The Showdown Effect Beta Sign-Ups and Trailer

Participate in death-matches to gain glory and fame
Paradox Interactive today announced they are accepting applications for the upcoming beta test of their action-packed 2.5D multiplayer combat title, The Showdown Effect. The focus of The Showdown Effect is to recreate the outrageous action found in classic action movies and taking it 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 - a new video is now locally mirrored.
Update: a live stream presenting the game will start at 7 p.m. GMT / 11 a.m. PST, via the official Paradox Interactive channel Twitch TV here.