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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 clich?s, 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: beta.theshowdowneffect.com

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: http://youtu.be/On9z4AE-me4

View the video at http://youtu.be/On9z4AE-me4

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 www.twitchtv.com/paradoxinteractive . 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.

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