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Watch people blow up in this new Showdown Effect trailer


10:00 PM on 03.04.2013



Showdown Effect is ready to launch this week, and in celebration, Paradox has provided us with a new trailer titled "Le Ballet of Death."

Odds are you've never heard of Showdown Effect, and since it hasn't gotten any publicity or buzz, I don't blame you. Basically, it's a PC game that lets you relive glorious cheesy '90s area action in a 2D arena based setting with up to eight players.

Our review will be coming shortly after launch, so stay tuned if you're on the fence.








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