Square Enix and ANKAMA Launch WAKFU®
Tactical Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game Now Available In North America for PC, Mac and Linux
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Embark on a mystical journey through the magical World of Twelve as Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, and ANKAMA, an independent digital creation group and developer, today announce the North American launch of their tactical massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), WAKFU® for PC, Mac and Linux.
Now available as a free download from the official site www.wakfu.com/na, WAKFU also offers a monthly subscription fee of $6.00 that gives players access to premium content. Premium members have the ability to reach the highest levels, explore all available game areas and story chapters, master all 16 professions, create and join guilds and even become the next governor. In addition, both free and premium monthly membership players will have access to WAKFU's microtransaction-based store to purchase cosmetic items and a variety of exclusive content and services post launch all of which will continue to enhance a player's experience.
"The talented team at ANKAMA has done an exceptional job at taking a traditional MMO and transforming it into a breathtaking episodic excursion," said Jason Herczeg, vice president of online at Square Enix. "ANKAMA is the ideal partner for Square Enix as we evolve to provide top tier, service-oriented content across all devices and platforms to our passionate community."
"Empowering the player and putting them in control of their own destiny throughout their journey makes for an unforgettable MMO adventure," added Anthony Roux, chief executive officer at ANKAMA. "The game has been a labor of love for everyone on the development team and we are thrilled to finally share our special creation for all to enjoy."
With 12 distinct, completely customizable character classes to select from and a variety of missions and turn-based combat to engage in, WAKFU takes place in a vibrant and immersive world where players' choices are paramount and actions directly impact a continuously evolving ecosystem. Featuring a rich political system, players can defend their nation against enemy attacks, conquer new territories, vote, elect government officials and even run for governor!
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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