Posted Wed, Sep 19, 2012 by Martuk
Wizard101 developer KingsIsle Entertainment is celebrating the 10th annual Talk Like a Pirate Day with new pre-order details and a target launch window for their latest creation, Pirate101. The game is scheduled to launch this October, but fans can pre-order one of the new bundle options now to lock in early access and get some extra booty.
The pre-launch bundles come in two flavors:
Gandry Bundle, available for $59.99 comes with a full one-year membership to Pirate101, one-week of early access and an exclusive in-game pet, the Scarakeet. The second, and more robust option, the Boochbeard Bundle, is priced at $89.99 and comes with all the perks of the Gandry Bundle along with automatic entry into the Pirate101 beta, the Castaway’s Cove pirate hideaway, a parrot mount, an exclusive Cat Pirate companion, the Dread Pirate’s Outfit, a “Ruby Slicer” sword and virtual items that will be awarded post-launch.
Visit the Pirate101 website to learn more.
Pirate101 Launch Set for October 2012
PLANO, TEXAS (September 19, 2012) – KingsIsle Entertainment announced today that it is now selling pre-launch bundles for the upcoming game Pirate101. The bundles will be available for a limited time.
"Over the last several weeks we’ve had hundreds of thousands of players sign-up for the Pirate101 closed Beta, but our plan has been that we only let a small subset of that number in,” said Fred Howard, vice president of Marketing at KingsIsle. “Today, we are offering players the chance to purchase pre-launch bundles that feature game access and virtual item options that will never be available for sale in the game again.”
Two pre-launch bundles are available for purchase immediately. Both bundles provide players with a full one-year membership to Pirate101. Additionally, both bundles grant a seven-day head start to access the live game when it launches in October 2012. As all closed Beta characters will be deleted prior to launch, this seven-day head start will give purchasers the chance to make meaningful progress on live characters prior to general game availability.
Boochbeard Bundle – $89.99 ($200.00 of membership and item value)
Gandry Bundle – $59.99 ($100.00 of membership and item value)
Pirate101 is an online world filled with adventure for the whole family. The game enables players to take the helm of their very own pirate ship and explore a grand story of intrigue and mystery. Pirate101 is currently in closed Beta testing and will launch in October 2012. More information is available at www.pirate101.com.
About KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.
KingsIsle Entertainment is a developer and publisher that specializes in creating high-quality massively multiplayer online games which provide entertainment for the entire family. Wizard101, KingsIsle’s first major property, received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Seal of Approval in 2009 and has been recognized by the National Parenting Publications Awards. Wizard101 was named Best MMO of 2010 by Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine, Best Family MMO of the Decade by Massively.com and the #1 Best Family Game of 2009 by MMORPG.com. The company’s experienced and creative team is raising the bar in online entertainment by offering products with rich storylines, friendly navigation, top-quality art and fully-voiced characters. KingsIsle is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has a development studio in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit www.kingsisle.com.
KingsIsle and Wizard101 are trademarks or registered trademarks of KingsIsle Entertainment Inc.