Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas and ANKAMA, an independent digital creation group and developer, today announced that their upcoming tactical massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), WAKFU®, will be launching worldwide in February 2012. WAKFU will launch as a free download from the official site at www.wakfu.com/na and include with it a large amount of gameplay content to experience at no cost. In addition, a monthly subscription fee of $6.00 will give players access to premium content, and a microtransaction-based store will allow users to purchase cosmetic items.
“WAKFU‘s deep political and combat system combined with an ever-changing ecosystem delivers an exceptional MMORPG unlike any other product in its category,” said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Square Enix. “The team at Ankama created a unique, fun and entertaining online game and we believe a monthly subscription fee and online store makes for a rewarding experience all players can enjoy.”
With up to 14 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 anime art style 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!