The Rogues: the 13th class in the DOFUS/Wakfu universe is coming out from the shadows!

Roubaix, France– 15th December 2010– Following the announcement of the imminent arrival of the two new character classes, every day Ankama is releasing a little bit more information about the Rogues, these new characters that will soon be taking over its video games, animated series and comics for a large-scale transmedia project.

 

The  Rogues, represented by Remington Smisse, an agile, clever and charming bandit, will be letting you get a better look at them. They will appear in a comic, available online from the 15 th December, before becoming one of the playable classes in the online DOFUS games (in April 2011), Dofus-Arena and Wakfu (when the game is officially released). Remington will even appear in the 2 nd season of the Wakfu animated series.

 

For players who want to be the first to try out this class, you’ll have to get your hands on the Rogue pack, which contains a one month subscription to DOFUS and the first of the Wakfu Comics, Remington, in digital format. This pack gives you exclusive in-game access to this new character class from the 15 th December, only in DOFUS. This pack will be priced at£5.49 or $8.90.

For DOFUS Premium members (those who got the Premium card in the Dofus 2.0 collector’s box set), there will be a second opportunity to get a preview of the Rogues. They’ll be able to play the new class from the 18 th January!

Every day, between now and the 15 th December, a new spell or image of the Rogues will be unveiled on the official websites of the games concerned, on the pages dedicated to this class, such as http://www.dofus.com/en/new-arrivals/rogues.

Background:

Champions as much as they are felons, the Rogues associate i ntelligence with cunning. Masters in the art of DIY, they use and abuse tools and gadgets to carry out their schemes. At the heart of all this malice, only one thing has any worth in their eyes: family values.

Gameplay:

The Rogue game is centred around bombs, which the character can place in combat, then explode at his will by using his“Detonator”. A rogue will, in fact, have several types of bombs with various powers, which he can place in different patterns before he blows them up, ensuring he does as much damage as possible to his enemies. Coupled with the ability to move bombs and protect his allies, the Rogue will prove himself to be a character with particularly destructive powers, as long as he’s able to correctly combine tactics and foresight.

He can do a lot of damage with his spells over large areas. Thanks to these skills, the Rogue is able to handle himself well in most situations, either alone or as part of a team, by choosing, turn by turn, to set off his explosions regularly or to save up all his bombs for increased damages. The Rogues’ weak point lies in their necessity to keep their enemies within the zone of affect of their bombs: if they go out of it, they’re out of danger.

Players will be able to test the two new classes in DOFUS, Dofus-Arena and Wakfu at the Ankama Convention #6, which will celebrate 10 years of Ankama. This event will take place on the 5 th and 6 th March 2011 at the Grand Palais in Lille, before the official release of the classes.

More information will soon be available about the 14 th playable class, the Masqueraiders.

 

Calendar:

- 15 th December 2010: Release of the Rogue pack, containing a one month subscription and the first Remington comic in digital format with a free key, which will enable you to exclusively discover the Rogue class in the DOFUS game straight away.

-18 th January 2011: Launch of the closed beta of the Rogue class in DOFUS for the DOFUS Premium members.

-February 2011: Release of the Masqueraiders pack, containing a one month subscription and the first Maskemane comic in digital format with a free key, which will enable you to exclusively discover the Masqueraider class in the DOFUS game straight away.

-5 th and 6 th March 2011: Discover the two new classes in DOFUS, Dofus-Arena and Wakfu at the special“Rogues and Masqueraiders” Ankama Convention #6. The other Ankama games will have exclusive dungeons dedicated to this theme.

-15 th March 2011: Release of the closed beta of the Masqueraider class in DOFUS for DOFUS Premium members.

-April 2011: release of the Rogue and Masqueraider class in DOFUS

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

Florence Di Ruocco

Press Officer

fdiruocco@ankama.com


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