Leading Global MMORPG, DOFUS 2.0, Celebrates Record Launch

 Roubaix, France– December 17, 2009 --ANKAMA announces the wildly successful results of the recent DOFUS 2.0 launch, as the popular Flash MMORPG generated more than one million unique connections per day only a week after its official launch. Further supporting the success, DOFUS 2.0 has gathered over 200,000 players connected at the same time.

“We are thrilled to see how players have embraced DOFUS as it further reinforces our belief that this game continues to provide quality entertainment and an amazing experience,” said Cedric Gerard, International Marketing Manager at ANKAMA.“The launch of DOFUS 2.0 has been something we’ve greatly anticipated so we thank all our players for their ongoing support, and we humbly welcome new players to DOFUS.”

One of the top five online games in the world with a base of 25 million players, the new update– DOFUS 2.0 -- was officially released worldwide on December 2. DOFUS 2.0 engages players via the all-new additions including eye-popping manga-inspired visuals and performance upgrades. The game is supported by a new graphic engine based on ActionScript 3 and the latest Adobe Air technology, and the server and client code have been completely rewritten to offer a wealth of detail and an unparalleled gaming experience. DOFUS 2.0 features a free to play section, along with a varied subscription model which allows gamers the flexibility to play as they like.

ANKAMA continues its steady dedication of providing new and fun content as the company confirms it is in the process of developing‘Frigost, the ice continent’, the next content update for DOFUS 2.0, due to be released in 2010.

Currently, DOFUS 2.0 will only support new characters. Character migration from DOFUS to DOFUS 2.0 will be implemented shortly. ANKAMA will make future announcements on DOFUS 2.0 development updates.

Developed and published by ANKAMA, DOFUS 2.0 is available now at www.dofus.com.

The ANKAMA group

Founded in Roubaix, France in 2001 by Anthony Roux, Camille Chafer and Emmanuel Darras, ANKAMA is an independent digital creation group employing more than 400 people. Drawing on its success with the MMORPG DOFUS, which has more than 25 million players, ANKAMA positions itself across various markets: online gaming, publishing, animation, website design and creation, press, console games and services for mobile phones. ANKAMA is currently developing Wakfu, a cartoon/video game/trading card game/graphic novel cross-media project. 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 MMORPGs to follow and currently boasts 25 million players worldwide. For more information, visit the official website: www.dofus.com.

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For DOFUS 2.0 assets:

Link to character artwork pack:

http://files.ankama.com/weblinks/?id=3def184ad8f4755ff269862ea77393dd&filename=dofus_all_characters_web.zip

Link to world screenshot pack:

http://files.ankama.com/weblinks/?id=c8ffe9a587b126f152ed3d89a146b445&filename=2009_11_09_DOFUS_screens_EN.zip

Link to combat screenshot pack :

http://files.ankama.com/weblinks/?id=0e01938fc48a2cfb5f2217fbfb00722d&filename=DOFUS2.0_fighting_screens.zip

Link to new DOFUS 2.0 trailer: http://files.ankama.com/weblinks/?id=eda80a3d5b344bc40f3bc04f65b7a357&filename=Trailer%20Dofus%202%20FINAL.mp4

Link to new web site presentation :

http://www.dofus.com/en/mmorpg-dofus-free-play

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Press Contact:

Jeane Wong | Scott Fry

ONE PR Studio (for North America inquiries)

jeane@oneprstudio.com scott@oneprstudio.com

Cedric Gerard

International Marketing Manager, Ankama

cgerard@ankama.com

2009© ANKAMA– Press: http://press.ankama.com

 


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