Where most publishers are falling under pressure to deliver consistent AAA releases and innovate, Paradox Interactive seemes to be having a jolly good time doing whatever the hell it wants. The publisher is better known for its strategy games, but how does one explain The Showdown Efect, a 2.5D multiplayer actin game that embodies the best of action movie cliches? Paradox is inviting gamers to find out for themselves with a new trailer announcing the upcoming beta. Check it out below.
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There’s really no better way to describe The Showdown Effect than as a side-scrolling action adventure where players can choose a character and run riot on a two dimensional plane, slicing and dicing enemies or just plain blowing them way. It’s definitely worth a look, if only to see if the strategy developer can try something new and unique for a change.