The Showdown Effect Announced and GDC 2012 Trailer/Screens

Action game inspired by 80's and 90's action movies where champions from different eras of time fight to the death, for fun, for glory and for awesome
Paradox Interactive has announced the development of The Showdown Effect, a 2.5D multiplayer action game in which players will be participating in death-matches to gain glory and fame. The focus of The Showdown Effect is in recreating the outrageous action found in classic action movies and taking them one step further. Players can pick weaponry from the silver screen's unparallelled arsenal, including shotguns, frying pans, lightsabers, assault rifles, grenades, katanas, gauss guns and anything in between. The Showdown Effect is being created by Arrowhead Game Studios, the team behind Magicka - seventeen screenshots and a trailer have been added in our download section.