April 13, 2009
Powerful New Spells and Training
Among New Features Live in
Wizard101 Online Game
Online entertainment company
KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc. today announced a Wizard101® (www.wizard101.com)
game update with features that include powerful new spells, a Training Points
Buyback system, and a Quest Helper.
Wizard101 is a mainstream massively multiplayer online (MMO) game that has
attracted well over one million players. The new features now live in the 3D
virtual world include:
New High Level Spells
For level 48+ players, a new spell
card for each of the seven schools of magic is available through a quest, with a
special surprise for those that succeed. See your professors to get started!
Training Point Flexibility
See Mr. Lincoln in Golem Court for
buying back your training points with Crowns (Wizard101’s micro transaction
currency). With this new feature, Wizards may buy back the training points they
used and spend them on different spell cards.
Stuck on a quest? No more! Find help
by going to your Quest Journal and highlighting the desired quest. The yellow
arrow on your screen will guide you to your quest.
Player vs. Player Rewards
PvP Master Diego has new rewards,
including a new pet, for those that excel in the Player vs. Player Arena.
The Friends Panel now allows you to
identify best friends and family members with a star in the Friends List. Click
on a star next to a player name to select (favorite) or un-select (not favorite)
other players. Best friends will rise to the top of the list alphabetically and
appear in light purple.
Wizard101 was designed with the
safety of young players in mind. The game contains no blood, and characters
don’t die if they are defeated in a duel of spells-they simply go to a safe area
in the game to regain health. The game was awarded a 2008 Parent Tested Parent
Approved Media Seal of Approval. Wizard101 is rated E10+ by the ESRB. Anybody
with a Windows based PC can play the Free-to-Play areas of the game for as long
as they like. KingsIsle lets players choose subscription or microtransaction
methods for advanced content. Family plan subscriptions are $6.95 per month and
general subscriptions are $9.95. Micropayment zones give permanent access to
particular streets or areas within the game for as little as a $1.