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Wizard101 Launches Wysteria Update

Posted Mon, Aug 22, 2011 by Martuk

Last week gamescom showered us with gaming news, but KingsIsle Entertainment also had a little magical content summoned from the abyss with the Wysteria update for Wizard101. In a recent press release detailing the update, Wizard101 has received three new zones with Pigswick Academy of Magic, Pegasus Palace and Tanglewood Way.

Players will also find new quests, pets, equipment and a new level 60 gauntlet: The Tower of the Helephant. And if you’re into collecting, there’s even a new collectable booster pack that offers a chance at epic loot, including a chance at five ultra-rare Fortune Wyvern mounts with The Wyvern’s Hoard pack.

Check out the official website and press release below for more update notes and details.


WIZARD101 LAUNCHES WYSTERIA UPDATE

PLANO, TEXAS (August 19, 2011) – KingsIsle Entertainment, creators of the award-winning online game Wizard101, today announced that its newest content addition, the land of Wysteria, is now available across all U.S. servers. 

The update features three new zones for Wizards to explore, including a city and two adventure zones for mid-level characters. Wysteria is the home of a rival magical school, Pigswick Academy, and hosts a magical tournament that attracts contenders from across the Spiral. New content in Wysteria includes:

·         New zones: The Pigswick Academy of Magic and two adventuring streets - Pegasus Place and Tanglewood Way.
·         New creatures to encounter and vanquish: Goblins, Hobgoblins, Green Men and Rabbit Guards.
·         Dozens of new quests.
·         Powerful new equipment, plants, pets and mounts.  
·         A new collectable booster pack, “The Wyvern’s Hoard,” which offers a chance at epic loot, including one of five ultra-rare “Fortune Wyvern” mounts.
·         For mighty Wizards, a brand new level 60 epic gauntlet to conquer: The Tower of the Helephant

"We are constantly adding new and different experiences to the Wizard101 universe and our design team had a lot of fun working on Wysteria,” said Fred Howard, vice president of Marketing at KingsIsle Entertainment. "When players look back at 2011, I am confident they will be thrilled with all that was added, whether it's an expansive new world and level cap increase for our veteran players or a custom-crafted adventure for those who are just beginning their journey in the Spiral.”

The new Wysteria zones are available to purchase individually for 1,000 Crowns each.  As always, current Wizard101 members will gain access to the new areas immediately. The complete set of update notes for Wysteria can be found at www.wizard101.com/game/update-notes/august2011.

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 flagship 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.

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