Paradox Declares War on Gamescom
NEW YORK — August 8, 2013 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and provoker of mythical and historical conflicts, today invited attendees of Gamescom to join them for various exercises in the art of digital war. Paradox will be showing off its upcoming titles, Magicka: Wizard Wars and War of the Vikings, the latter of which will be available for hands-on demonstrations for the first time. Europa Universalis IV will also be shown in a multiplayer game live stream, featuring guest commentator and YouTube personality Quill18.

In Magicka: Wizard Wars, two teams of four wizards each will do unspeakable things to one another in baffling PvP combat, utilizing the celebrated dynamic real-time spellcasting system of Magicka. In true Magicka fashion, friendly fire is in full effect, and hundreds of spell combinations are possible, with victory going to the wizards who can think and act the fastest – and stay out of the way of the explosive lightning bolts.

War of the Vikings, recently announced by Paradox and Fatshark, is an all-new multiplayer game built upon the technology that drives Paradox’s medieval squad combat title War of the Roses. The game features intense close-quarters combat, authentically inspired settings and weaponry, rich customization options, and large-scale 64-player battles, and will be available to try for the first time at Gamescom.

Demos will be shown at the Hyatt Regency Cologne and private appointment slots are still available and will be granted, regardless of robe or beard length, by contacting

Paradox Interactive is partnering up with ESL to showcase Magicka: Wizard Wars and War of the Vikings to the Gamescom masses from August 21-25. Multiplayer battles from both games will be played and streamed live from the show floor, to be a part of the action head over to Hall 8 and visit the ESL booth for more details on play times.

“Having fan favorites at ESL is always a must, and Magicka Wizard Wars and War of Vikings are just that, two titles that the hundreds of thousands of visitors and millions watching online are eager to see more about,” said Sean Charles, VP Marketing and Publisher Relations at Turtle Entertainment GmbH.

On Thursday, August 22, Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio will broadcast a multiplayer match of Europa Universalis IV, pitting Studio Head Johan Andersson and his dev team against each other in an all out battle for historical supremacy. YouTube personality Quill18 will be in attendance to guest commentate this special match, watch the mayhem unfold at 8:00pm CET / 11am PDT by visiting the official Paradox Interactive TwitchTV channel at