In honor of President's Day, Square Enix has revealed some information and screenshots surrounding Wakfu's political system, which allows players to run for governor of their nation. Check out the details after the jump and the images in our gallery.
Wakfu is currently in closed beta and is scheduled to launch in spring 2011. For more details, head over to the game's North American site.
In WAKFU, players not only elect to become a citizen of one of the three nations – but can choose to run for Governor of their nation! The nations of WAFKU are watched over by select NPCs, Clan Members, who have been granted special powers by the ancient gods. At any given time, they have instant access to privileged information on the status of their zone, from the weather forecast to the number of pesky critters roaming the land. Working closely with elected Governors, Clan Members oversee the wellbeing of your nation.
Players can declare their candidacy for election, gather votes in an effort to become Governor, and take on the challenges and triumphs of governance for a two week period. Once elected, working on vital information fed to them by their Clan Member, the Governor will be able to regulate laws and sales taxes in his territory.
But it’s not all inaugural bills and tax decisions; while Nations might cooperate and enjoy friendly relations, they can also choose to declare war and attempt to capture another Nation’s territories – so elect your Governor with care!
Just as in the USA, politics has a huge influence on the world of WAKFU and its gameplay; leaders have an important job, and specific power to wield. Will you run for Governor? Will you defend your homeland from invaders? Will you choose to live peacefully? Will you do nothing at all? The choices are all yours to make in WAKFU.