The Showdown Effect
In a world where fast-paced combat meets over-the-top movie clichés, Paradox will open the floodgates and allow action heroes a chance to participate in the upcoming The Showdown Effect Beta. Sign up before it's too late.
The levels are available for free and will be immediately available to pick in both ranked and custom matches. Players will also meet two new characters: Thelma Vaine, British super-spy with a cloaking device and a sharp tongue -- and Dr. Johnny Bionic, a cyborg who must fight every day to keep his drill-saw-arm from murdering all humans. These characters, plus a series of Reddit costume pieces, can be redeemed for free using in-game AC. An additional set of Western costume pieces can be purchased for a fistful of dollars.
Featuring stylish 2.5D graphics, fast-paced white-knuckle gameplay, TwitchTV integration, and an endless supply of one-liners, The Showdown Effect allows up to 8 players at once to go head-to-fist in a variety of free-for-all and team-based game modes.
While the upcoming 2.5D action-combat multiplayer title from Arrowhead Game Studios is primarily about cramming as many bullets and 1980s one-liners as possible into a single game, there is a strange and pure heart that shines forth when the action is presented in slow-motion and set to waltz music.
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Featuring commentary from Arrowhead action stars Johan Pilstedt and Emil Englund, as well as new game footage.
In this latest trailer for The Showdown Effect we bring you high flying, double-edged medieval mayhem on an all-new map!
Relive the broadcast with Arrowhead’s Design Director Emil Englund and Paradox Interactive Producer Shams Jorjani and watch them answer questions from the community about specific game mechanics and monkeys.
Players will battle for the upper hand through cunning use of different weapons, the game\'s wide range dynamic environments and even the engine\'s own dramatic audiovisual effects.