Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wizard101 Fall Update Hints


A fall update has been confirmed several times by Gary Smith, Senior Software Engineer for Wizard101. While we still don't know when this update will happen, we've got some hints over the last few weeks of things that might very well be included in this upcoming content.

New Dances, Mini Games, Houses and Music Scrolls
Two new dancing emotes have been revealed on Twitter: first, the Raven Dance and, more recently, the OppaWizardStyle. These are not confirmed to be in the fall update, but it is very likely.


Gary Smith claimed to be working on new Houses back in August. We do know two new bundles are just around the corner, but only one of them comes with a House: the Evergreen Bundle. Are we getting more Bundles or new School Houses, perhaps?

Gary also stated that the Fall Update will bring new Music Scrolls, including the ones from the  Five B.O.X.E.S. Event. He also confirmed the introduction of a brand new Silver Chest game.

Barkingham Palace
The OppaWizardStyle video shows a Marleybonian dungeon, which is thought to be Barkingham Palace. You can see the sigils, so it is definitely a dungeon of some sort. Also, the textures used (including the night sky), the futuristic air balloon and the music suggests that this video was recorded somewhere in an expansion of Marleybone.


Furthermore, a new video shows a cat lady in what appears to be a Marleybonian room, judging by the wallpaper and tiles. More recently, a brand new sneak peek was released, depicting the concept art of what is most likely the Royal Hall of Barkingham Palace (picture above).


Broken Shores?
Last but not least, the Mystic Fishing Bundle was officially launched today on the Wizard101 website and the post included an intriguing picture.

A Wizard is seen riding the Mystic Skiff mount on a mysterious river, which appears to be located in the Wyrd (Avalon) at first glance.


If you take a closer look at the picture of the mysterious river, you notice that the water is different than the one found in the Wyrd, although the textures used are similar. Also, the skiff doesn't look like it was originally on that screenshot.

A new concept art (picture below), showing an unknown temple, supports my belief that the mysterious river really is a new area in the game; both pictures show a river and rocks at the end.


Can it be the Broken Shores, where Old Cob and his "children" were headed after they left Khrysalis. After all, Test Realm was opening for Khrysalis Part 1 around this time, last year.

Got any theories of your own on what's coming? Feel free to leave them in the comments below!

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