variation of “Surfin’ Bird” plays in the background.
According to Paradox Interactive, the game’s publisher:
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.
The add-on is due out at an unspecified point in the near future. In the meantime, you can check out the game’s demo on Steam.