Wakfu, sequel to colossal isometric MMO belle Dofus, launches February 2012, Eurogamer can reveal.
Wakfu will be free-to-play, with the option to unlock the entire world via a £5 a month subscription. A micro-transaction store will stock cosmetic-only items.
Like Dofus, Wakfu will run on a wide range of computers. It's powered by Java and supports Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.
Sequel to huge F2P MMO Dofus.
Wakfu, the ambitious new MMO from the studio behind cartoony hit Dofus, is now in open beta, developer Ankama Games has announced.
It's free to play, providing you've signed up for an Ankama account, with the client now available for download from the developer's website.
The open beta lets you do the following:
It's an almost stereotypically gorgeous springtime Saturday in Paris, breezy and bright, and the bistros near the Porte de Versailles are spilling lunching locals and tourists all over the street. But the kids arriving by the tram-load, confused mothers in tow, aren't here to eat crepes, promenade or play football. They're filing into the angular, modernist and cavernously huge Paris Expo hall - familiar to your correspondent from Blizzard's gigantic Worldwide Invitational event in 2008 - to pay pilgrimage to the biggest game you've never heard of: Dofus.
Attractive turn-based cartoon MMO Dofus has a whopping 30 million "registered players".
Ankama Games, the French studio which created the remarkably successful and weird strategy-MMO Dofus, is working on its first console game for Xbox Live Arcade.
Dofus sequel gets closer and closer.
Eurogamer MMO has 500 more keys to the closed beta test of Wakfu, Ankama Games' follow-up to its sleeper hit, Dofus.
Head over to the giveaway page to grab one, and be quick about it: the Wakfu keys we gave away last month were snapped up in a flash.
Wakfu is, like Dofus, a Java-based massively multiplayer RPG with turn-based tactical combat and beautiful, isometric, manga-style graphics.
Ankama Games has a reputation for being quietly effective. So much so that there's something almost virus-like about the way the French developer has insinuated itself into the online gaming world. But no-one's coughing up blood and dropping dead in the streets - coming down with a case of the Ankamas is far more likely to see you spending precious hours clicking away at whimsical and lavishly-illustrated browser-based MMOs that prove enduringly hard to turn off.
Ankama Games has announced that more than 100,000 of you have logged in to the dedicated UK version of Dofus in just one month.
Ankama Games believes gamers are tired of being unable to affect change and evolve the environments they play in - something it hopes to change in its freshly unveiled title, Wakfu.