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Fantastic news, everyone! Our Beta journey is almost over. Today, Square Enix and Ankama confirm that WAKFU will launch worldwide on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

Published by Square Enix, Inc. and developed by Ankama, WAKFU is an all-new, tactical turn-based MMORPG that will be launching worldwide as a free download in February 29, 2012 and include with it a large amount of gameplay content to experience at no cost. In addition, an optional monthly subscription fee of $6.00 will give players access to premium content, and a microtransaction-based store will allow users to purchase cosmetic items

To ensure that we provide you with the best launch experience possible, we will be organizing a Stress Test Weekend starting tomorrow, for the North American server, NOX. Join us throughout the entire weekend as we host several interesting in-game events and win unique items!

Featuring an amazing anime art style, players can choose from 12 unique character classes and engage in rebuilding a world lost in chaos through strategic combat, crafting, and even national politics!

Thank all of you for your loyalty, and we hope that the release version will exceed your expectations and your wishes for WAKFU. See you soon in-game!

Announcement Trailer

Comments (91) Comment on the forum...
SnowHearts 28 January 2012 00:56
If anything, they could just reset all our characters, and let us keep the names..AT LEAST..
miriamw1 28 January 2012 00:56
Fix CP and outlaw system and I'll subscribe. Right now I have no reason to.
Khift 28 January 2012 00:57
Boice|2012-01-28 00:54:16Yeah I know it's cosmetic, but cash shops have always been an alternative to paying a subscription. Anyone remember when games used to give you access to everything when you paid a subscription? This just lets them charge you for things that should have been included in the subscription.
Blame WoW for showing the industry that people will pay for a $60 box, a $15 subscription and a $25 horse.

At least we don't have to buy a box and our subscription is only $6. Be thankful of that much.
Asriah 28 January 2012 01:14
People the Item Shop is cosmetic. Stop fretting over it. It'll have cute costumes and stat resets. No gambling boxes etc.
Khift 28 January 2012 01:52
Asriah|2012-01-28 01:14:39People the Item Shop is cosmetic. Stop fretting over it. It'll have cute costumes and stat resets. No gambling boxes etc.
It better not have stat resets grumble grumble grumble. There's nothing cosmetic about a skill reset. Nothing at all, not unless you try to argue that bigger numbers are purely cosmetic.
Asriah 28 January 2012 05:46
Khift, Resets wouldn't give you "bigger numbers". I think it's fair that players should be able to fix their characters after they've screwed them up. This isn't Diablo 2 where you can just get power leveled to 90 in 3 hours if you put a single skill point into the wrong place.

For the rest of you complaining about the 6 dollar subscription, It's the LEAST you can do to support a company developing a game you like to play.
Serenade-Omega - Member - 28 January 2012 05:47
What sort of "premium content" does one get when one pays? Is it access to levels past 50? Access to wearing items above level 40? A craft restriction? The ability to run for governer? A combination of these?
Or is it currently undecided?
More info, please happy
Khift 28 January 2012 07:51
Asriah|2012-01-28 05:46:27Khift, Resets wouldn't give you "bigger numbers". I think it's fair that players should be able to fix their characters after they've screwed them up. This isn't Diablo 2 where you can just get power leveled to 90 in 3 hours if you put a single skill point into the wrong place.
Oh people should definitely be able to fix their builds. I'm not against that. I'm against the company charging for it because no matter how you slice it it IS a powerful tool and it WOULD create a dichotomy where the people who buy resets regularly are more powerful than the people who don't.

If I am ever, for any reason, in a situation where I feel that I can go to the cash shop and pay cash money on top of my subscription to improve my character I will quit. And I know I'm not alone on that.

And of course there's the fact that Ankama has stated time and time again that this will be a cosmetic cash shop and there is absolutely nothing cosmetic about character respecs. So there'd be the whole "lying to us" angle of it as well.
coopkramer 28 January 2012 08:25
called it last day of feb
Iago92 28 January 2012 09:49
Well it is good to hear that the item shop is 100% cosmetic. That is how it should be.

But that still brings to the question what does the premium offer you? Higher levels? Better equipment?
Better stats? If it is any of those.

Then the balance is already shattered and it doesn't matter what the item shop may or may not have in the future.

Look at it this way.

Lets say for examples sake that the max HP for a non subscription member is 150 but if you are a subscription member then your max HP can be 250. Guess who is going to win in a fight? Unless the non subscription member gets crits on nearly every hit he is never going to win in his wildest dreams.

When they make a game like this that is heavily pvp oriented. Because of the nations and what not. This is just not acceptable.

And then the fact that it is a subscription is what ticks me off. I mean I would gladly pay 60$ for this game and then have a 100% cosmetic shop. But since it is a subscription it is going to be costing me a lot of money as time goes on. And I suspect this game to last at least 3 years.

So what is 6 X 36? That is 216$ just for 3 years of access to content just to even the playing field.