Back in March of this year, Paradox Interactive unleashed their mobile version of Magicka titled Magicka: Wizards of the Square Tablet [$3.99] onto iPad devices. We quite enjoyed Magicka on the iPad as it retained the awesome element-mixing aspect to create different kinds of spells but boiled it down into a simplified side-scrolling brawler type of game which felt like a great fit for mobile. In addition, it had a sweet online co-op mode that let you partake in your magical battling with up to three other friends, which is a total riot.

Today, Paradox has announced that Magicka has been updated to be Universal for the iPhone, which as they have noted in their notoriously humorous way is "neither Square nor Tablet." Well, the iPad isn't really that square either, Paradox you silly gooses. This update also includes further support for iOS 7, as well as cross-platform online play with the Android and PC versions of the game. Now you can "accidentally" fry your buddies with a spell no matter what platform they are rocking.


If you were interested in Magicka when it released but were sans tablet, now's your chance to check out the game on your iPhone or iPod touch. Sure the screen is a lot smaller, but it seems to work just fine based on my few minutes of tooling around with it. Also, if you're a big fan of the Magicka series, you'll be happy to know that it's coming to another type of handheld device: books. A new novel, Magicka: The Ninth Element is now available and you can get links to a free preview and to purchase the ebook over at this press page at Paradox's website.

  • ImJPaul

    I love it when this happens!!!!

  • bigred447uk

    Bought ! Now bring me KOTOR and my iPad deprived life will be complete !

  • TheRealRealBazz

    I got it while it was free for this very reason. 😀

    • dariusjr98

      So did I. I didn't even remember downloading this until now.

      • razorracer83

        I'm part of the "got it for free despite having an iPhone/iPod Touch instead of an iPad" bandwagon as well. Thought I'd have to wait until I got my iPad Mini 2 next month to play it. Looks like that's no longer the case.

  • anabolicMike

    I want baldurs gate. Of course that would probably be insanely small on the screen lol. This game, magika, I have it on my android tablet. It's excellent. The other one too knights of pen and paper. That ship one though, leviathan whatever is horrendous and I regret buying it. Ahhhh wellll

    • shadax

      I think baldurs gate could work on iPhone, it would be a bit tedious, but it would no doubt spur a lot of interest and purchases. In fact, is say more so than iPad.

      Oh well 🙁

  • echoman83

    So now that it's universal shouldn't I be able to download it on my iPhone? It keeps showing that I need to purchase. Or is the iPhone version a different one? I'm not paying $2 to have it on my phone.

  • JJE McManus

    Just note that TB did a WTF of this on PC and hated it while heaping praise on the game for iPad.