ANKAMA signs deal with Microsoft for its 1st next gen console game

ANKAMA group has announced its partnership with Microsoft for the development of Islands of Wakfu , its 1st offering for the latest generation of game consoles. Islands of Wakfu, which is the most recent addition to ANKAMA’s crossmedia universe, retains DOFUS and Wakfu’s graphic touch, but adds the feel of an animated cartoon. This adventure/beat'em all style game can be played by two players in team mode and will reveal never seen before background content from the world of DOFUS and Wakfu .

Ankama Play, ANKAMA group’s newly created, independent next gen video game development studio, have recently finalised a deal with the software giant Microsoft.

Islands of Wakfu is planned for release in late 2009 on the Xbox Live Arcade.

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About the 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 300 people. The international success of the group’s MMORPG DOFUS, with more than 10 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 crossmedia project composed of animated cartoon, video game, card game and comic book. For more information, visit our official website:

www.ankama-group.com

Ankama Play

Ankama Play is an independent console-based video game development studio employing 15 full-time staff. It is part of ANKAMA group, the creators of DOFUS, Dofus-Arena and Wakfu. The studio’s maiden project is Islands of Wakfu, which is due to be released on the Xbox 360 in autumn 2009 and will form part of Wakfu, a crossmedia project composed of animated cartoon, video game, card game and comic book. For more information, visit our official website: www.ankama-play.com

Wakfu

Wakfu is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) which combines the turn-based aspect of a tactical video game with fluid real-time action. In the same spirit that animates its big brother, DOFUS, Wakfu will transport you to a magical universe full of sparkling humour. Players are awaiting the release of Wakfu with impatience, and this revolutionary game is sure to equal expectations. For more information on Wakfu, the crossmedia project composed of animated cartoon, video game, card game and comic book, visit our official website: www.wakfu.com


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