The Showdown Effect, a dark, side-scrolling sewing-together of Super Smash Bros. and Shadow Complex, is now available for pre-order from Paradox Interactive and Arrowhead Game Studios. In fact, those who pre-order starting today, January 31, will gain instant access to the ongoing beta, which also starts today.
Not including the aforementioned beta, your pre-order of the game will include a new weapon skin: the Fusion Saber of Light. There’s also the Digital Deluxe Edition for the hardest of the hard…core, which includes the previously mentioned pre-order bonuses, two weapon skins, two bonus outfits including a robe from Magicka, and a free copy of Magicka itself to top it all off.
I had the opportunity to spend a good hour with the game at PAX last year, and had a really fun time with it. It’s hard to describe how a game is both dark and colorful, both twitchy and methodic, and layered yet 2D, but a few YouTube clips of the game should give you an idea.
Oh, look! Here’s one now!