Square Enix and Ankama have announced that their much-anticipated tactical MMORPG, Wakfu, will be launching in February of 2012.
Wakfu is currently in beta testing and will launch as a free to play title next year. The model will be familiar to anyone who has previously played free to play games. For absolutely no cost, players can enjoy a ton of content in Wakfu with continual content updates, but if you want to get the most out of the game, players will be able to subscribe for a Premium account.
Premium accounts will run you just $6 per month and will give you access to premium content unavailable to regular players. Additionally, Wakfu will feature a microtransaction based shop for cosmetic items.
“WAKFU’s deep political and combat system combined with an ever-changing ecosystem delivers an exceptional MMORPG unlike any other product in its category,” said Mona Hamilton, vice president of marketing for Square Enix. “The team at Ankama created a unique, fun and entertaining online game and we believe a monthly subscription fee and online store makes for a rewarding experience all players can enjoy.”
With up to 14 distinct, completely customizable character classes to select from and a variety of missions and turn-based combat to engage in, WAKFU takes place in a vibrant and immersive anime art style world where players’ choices are paramount and actions directly impact a continuously evolving ecosystem. Featuring a rich political system, players can defend their nation against enemy attacks, conquer new territories, vote, elect government officials and even run for governor!
For more on Wakfu, be sure to check out http://www.wakfu.com/!