The Showdown Effect (Beta) Tests Itself for Awesomeness

Sign Up for Beta, Watch a New Movie-style Trailer, and See a Live Stream Today

NEW YORK — December 18, 2012 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher pushed to the edge, will do whatever it takes to make sure their action-packed 2.5D multiplayer combat title, The Showdown Effect, makes it to gamers in one piece. 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.

Players can sign-up for the The Showdown Effect Beta here:

But what exactly is The Showdown Effect? Before anyone could ask, a trailer surfaced and judo chopped its way to the small screen. Watch it, or die trying:


Now, in a world gone mad with anticipation and speculation, mankind has just one hope left to learn what The Showdown Effect was all about… by watching a live stream. Arrowhead Game Studios, the development team behind The Showdown Effect, promises an all-out, winner-take-all, last-executive-standing battle beginning today at 7 p.m. GMT / 11 a.m. PST, and invites the world to witness the chaos at the official Paradox Interactive channel Twitch TV at Get to the channel!

Customize your action hero, grab a gun, and see if you can survive the cinematic madness and cheesy one-liners that make up The Showdown Effect – kicking ass, taking names, and then kicking the asses of those names.