Article published on Friday, September 3rd, 2010
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Roubaix, France - 3 September 2010 - Ankama has announced today its collaboration with Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of interactive entertainment media from SQUARE ENIX ® in North America. Thus, the free MMORPG Wakfu for Mac OS ® and Linux will be released in North America. The turn-based, tactical combat system of Wakfu will be delighted by the players as well as its dynamic fantasy world in comic style.

"Given our knowledge in terms of tactical combat systems and our experience in the field of multiplayer online games Square Enix is the ideal partner for Ankama dar." commented Emmanuel Darras, CEO and co-founder of Ankama cooperation. "This partnership provides a key to the success of the universe in North America Wakfu Transmedia Transmedia dar. The concept consists of the Wakfu Wakfu TV series, the MMO, the trading card game, manga and action figures."

By Ankamas extensive experience in the field of tactical MMORPG Wakfu, the players in a particular challenge must draw their universe in a new direction. Players can choose between 12 possible character classes, each of which has more than 25 typical spells. Wakfu addition, the opportunity to choose from a range of equipment which allow players to design their individual character and thus stand out from the crowd.

"The partnership with Ankama is an ideal link to the publication of Wakfu on the North American market, given their ability to progress in a spirit of a storyline gameplay develop," said Mike Fischer, President and CEO of Square Enix. Inc. "captivating with its story and its beautiful landscapes Wakfu will impress players of all ages. "

For more information about Wakfu, visit the official website at / de

About Wakfu

The history
In the age of DOFUS an ogre named Ogrest managed to unite the six Dofus-rare dragon eggs. He wanted to win the heart of his true love. This, however, was only interested in the dragon eggs and the power that went along with their union. The ogre was then so angry that he killed his beloved. After he became aware of the consequences of his action to Ogrest pulled back to a lonely mountain, and wept bitterly hundreds of years. His tears flooded the entire country and destroyed the whole universe.

· Decision freedom - the players choose their character from one of the 12 possible character classes. They are such as to the incredibly powerful warrior, the healer, the assassin or ally of the flora and fauna. Each of the characters has 25 different spells.
· Strategic Game System - By the turn-based tactical combat system, players must equip their characters and develop. The battles require an elaborate strategy to prevail against the enemy.
· To developing Environmental Systems - The actions of the players in Wakfu a direct impact on the environment. If they kill a monster, this could disappear forever. Similarly, an iron mine will be exhausted for good, so they never again appear in the game. Players are therefore encouraged to consider carefully when to use the natural resources of their environment and when they should protect them.
· Dynamic Challenges - Unique quests in the different areas to keep the players happy when they are on the journey through the different parts of the universe.
· Unique Humor - Players will discover an unusual sense of humor, because Wakfu is the only place where you can find a armor that makes its wearer look like a giant rabbit.
· Individual characters - Players have the opportunity to design their characters individually and choose from a range of possibilities. Pink hair? Grey skin? An extravagant haircut?

About ANKAMA group
ANKAMA is an independent company that was founded in 2001 by Anthony Roux, Camille Chafer and Emmanuel Darras in Roubaix. The company is employed in the field of digital media, and has more than 400 employees. Encouraged by the success of the MMORPG DOFUS, with more than 35 million players, ANKAMA is active in several areas: computer games, publishing, animation, web design, in the press area, services for mobile phones and video games for next-generation consoles. For more information, we recommend our site:

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S. based wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.., a leading holding company Square Enix Group. Square Enix, Inc. publishes and distributes entertainment content under the Square Enix Group internationally renowned brands such as Square Enix, Taito Eidos ® and ® in the Americas. The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY ®, which has sold over 96 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST ®, which has sold over 53 million units worldwide, TOMB RAIDER ®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and other well-established products and services.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found on the Internet at