Ankama reveals an extensive new quest for its new online game WAKFU

Roubaix , France – February 13, 2012 – Ankama announces details about the game’s main quest: conquer Ogrest. This ogre is responsible for the flood that destroyed the World of Twelve.

Overcoming Ogrest and restoring balance to the world: WAKFU’s main quest

Very early in the game, after playing through the tutorial area (Incarnam), players can meet the terrifying Ogrest, who has been sitting at the top of Mount Zinit crying his heart out ever since his girlfriend left him. His tears, which are magnified by the 6 magical Dofus eggs in his possession, are what caused the great deluge. And now, in the Wakfu Era, Ogrest continues to create chaos and disrupt the ecosystem. Players will have to try to incapacitate this ogre so that the World of Twelve can be rebuilt.

Mount Zinit, a new gaming experience in the WAKFU MMORPG

Mount Zinit, the game’s main quest, offers a completely new gaming experience. Alone or in groups, players will be able to progress gradually through the quest’s storyline. While climbing Mount Zinit, the player will discover quests, monsters, bosses, and unique areas – all filled with danger and adventure.

Players will have free access to the first chapter of Mount Zinit when the new patch is live on 15th February, 2012.

Mount Zinit, which is a key element in the story of WAKFU and its transmedia universe, can be seen at the end of the first season of the WAKFU animated series and also in the Xbox Live Arcade game Islands of Wakfu.

Ogrest’s Chaos regularly disrupts the territories of the world

So long as Ogrest is up on Mount Zinit, Chaos will descend regularly on the world’s territories, disrupting the ecosystem and destroying various interactive elements (such as workshops). When Ogrest’s Chaos hits, every nation will suffer at the same time (one randomly-selected territory in each nation will be affected). Each time these Chaos events take place, a community challenge will be triggered, asking players to unite in order to end the disaster by fighting against the Chaos plants and monsters. The latter can attack resources or monster seeds in the area, and when players defeat them, they will receive experience and may even drop exclusive items. Once the challenge has been completed, the Chaos will stop wreaking havoc, but a certain amount of damage will have been done. Then, it will be up to the citizens to band together and supply the resources needed to restore the damaged areas. This collaborative response to disaster helps to reinforce the community aspect of the game.

More information about Ogrest’s Chaos can be found on the official dev blog: www.wakfu.com/en

The game is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

The game client can be downloaded here: www.wakfu.com/en/mmorpg/download

For further information and assets, please visit http://ankama.icomedia.eu.
About ANKAMA Group

ANKAMA is an independent group which produces digital creations for the entertainment industry: online games, publishing, animation, press, music, merchandise, toys and video games for next generation consoles and mobile phones. Following the international success of online game DOFUS, the first pillar of the universe known as the Krosmoz, ANKAMA is now developing WAKFU, a transmedia project in the form of an animated series, video games, a card game and comics. ANKAMA also supports artists, helping them bring their own worlds to life through screenplays, TV programmes, music albums or comic books.

WAKFU

WAKFU is a transmedia project comprising an animated series, video games, a card game and comics. The setting is the Wakfu Era, 1,000 years after the start of the Dofus Age. The series (which has already gained 1 million viewers) and the online games offer multiple ways for fans to experience the evolution of this world created by Ankama. Following on from its predecessor DOFUS, WAKFU transports players into a world filled with magic and humour. For more information, please visit the official WAKFU site ( www.WAKFU.com).

 


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