Roubaix, France– 8th September 2010– Ankama would like to announce the release of the second episode of Frigost, the latest extension from the DOFUS era. This content, destined for high level players, will be available on the 21st September, 2010.
Following the addition of a substantial amount of content last 25th June, a new part of Frigost, the ice continent, will be accessible to DOFUS players on the 21st September, 2010.
This new zone of the whale-shaped island is destined for players level 160-200. The second episode will contain: 5 new areas (that’s 300 new maps of different game zones to explore), 4 dungeons, over 30 new monsters, more than 40 new quests and 130 objects (of which around fifty can be equipped).
The theme of this episode: save the Snowbound Village from the claws of a skulk of Snowfoux!
The story behind episode 2:
Whilst players are expecting to find Count Harebourg’s followers in an isolated village, they end up falling upon some poor, frightened peasants. A skulk of Snowfoux, nicknamed the Foux Fighters by the village’s inhabitants, are getting ready to attack…
The story of Frigost:
Nearly a century ago, Frigost was a green and fertile land, where the climate was mild and temperate. Promoting progress and innovation, the island had become the largest agricultural power in the World of Twelve. Only Amakna, its rival, always threatened to supplant them...
To avoid this, Count Harebourg, genius of his time, built a machine capable of influencing the climate.
Fascinated by this wonderful invention, Jiva, the Guardian of Javian, asked the Count to refine the technology in order to carry out a secret mission. But the experiment was cut short and the Demon Djaul, who was not expected there, went into a rage. To punish the inhabitants of Frigost for this affront, he froze the island in time and ordered its residents to live in a perpetual winter...
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 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 crossmedia project composed of animated cartoon, video game, card game and comic book.
Treading a lush path between video game and animated cartoon, DOFUS brings a whole new dimension to online Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games. With its manga-inspired graphics, gripping tactical game play and wild humour, DOFUS has created a unique style of its own for other MMORPGs to follow and currently boasts 35 million players worldwide. For more information, visit the official website: www.dofus.com