The Showdown Effect’s Launch Event Goes Live On Twitch

Paradox Interactive is hosting an event for their newest title, The Showdown Effect, on their Twitch.TV stream Thursday March 7th at 11AM PST (7pm GMT).

The 2.5D sidescrolling multiplayer combat title, complete with terrible one-liners and over-the-top explosions, features built-in Twitch integration so that anyone running and gunning in-game as their favorite action hero stereotype can stream all the explosive action and guitar riffs with just the simple click of a button.

But hey — this is a video game — we should just show you what it’s about, right? Paradox Interactive will host a live stream extravaganza of The Showdown Effect this Thursday, and they’ll have special guests The GD Studio with them! Who is The GD Studio you ask? Befitting of a cheesy action movie plot..

Ten years ago, in 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they did not commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortunes. They are… The GD Studio!

The GD Studio will take on Paradox Interactive and Arrowhead Game Studios in a winner-take-all team-based competition, pitting the best of the best against a special forces unit of action hero specialists at Paradox including a team of Paradox producers, the QA team, and Arrowhead Game Studios’ own ninja squad. Producer Shams Jorjani and Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt will be moderating the action, barefoot and with glass strewn all over the floor, from atop Paradox Tower.

Four teams. One survivor. All chaos. Way too many clich├ęs.

Tune into the Paradox Interactive channel on Twitch this Thursday and watch these teams Face Off and Die Hard as they try to draw First Blood with their Lethal Weapon of choice.

Fight to the death, or die trying.

Be sure to check out the event on Paradox Interactive’s Official Twitch page and let us know down in the comments whether you are looking forward to some old school action.