Wizard101 has always been known for its wide variety of pets and mounts. Today marks the introduction of a new pet at the local vendor: The Pet Rock. The KingsIsle team has posted a handy care guide for The Pet Rock including care & feeding, training, sleep and health.
KingsIsle has announced that a new Wizard101 world is in development. Called 'Wintertusk', the new zone will continue the storyline started in the Grizzelheim game world. Along with the new world, devs are promising new spells, new level 58 pets, quests and more.
The Wizard101 team has revealed the latest game update that includes new housing based on the undersea world of Celestia, gardening system improvements and other world updates. The housing includes two new castles, one an island getaway and the other a Celestial observatory.
KingsIsle has released new information about 2010 and the impressive numbers racked up during the year for Wizard101. Not only has the year seen the game win several important awards, the numbers of players has risen to fifteen million in the U.S. alone.
J. Todd Coleman, director of Wizard101, addresses some player concerns with regards to changes implemented in their chat system that left a significant amount of their players dissatisfied.
Last week, NASA published a new image taken with the Hubble Telescope of a mysterious object in deep space. After viewing the photo, Wizard101 developers and the Spiral Geographic Society began their own research and have taken a new photo of the same area. It appears that the mysterious object may in fact be a Humongfrog creature.
The latest edition of the Wizard101 Producer's Letter has been posted by Leah "Professor Falmea" Ruben. In it, Ruben takes a look at the year that was and gives a small peek at the future. Ruben also reveals the results of the 'Favorite Update' poll that devs ran with the community.
The KingsIsle team and Gameforge have announced that the beta phase of Wizard101 has launched in the United Kingdom! Players interested in signing on for the beta need to visit the game's official UK site. Gameforge and KingsIsle have plans to localize Wizard101 specifically for the European market.
KingsIsle and the Wizard101 team have announced that the new gardening system is now in place on all live servers. In addition, a new plant, The Giving Tree, has been added to the Crown Shop with an altruistic feature. For each sale, KingsIsle will donate the net proceeds, evenly divided, to two Texas organizations devoted to helping children: the Austin Children's Shelter located in Austin, Texas, and Children's Medical Center at Legacy, a pediatric hospital located in Plano, Texas.
In a recent conversation with KingsIsle's Fred Howard, MMORPG.com News Editor Suzie Ford had the opportunity to learn about the brand new Gardening system that is now live on the public test server. Gardening will doubtless arrive on live servers during the holiday season 2010. Howard and the KingsIsle team revealed a lot of exciting new information so be sure to check out the article and comment below.
Wizard101 players now have the chance to play their favorite mini-games on the Net with the chance to win in-game swag, game codes and gold just for doing so. The site, KIFreeGames.com, has officially launched with mini games Dueling Diego, Sorcery Stones and Doodle Dug. Fans can also download mobile ringtones, coloring pages for the kids and desktop backgrounds. There's even a link to a Wizard Blox game for iOS devices.
KingsIsle has announced that the Epic Bundle Game Cards have shipped to GameStop stores around North America. These new prepaid game cards are $39.00 but offer players a host of in-game premium items and gives players a month of free game time or 5,000 Crowns.
According to a short and sweet post on the official Wizard101 expansion page, players are being encouraged to head to the public test realm to try out Celestia in the next 24 hours. According to the post, "if all goes well", the expansion may finally arrive on all servers as early as Wednesday, October 27th.
MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh recently had the opportunity to catch up with Wizard101 developers from KingsIsle Studios. After speaking with KingsIsle personnel, Carolyn has a terrific look at what's been happening in Wizard101 since its debut in 2008. Find out what's new and let us know what you think on our forums.