Press Release posted on 05 March 2007
For immediate release
In the continuity of the DOFUS phenomenon, Ankama Games presents the very first pictures and details of its next massively multiplayer video game on the website: www.wakfu.com.
Ankama Games became internationally renowned thanks to its main title DOFUS that now counts more than 3 million players worldwide. Within three years, this massively multiplayer video game won prize after prize in the United States and in France, and has been the inspiration for mangas (5 volumes) and artbooks (2 volumes).
After such a success, Ankama Games starts a new project: Wakfu. This game will be sitting right next to DOFUS on the Tactical MMORPG line.
The presentation website of this new game has been launched on Monday 26 February, 2007. New contents will regularly added to it, as the project progresses.
Wakfu is currently being produced. Ankama Games relies on its unique know-how to design and produce a quality title that will meet all the requirements of a vast community of players. Wakfu will be distributed in Europe, Northern America, and Asia as well as in other parts of the world requiring its translation (from French) in English, German, Spanish, Korean and Chinese.
The story of Wakfu takes place a long time after that of DOFUS. An ogre named Ogrest gathered all the six Dofus and gained boundless powers. The ogre offered his beloved the dragon eggs. But she turned down the present though worthy of the gods themselves, and Ogrest started shedding tears of rage and pique. The tears of the ogre made the ocean level increase so much that parts of the World are now submerged to the inhabitants' great displeasure. Now gods and heroes of the World are starting a new adventure before reaching Ogrest and confront him in an ultimate fight!
Bright graphics and a fantasy universe are also part of this project even though the Ankama Games team will be adding many innovations to the tactical gameplay it's famous for!
The very first trailer of Wakfu, half way between cartoon animation and game demo, can be viewed on the official website. It gives an idea of the interactive environment in which players will evolve. In Wakfu, the player will discover a vast world inhabited by all sorts of surprising creatures. Game servers will be able to host up to 25,000 players simultaneously.
The first closed beta-tests of Wakfu will start sometime during 2007. The recruiting campaign for the beta-testers will be launched within the next days.
Wakfu's Official website: www.wakfu.com
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Ankama Games ( www.ankama-games.com)
Ankama Games creates and distributes online video games since 2004. It's a subsidiary of the ANKAMA group. It's located in the area of Lille (North of France) and counts about 50 employees.
DOFUS ( www.dofus.com)
Half way between video game and cartoon animation, DOFUS offers a new online game concept. Its graphics inspired from the manga universe, its tactical gameplay and its specific humor give DOFUS a special place among the other MMORPGs.