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International closed Beta and re-design of the official WAKFU website

Roubaix, France– January 21, 2011– Wakfu is the next chapter of the story after the DOFUS game, which is currently rated amongst the top 5 online games in Europe. Its story takes place 1000 years after the beginning of the DOFUS era.

A new phase of the closed beta test will begin on the 31 st of January. It is reserved for those players in possession of an Ankama account and whose account has already been activated to take part in the previous Wakfu closed beta. This version represents a major step in the game’s development and constitutes more than a simple update of the previous version.

Wakfu’s release date will be announced at the French publisher’s next official event:

Ankama Convention #6. The convention will take place on March 5-6, 2011 at Lille Grand Palais.

For more information on the Wakfu game, please visit our official website: www.wakfu.com

WHAT IS THE WAKFU MMO?

WAKFU is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), which comes to life in a fantasy universe created by Ankama. Just like its big brother, DOFUS, WAKFU transports you to a world in which magic and humor are omnipresent.

Whether you choose to incarnate a Iop Warrior, a combat medic Eniripsa or a Sram thief skilled at melting into the shadows, you will discover varied and original character classes, a tactical turn-based fighting system and strange and colorful lands.

WAKFU is ideal for both experienced players and beginners: everyone can uncover their own strategic talents and overcome the challenges that will make their characters heroes of WAKFU!

WAKFU– THE STORY

A lot can happen over the years, and the World of Twelve has undergone more than its fair share of disruption since the demise of the DOFUS era.

Ogrest, a titanic ogre, managed the impossible: he reunited the six primordial Dofus! Unfortunately for him, he fell victim to his own success… Beside himself with grief, and giving free reign to his destructive power, Ogrest let his fury rain down on the World. Legends tell the story of a cosmic battle between the gods, the ensuing floods and the birth of a titan.

When the player begins their adventure in WAKFU, most of the World is still engulfed by the water. Vast islands and multiple archipelagos bob around in a unique ocean. But history is still being written, and the World is beginning to think it’s about time some heroes showed up!
About ANKAMA Group

Founded by Anthony Roux, Camille Chafer and Emmanuel Darras in Roubaix in 2001, ANKAMA is an independent group which produces digital creations and employs over 430 people. The international success of the group’s MMORPG DOFUS, with more than 35 million players, enabled ANKAMA to branch out into several related industries: online games, publishing, animations, web design, press, mobile phone services, video games for next gen’ consoles. ANKAMA is also developing Wakfu, a transmedia project composed of animated cartoon, video game, card game and comic book.

For more information, visit our official website: www.ankama-group.com

Wakfu

Wakfu is a transmedia project, appearing as an animated series/an online and console video game/a card game and comics. The Wakfu era is set 1000 years after the beginning of the Dofus era. The series (1 million viewers) and the online videogames allow the“viewer” to experience the evolution of the world created by Ankama. Following in the footsteps of its big brother, DOFUS, Wakfu transports its players to a world in which magic and humor are omnipresent.

For more information, visit the official website for the Wakfu MMORPG ( www.wakfu.com) and for the televised series ( http://serie.wakfu.com/en).

Florence Di Ruocco

Press Officer

fdiruocco@ankama.com

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