Mac gamers can learn to spell again with Magicka 2

Published On November 10, 2015 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

Get it? Spell? Because you’re casting spells?

Listen, it wasn’t my joke, it was in the press release. So was the announcement that Magicka 2 is now available for Mac OS and Linux. Magicka 2 features cross-platform play between Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, and will run on the newly available Steam Box with full Steam controller support.

Magicka 2

If you’re not familiar with the game:

Magicka 2 brings players back to the world’s most irreverent co-op action adventure series, providing all-new game features alongside the original’s iconic spellcasting system, humor, and always-on friendly-fire. Guided by Vlad, up to four wizards at once can challenge a series of new levels in a co-op campaign, or take on challenge levels for score, prestige, and game-altering ‘artifacts’ that warp Magicka 2 in strange and wonderful ways. The world is invited to put on their robes and wizard hats, invite their friends, and learn to spell all over again.

Spells are the important thing here, as there are thousands available that can be configured in multiple ways, giving you plenty of opportunities to find a system that fits your style of gameplay (and requiring quite a bit of time to do so. Magicka 2 was recently updated with three new elements to include in spells, giving wizards a new level of destructive power.

Because contrary to what those community college witches in their sundresses will tell you, spells are all about destructive power.

For more information on Magicka 2, and to get your standard or deluxe edition copy, visit

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