WAKFU and DOFUS Get New Character Class

WAKFU and DOFUS both have a new playable class! The Eliotropes, which are linked to Yugo (the hero of the anime TV series WAKFU), will bring a fresh new transmedia background story linking both universes and innovative gameplay based on teleportation.


WAKFU Steam Beta Key Giveaway

UPDATE: The closed beta will run until September 18th, giving you two extra days!

WAKFU is now in Closed Beta on Steam, and you can jump into testing with our Closed Beta Key Giveaway! The best part: Beta progress won't be wiped for launch! You'll keep all your progress & items from the Beta. Here's how to get your key:

WAKFU Steam Beta Key Giveaway (All Gone!)

All the codes have been claimed, enjoy!

WAKFU is now in closed beta on Steam and you can jump into testing with our Closed Beta Key Giveaway! Here's how to get yours:

WAKFU Steam Closed Beta Key Giveaway

All codes have been claimed!

WAKFU is now in closed beta on Steam and you can jump into testing with our Closed Beta Key Giveaway! Here's how to get yours:

Wakfu Developer Diary Talks Location

WAKFU, the just-released anime-styled MMO by french developers Ankama, has launched its fourth developer diary. This one primarily dealing with the four divided nations, how they came to be, and how this impacts the player over the course of their time. 

They've taken consideration with this new entry to their long-running continuity of WAKFU, especially since 1,000 years have passed since the last game, Dofus. Ogrest, who had collected the six dofus eggs, accidentally destroyed much of the world, flooding it, so only islands remain, and the nations upon them. Each nation, with seven territories per, has its own attribute - farmland, lumber, mining, and fishing - and it's up to the player to govern them.

They also go into detail about the Headquarters, the safe zone of the nation which MMO veterans will recognize as the normal 'newbie zone.' In case there were concerns, they also address the fact that there are also additional islands with uncharted terrain that can be overtaken by the player, for their nation, resulting in a power struggle over the resources each one needs. 

If this sounds like your kind of game, head over to the Wakfu Website to register!

WAKFU Launches With Special Offers

The last beta day for WAKFU is over and that means you can begin to take advantage of all the WAKFU launch offers. By subscribing now players can enjoy a complete and limitless gaming experience that offers:

  • Battles against high-level monsters.
  • Filling your pouch by minting as many of your very own kamas as you like.
  • Take part in colossal PvP battles at times of war between Nations.
  • Practice the 16 professions available in game and learn how to make all the rarest equipment.
  • Vote in the elections for Governor, or even run for office.
  • Climb to the top of Mount Zinit and try your hand at overthrowing Ogrest!

There are plenty of differences between subscribers and non-subscribers, so be sure to check out the "Why Subscribe to WAKFU" page for more details!

Wakfu celebrates the Leap Year with a release date

Since February 29th doesn't come by every year, Ankama and Square Enix want to celebrate it in style! In order to herald this rare event, SE and Ankama have announced that Wakfu will be officially released worldwide on Wednesday February 29th, 2012.

For North American players, Square Enix is organizing a stress test weekend starting tomorrow on the North American server, Nox. If you hop on during this weekend to check out Wakfu's open beta, you can join in on several in-game events to win items! Aw yeah!

Wakfu Patch Adds Pandawa and Rogue Classes

Square Enix and Ankama have released a new Wakfu patch that adds the new Pandawa and Rogue classes to the game, as well as the nation of Brakmar. You can browse through all of the new features in the patch notes.

Wakfu is currently in closed beta. If you're interested in checking it out, head over to the site and register for a shot at a beta key.

Wargaming.net Sponsors European Games Award

Wargaming.net, the developer behind World of Tanks and the upcoming World of Warplanes, has announced that it is the official headline sponsor of this year’s European Games Award. The EGA is the first award exclusively for European video and computer game developers, which lets professionals and gamers from all over Europe participate in the voting for the best games.

Want to know which games are up for awards this year? Head over to the EGA categories page for the full list. Here are the titles that are in the running for best online game:

  • Wakfu
  • Stronghold Kingdoms
  • EVE Online: Incursion
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
  • Magicka
  • Minecraft Beta
  • Black Prophecy
  • Runes of Magic
  • World of Tanks

The European Games Award ceremony will be held on August 13 on the event ship Pure Liner 1, moored on the Rhine river in Cologne.

Square Enix Plans to Announce New MMO

According to a translation by Adriasang, Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada hinted during a May 13 earnings briefing that the company plans to announce a new large scale MMO during this fiscal year, which runs through the end of March 2012.

Wada stated that Square Enix plans to operate two to three MMOs simultaneously. Wada commented on the problems plaguing Final Fantasy XIV, noting that "they're at the point where they can see the target." Square Enix operates both Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV, and it's also worth mentioning that it's the publisher of Wakfu, which is currently in closed beta in North America.

You can discuss Square Enix's mystery MMO in both our Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV forums.