The lovely people at Paradox Interactive have just sent us over their new karaoke trailer for Magicka 2 and… Well I am in no way, shape or form going to describe it to you. You should just watch it below.
Suffice to say that my personal highlights, other than a tune that is completely stuck in my head and is making want to go and fish out my old Yamaha DX7, is the poor dog shedding a tear over the thoughts of many exploding cats and fire… Mans best friend is a sensitive creature. I wonder if the dog from Fable feared such feline combustion? I also cannot help but enjoy the faux VHS tracking effects and the inescapable reminder of how strange it is when karaoke videos are playing in Chinese restaurants.
The trailer is not only a bit of fun and has Vlad dancing around in his robe, but is also a competition. You budding Wizards with dreams of Lost In Translation style, karaoke booth entertainment (there’s a cross over that you never thought would be mentioned on a Friday afternoon), get the chance to upload your own Magicka karaoke music video.
That’s right, you can download an instrumental version of the song and create your own video, your own lyrics and upload them in order to win an awesome prize. As far as gaming launch competitions go, this is one of the most intriguing. Oh and if you do enter it, do not set fire to any cats. If you’re interesting in winning a yet to be announced prize (I’m hoping it’s a set of deluxe robes and staffs so I can go around the town pretending to set things on fire), you can enter at www.magicka2.com/singalong.
If you want to see more of Magicka 2, as there is some gameplay in the trailer, you can check out our hands-on preview from Gamescom. The game itself will be out in early 2015 for PC and PS4.