Wakfu is an anime-styled MMORPG from Ankama Games set 1,000 years after the era of the game's predecessor, Dofus, at a time when Ogrest’s Chaos has brought the World of Twelve to ruins. Players create heroes full of hope to cure the world, and hopefully master Wakfu, the primordial energy of the universe. Wakfu is a tactical RPG, with a job system and creatures to fight, and with an emphasis on an open, player-driven world, lending a sandbox feel to the game. The game's entire economy is player-controlled, and there are skills to raise and semi-random challenges that pop up for players to take on after certain conditions are met.
Ankama and gumi, Inc. have announced that it will be releasing a mobile RPG based on the popular Wakfu MMO. Called "Wakfu Raiders", the game will be released for both iOS and Android devices later this year.
Our own Beau Hindman will be hosting a special live stream event with the Wakfu team to journey through the game world. You can check out all the action and grab a chance a special give away at 3:00 pm Eastern / noon Pacific today, Friday, May 15th.
Wakfu players will want to check out the Isle of Kelba thanks to today's deployment of the first half of a two-part update to renew the area's graphics. The overhaul more closely aligns the island with the Wakfu anime series on Netflix.
Wakfu is now officially part of the US Steam family of PC titles as of today, Friday, September 19th. Players that previously had a desktop copy of the game will find updated graphics and a new subscription free experience.
Ankama has sent word that Wakfu's Steam version will officially kick off on September 18th. Current beta players will not see characters or progress wiped prior to the launch and will be able to continue their adventures afterward. To celebrate the big announcement, potential players can head to the Wakfu Steam page to try at a chance for a limited number of closed beta keys to get started that much earlier.
Ankama has announced that the open beta for Wakfu will begin today, Thursday, August 14th. The open beta will last for several weeks with the free to play transition and official release date scheduled for later in August. Players are invited to head to Wakfu's site to get started.
Ankama has announced that the closed beta for the Steam version of Wakfu has kicked off effective today, Thursday, July 30th. Players taking part in the closed beta will receive a special reward when the game goes into live retail Steam service later this year.
Ankama has announced the arrival of petsmounts in Wakfu. Petsmounts are as customizable as pets and can be given an inventory and the ability for players to apply costumes to them. Players will gain access to a "Dragoturkey" via a quest, with others becoming available via the in-game shop.
The Wakfu site has been updated with a blog of interest to crafters. According to the post, the development team has been planning to "dust up" the crafting system in the game and has a number of concept thoughts to bring that to fruition in the near future. One of the most significant changes will see players become "entrepreneurs" and gain control over materials, tools, workers, contracts, and more.
Ankama has announced that it has launched a Kickstarter program to bring a translated English language version of the Wakfu animated series to life. The original French version of the series launched in 2008 and has run for fifty-two episodes, with another three specials currently in production.