Back at Sony’s conference at E3 last year, Paradox Interactive revealed a sequel to one of it’s most popular magical action games would be coming to the Playstation 4 at launch. Although many were concerned, Magicka 2 was later revealed to be coming to PC, the original format on which the series began. Following on from the original game though does Magicka 2 prove to be worthy successor to the co-operative action adventure, or has the magic of the wizards faded into the background?
After the events of Magicka and the Wizard Wars, the wizard race has dwindled to a few stragglers in the land of Midgård, leading the humans to celebrate their departure. During this time of supposed peace, a soothsayer predicts that all the power that the wizards left behind has collected into a newborn child. If she is allowed to reach adulthood, the world will enter a period of magically sustained prosperity. However, a dark brotherhood has decided to eliminate her so this will never come to pass. To protect the future of the land, the greatest teacher of magic returns to Castle Alderheim, and chooses some of the remaining wizards to save the world from destruction.