Islands of WAKFU Coming to XBLA

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
The "adventure, action and fighting game" Islands of WAKFU will soon be arriving on XBLA.

The end of the world is nigh and we join the last Eliatrope and her dragon brother as they set off on a desperate quest. Together, they must find the legendary Islands of Wakfu and survive the danger threatening their world.
Featuring both single-player and local co-op mode, the two playable characters of this game will have to interact to survive. Nora is an Eliatrope who can teleport, and Efrim, her dragon brother, can fly and fire balls of Wakfu at enemies. The type of gameplay will switch between adventure and combat depending on which character you choose. Players can master “Dimensional Arts” such as teleportation and shooting. Beginners are advised to stick to the Goddess mode, whereas more experienced players may prefer to try the Initiate mode.

Features:

• Extraordinary depth for a downloadable game, with 14 levels to discover
• A hybrid between a beat ‘em up, a shoot ‘em up and an adventure game
• Immersion into a rich, mythological world
• 2 playable characters who complement each other with their skills
• An impressive, original co-op mode
• A dynamic, never-seen-before fighting style
• 2 difficulty modes, including a Goddess mode which makes the game accessible for everyone
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The story takes place 10,000 years before that of Dofus. Dofus is set in 'The World of Twelve', named after the twelve gods which inhabit it.

In the province of Amakna, dragon eggs called Dofus have just disappeared and with them the quiet daily life that the population used to live. While strange phenomena keep on arising in the forests of the eternal province, hundreds of adventurers go off in search of these eggs with magic powers.
The reason why this is relevant is because of the one thing that marks this game out from all of the rest. The game will come with the usual twelve achievements, but these can be used to unlock twelve exclusive items to use in the DOFUS MMORPG on PC. Later on, these achievements will also unlock items in the WAKFU MMO, which is currently in beta stage. This is the first time that a link like this has ever been made between an XBLA game and a PC MMORPG.

Islands of WAKFU will be released on March 30th, 2011 and will cost 1200 MSP.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.