Gamespot: Magicka Impressions - First Look

"While the hack-and-slash action of role-playing games like Diablo can be addictive and fun, Arrowhead Games feels that the old way of sitting next to the people you're playing with while hollering and yelling directly at them is better. Especially if you're playing the kind of game where you can "accidentally" vaporize your buddies and take all their stuff. That's the idea in Magicka, which is an upcoming hack-and-slash action adventure game that looks like Diablo but owes more of its roots to such games as Castle Crashers on Xbox Live and the classic arcade game Gauntlet. "