DOFUS version 1.28 is coming on 28 July!

Roubaix, France - July 28, 2009 - Version 1.28 of DOFUS, the online game developed by ANKAMA, is arriving on July 28th. On the agenda: new quests and alignment specialisations, improved evolution of pets and spells, and many more changes which will make the game even more fun and accessible.

In order to make combat more balanced and the gameplay more enjoyable, the development team decided to implement the following changes:

NEW ALIGNMENTS QUESTS

DOFUS version 1.28 will continue to advance alignment quests. These missions, entrusted by Amayiro, the Bontarian weaponry master or by Oto Mustam, head of the Brakmarian militia, will give the rank and file the chance to prove their devotion to the cities. To enable the bravest of them (those who finished the 50 previously available alignment quests) to defend their city’s colours, 10 new quests have been included in the game.

Three new specializations are now offered to Bontarian players:

- Knight of Hope

- Follower of Writing

- Renegade Hunter

And Brakmarian players:

- Knight of Despair

- Follower of Pain

- Soul Hunter

FAIRER CALCULATION OF INITIATIVE

The calculation of Initiative (the characteristic which determines the order in which monsters and players will fight) is now based on: the number of points invested in the Strength, Luck, Intelligence and Agility characteristics (1 Initiative point per point invested), the percentage of remaining health points, their equipment and any Initiative bonuses given by equipment or edible items.

RESTRUCTURING SACRIER SPELLS FOR A MORE TACTICAL GAME

To increase the tactical aspect of PvP (player versus player) fights and also to stabilize the PvM (Player versus monster) side of the game, severalSacrier spells have been modified:

- The power of‘Punishment’ has been reduced.

- Bonuses no longer disappear after monsters have been eliminated.

- The scope of movement spells (Cooperation and Transposition) has been reduced.

IMPROVEMENTS TO THE EVOLUTION OF PETS

The number of creatures that some soul devouring pets need to eat has been reduced to help them evolve quicker. In addition, all pets now have a maximum of 10 health points.

All these changes aim to balance classes and combat to make DOFUS even more tactical while improving the existing game.

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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 350 people. The international success of the group’s MMORPG DOFUS, with more than 20 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

DOFUS

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 massively multiplayer online games (MMORPG) to follow and has already seduced 20 million players worldwide. For more information, visit the official site: www.dofus.com


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