Massive update makes it a DOFUS 2.0

by: Chad -
Does anyone else find it hard to believe that DOFUS boasts over 25 million players?  I have never even heard of this game before but there is a first time for everything.  The fact that the game is half video game and half interactive cartoon must be part of the appeal.  There are free-to-play options as well as varying subscription levels.

ANKAMA has completely rewritten the graphics engine, server and client code which leads them to call the game DOFUS 2.0.  Now for the bad news: at launch, DOFUS 2.0 will only support new characters.  ANKAMA is offering an incentive in the game with double XP and double the drop rate until December 16.  Otherwise, you'll have to wait until they bring character migration in the near future.

Check out the video below, some new screens released, and head over to the web site for even more!


ANKAMA Announces Highly Anticipated Launch of DOFUS 2.0

Global Phenomenon MMORPG Title Receives Game-Changing Update that Enhances Graphics, Features and Performance

Roubaix, France – December 2, 2009 – ANKAMA is pleased to announce today that DOFUS 2.0, a game-changing update to the popular tactical MMORPG, has been officially launched worldwide. DOFUS is one of the top five online games in the world with an amazing base of 25 million players, and is translated in seven different languages throughout the world.

DOFUS 2.0 delivers a unique gaming and entertainment experience for newcomers. Filled with eye-popping manga-inspired visuals and performance upgrades, the launch of 2.0 revolutionizes the DOFUS experience. The graphic engine, server and client code have been completely rewritten to offer a wealth of detail and an unparalleled gaming experience.

“DOFUS 2.0 marks a very significant time for us as it is truly the most important update the game has ever seen, allowing us to deliver a whole new experience for players,” said Cedric Gerard, International Marketing Manager at ANKAMA. “It brings a wealth of enhancements to a vibrant world that millions of players have made a remarkable online community over the past four years, so we’re incredibly pleased and look forward to DOFUS 2.0s reception amongst gamers.”

DOFUS stands apart in the crowded MMORPG field as half video game and half interactive cartoon, delivering an engaging concept in online gaming unlike anything on the market. Its beautiful manga-inspired graphics, robust tactical and turn-based gameplay and one-of-a-kind offbeat humor helps to further set it apart from other MMORPGs. Players can choose sides in an epic war and battle to conquer new territories, as well as choose from 12 unique character classes and participate in robust community-driven crafting systems, economies, guilds and alliances.

Set in a magical fantasy world, Amakna, where adventurers set off to recover the six missing Dofus’ – magical Dragon’s eggs – with hidden, mysterious powers that captivate any who behold them. Along the way players will experience a beautiful online world and meet others – friends and foes – who will help enhance and affect their gameplay status.

DOFUS 2.0 is set to engage new players via the all-new additions, as well as the critically-acclaimed, turn-based combat, compelling story, whimsical humour and community-driven economies and adventure. The game features a free to play section, along with a varied subscription model which allows gamers the flexibility to play as they like.

Developed and published by ANKAMA, DOFUS 2.0 is available now at www.dofus.com.

At launch, DOFUS 2.0 will only support new characters. To celebrate the launch milestone, ANKAMA is offering a special incentive by offering double XP and double drop rate from December 2 through December 16, 2009. Character migration from DOFUS to DOFUS 2.0 will be implemented shortly. ANKAMA will make future announcements on DOFUS 2.0 development updates.

The ANKAMA groupFounded in Roubaix, France in 2001 by Anthony Roux, Camille Chafer and Emmanuel Darras, ANKAMA is an independent digital creation group employing more than 400 people. Drawing on its success with the MMORPG DOFUS, which has more than 25 million players, ANKAMA positions itself across various markets: online gaming, publishing, animation, website design and creation, press, console games and services for mobile phones. ANKAMA is currently developing Wakfu, a cartoon/video game/trading card game/graphic novel cross-media project. For more information, visit our official website: www.ankama-group.com.

DOFUS
Treading a lush path between video game and animated cartoon, DOFUS brings a whole new dimension to online Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games. With its manga-inspired graphics, gripping tactical game play and wild humour, DOFUS has created a unique style of its own for other MMORPGs to follow and currently boasts 25 million players worldwide. For more information, visit the official website: www.dofus.com.
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