Ankama unveils its advance subscription deals for WAKFU as well as details of its freemium business model

Roubaix , France – 2nd February 2012 – Ankama has announced its advance subscription deals for the online game WAKFU, including exclusive gifts and reduced prices. The studio has also released details of the different in-game functions available to subscribers and non-subscribers.

In preparation for the release of their online game, WAKFU, on the 29 thFebruary, Ankama has chosen a freemium business model which combines the free-to-play model with the subscription model. The free version of the game will include full access to Incarnam and the Island of Astrub (the game’s two starting zones), as well as the opportunity to explore the rest of the world in its entirety. To read more about the differences between the free version and the paid version, please visit the official website http://www.wakfu.com/en/mmorpg/discovery/why-subscribe-to-wakfu.

Advance subscriptions to the game will be available at a reduced price until the 28 thFebruary and will begin automatically on the 29 thFebruary.

Each of the three deals includes:

- A pet

- A Candy token (that temporarily boosts a characteristic)

- Several pieces of equipment selected at random from 5 elemental sets (Fire, Air, Earth, Water and Multi-elemental)

- Exclusive elements of the “WAKFU Pioneer” pack (title, set, flag, emote)

For full details of the three deals (€15/$15/£12.5 for 3 months, €28/$28/£24 for 6 months, and €52/$52/£45 for 1 year), please consult the following page: https://secure.wakfu.com/en/subscription-section

Don’t forget – the regular price of a one-month subscription is € 6/$6/£5. Aesthetic items (items which do not grant an in-game bonus) will also be available to purchase once the game has been released.

In addition, Ankama announced that pets can also be obtained as a reward from the achievements or as a rare drop. Each pet brings a bonus to its player, which is determined by the pet itself, its level, and the type of food that players feed. All pets can be customized and the way players take care of it will influence its health. Further information can be found here http://www.wakfu.com/en/mmorpg/community/news/284318-pets-way-into-world-wakfu.

WAKFU is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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

For further assets, including the Dev Diary videos, the animated trailer, the logo as well as official artwork and information about the game, 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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