As the weather heats up in the coming months, so does the action in KingsIsle’s free-to-play MMO, “Wizard 101,” as two new expansions were announced today offering up a new pet system and an entirely new world.

Arriving in April will be a new advanced pet system, allowing players to hatch customized pets from millions of possibilities, raise, train, level, race them and even use them as allies in duels.

The Hatchery

Then in “late summer,” the underwater world of Celestia will make its way to the game, furthering its reach and scope. With it comes a raised level cap (from 50 to 60), all new quests, and three additional secondary schools of magic. Interestingly, gamers can embark on quests in June to seek out clues concerning Celestia and its secrets.

Celestia

"2010 is shaping up to be an incredible year for the students of Ravenwood School of Magic," said J. Todd Coleman, Vice President and Creative Director for KingsIsle Entertainment.ย  "Whether exploring the underwater kingdom of Celestia, or hatching and training pets to participate in the Pet Derby, every player–from the newest apprentice to the returning grandmaster–will find something compelling, engaging and fun."

Try your hand at Wizard101 today by visiting its site, right over here.

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22 Responses

  1. Esmee Griffenspear

    I can not wait it will be amazing i will mix my heckhound with a unicorn and not to forget a dragon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ {{{
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    (UU) (OO )

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    • Wolf Stronghammer

      Probably in Marleybone, i guess this because of the cat in the picture, although I have no proof.
      Sincerely,
      Wolf Stronghammer Grandmaster Diviner

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  2. blizzard

    Moon, Sun, and Stars are the 3 new school look closely at the celestia pic under the balance school symbol

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    • Adam

      if you looked at what they said on the updates board, Jose, you would have seen that it said “No updates will be added during this off-time”. So it won’t be coming out quite yet. I’m very excited about this whole pet thing but i doubt it will come this april. It probably will during May or something.(i too noticed the star, moon, and sun in the picture)

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  3. Wolf Stronghammer

    The technical names for the new schools are lunar(moon), solar(sun), and galactic(star). I also recieved word from a friend of a friend in Wizard 101 administration that one of the schools has something to do with wind(solar wind possibly?). Hope this helps.
    Sincerely,
    Wolf Stronghammer Grandmaster Diviner

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  4. blizz

    I graudate in June so all the time is going to be waiting on Celestia and trying out the new pet system I hope we don’t lose the pets we use to make the new one I am almost a master so and I have a couple pets I wanna combine. Like my dragon that gives me dryad with my christmas frostman pet ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. blizz

    I am gonna use my points to get 4 new spells from the schools One from moon. Two from sun. As well as one from stars wonder what spells they will have maybe solar flare?

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  6. Bobby

    Hmm… maybe celestia has something to do with lunar solar and galatic. Congratz for graduation too!

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  7. Bobby

    I think celestia gives lots of xp I mean getting to gradmastr is like 50,00 xp so I think celestia gives a lot of xp!

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  8. Blizz

    Thanks Bobby. I can’t wait maybe it will be here in a few weeks or a few days who knows? Not to be rude but anyone but me think KI is sorta lazy? They update the game maybe what once or twice every couple of months maybe a year? If they keep working at the thing they could have more done in a short time. Still I wonder what the crown items in celestia will be. Maybe gladiator gear? and tridents for staffs? those are a few ideas off the top of my head. Look for my person around the spiral. The name is Patrick fireheart a lvl 41 Pyromancer.

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    • Blizz

      Cause celestia is inhabited by roman crabs. maybe as a boss they with have leviathian or a giant squid. So if Malistaire was the last boss and they are adding a new world would he still be the last boss? Or will the last boss be in celestia?

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  9. Jose

    All i know is that i cant wait ’til the new pets come out, today they’re going to close the game for about three hours so maybe i think that they are going to add the pets VERY SOON!!!!,and if you guys stumble into a lvl 50 pyromancer named Joe Ashshiled that would be me and stop to say hi ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Jose

    and probably there is going to be lots of crystals in celestia and jewlry and stuff, and blizz i’m graduating this summer too but from the eight grade ๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. blizz

    I have a feeling it ain’t coming in april. it ain’t in the test realm yet and April is almost over

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  12. sandy

    i cant wait till celestia comes! i turned to master so i could get more things too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. sandy

    come on plz come i just got off wiz 101 cuz it said it needed to have some maintenace so yea ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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