Square-Enix and Ankama Group are bringing the world of Dofus and Wakfu to XBLA with Islands of Wakfu. Islands of Wakfu is a dungeon crawler beat-em-up bullet hell co-op RPG. Sounds good to me!
The French PC developer, Ankama Group, has made a name for themselves with their light-hearted PC MMORPG, Dofus, which has amassed a respectable following of over 10 million players since 2004. Their follow-up, Wakfu, is a huge project spanning television, comics, collectible cards, PC, and now XBLA, and is set 1000 years after the events of Dofus. The PC game of Wakfu is a turn-based tactical RPG set in a persistent MMO world. Originally, it was that game that was headed to XBLA in late 2009 but got pulled back for retooling. Now, Islands of Wakfu is scheduled for the end of this month and features a completely different approach to gameplay.
I’ve got high hopes for this one mainly due to the unique combination of gameplay elements and focus on co-op multiplayer. The art style is something I’ve been drawn to since it was first announced in 2009 and the time taken to make the game shine on XBLA really looks to have paid off.
Islands of Wakfu is scheduled for release on March 30, 2011, and is exclusive to XBLA.
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