From Strategyinformer.com: "After a difficult development process with Magicka, Arrowhead Game Studios has opened up about new release, The Showdown Effect. Emil Englund, the developer's Co-Founder, spoke to our Joe Robinson about the studio's decision to move on from the much-loved Magicka series.
"Honestly this is really just a break from Magicka. The one thing really new that we had to do was something completely different from Magicka, and we kinda assumed that this won’t really do as well as Magicka," Englund commented.".