Use Napalm Spells to Kill with Style in Magicka: Vietnam

Use Napalm Spells to Kill with Style in Magicka: Vietnam

The jokesters at Arrowhead Studios have made good on what seemed like a throwaway joke with DLC set in Vietnam.

When I saw Johan Pilestedt and Emil Englund from Arrowhead at a press event in NYC, the goofy pair joked that they were going to make a game set in Vietnam to lampoon all of the shooters set there much the same way that the original Magicka parodied fantasy and sci-fi tropes. Little did I know that they would actually do it. Magicka: Vietnam is available now as DLC for only $5 from all major digital distribution outlets. The game features a new magick called Napalm Strike that can be used with the dynamic casting system of the original.

All you need to do is read the PR copy to tell that this game is meant to be taken about as seriously as Geraldo in Libya:

Answer the call of duty to take up arms against the Goblin-Cong, trudging through a napalm-scorched battlefield with a bad company of up to four wizard GIs, and earn new medals of honor and achievements as you eliminate scores of enemies with not-so-wizardly machine guns and a new napalm Magick, liberate prisoners from POW camps, and escape to a Huey before it gets shot down by a pistol-all of this, of course, in your stylish robe fatigues and hood-friendly helmet.

Hopefully, the online co-op system has had all of its bugs ironed out so that you can experience the fun of playing Magicka: Vietnam with a friend. Because, if you can't trust your fellow fatigue-robed wizard when you're surrounded by Goblin-Cong, who can you trust?

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Already bought and downloaded. Chances are that I'll buy everything these guys do from now on. Love the humor.

That... looks like loads of fun, actually. Brb napalmin' Goblin-Cong

I love the smell of Napalm in the morning, It smells like... A really fun game!

Far too many offensive jokes to be made here, but the first was made by the creators.

Not just that!

Half price on Steam til 6pm1 tommorow (for us UK types)

I bought the full pack for me and a mate, yet, I never was that tempted to even buy the basic game at full price, I'm so damn swayed by steam sales, bought Bioshock 2, as well, I figure it's gotta give me a few hours for £3.50.

yikes. Many are still a bit sensitive about that war stateside. Tread carefully.

So. Much. Win.

Whats also funny is that it parodies the Bad Company 2 cover art.

Made me laugh.

I want soo much to like it. I really do.
But I still can not fucking play vanilla Magicka and I have installed up to patch 587!
Make sure your game works first guys, then I will buy any addons you come up with.

No this is my kind of wizarding, napalm spells and machine-guns.

Hmm, it's either a Cannon Fodder rip-off or an homage. Have they mentioned the influence?

I've been wanting to try this game for a bit now and with both the core game, a little DLC, AND the vietnam pack on sale on steam for 8 bucks total? Yea alright.

I'll buy it for a high (low) price!

Man, this and the Humble Indie Bundle today are making me quite happy.

so do we get to see a gallery of all the deformed children our Napalm strikes will cause?

ace_of_something:
yikes. Many are still a bit sensitive about that war stateside. Tread carefully.

Atleast I can still appreciate it, right?

Napalm in the morning, Napalm in the evening, Napalm at supper time

Hmm, I can see the funny appeal of the game but can't that be seen as more subversive than if this setting had been dealt with in, say, a straight-laced FPS? Just thinking out loud.

Wait. You can shoot down a Huey with a pistol? Where do you have to shoot?

This probably won't end well...

Haha, awesome. Loving the main version so far. You actually get an M60 and a Rambo-themed achievement in that one too, so good.

New DLC is fun as hell, and hard too, is really fun, best cameo is strapped to a bed frame. :P take from that what you will....

redisforever:
Wait. You can shoot down a Huey with a pistol? Where do you have to shoot?

In bad Company 2 Vietnam you can damage the Huey with small arms fire. Most people can't keep it in the air for more than 30 seconds.

teebeeohh:
so do we get to see a gallery of all the deformed children our Napalm strikes will cause?

No, no, those are disfigured children. The deformed children are caused by Agent Orange.

This. Is fucking awesome.

If there's one thing magicka has taught me... it is to never ever trust anyone if they get magical powers.

GothmogII:
Hmm, it's either a Cannon Fodder rip-off or an homage. Have they mentioned the influence?

There is a nod to Cannon Fodder in the trailer (about 10 secs in).

Brainplant:

GothmogII:
Hmm, it's either a Cannon Fodder rip-off or an homage. Have they mentioned the influence?

There is a nod to Cannon Fodder in the trailer (about 10 secs in).

And the music...and the overall style of gameplay. Though, that last one is like complaining that all FPS'es are the same so I'm not sure, given they've differentiated it with the art style and certain gameplay elements.

Got the full game and all DLC for 50% off, downloading now.

ace_of_something:
yikes. Many are still a bit sensitive about that war stateside. Tread carefully.

People over here in the states get offended over just about anything you can name. The trick is to ignore them.

I'm surprised no-one noticed this:

answer the call of duty to take up arms against the Goblin-Cong, trudging through a napalm-scorched battlefield with a bad company of up to four wizard GIs, and earn new medals of honor and achievements as you eliminate scores of enemies with not-so-wizardly machine guns and a new napalm Magick, liberate prisoners from POW camps, and escape to a Huey before it gets shot down by a pistol-all of this, of course, in your stylish robe fatigues and hood-friendly helmet.

killamanhunter:
I'm surprised no-one noticed this:

answer the call of duty to take up arms against the Goblin-Cong, trudging through a napalm-scorched battlefield with a bad company of up to four wizard GIs, and earn new medals of honor and achievements as you eliminate scores of enemies with not-so-wizardly machine guns and a new napalm Magick, liberate prisoners from POW camps, and escape to a Huey before it gets shot down by a pistol-all of this, of course, in your stylish robe fatigues and hood-friendly helmet.

Oh gawd, this is just too good! Anyone else spot Cpt. Vlad in the trailer?

 

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