New York: "Pirate101," the follow-up to the popular, free online kids' game "Wizard101," is launching to the general public on Oct. 15, after having given access to paying players Monday.
The game from KingsIsle Entertainment lets players take on the role of an orphan pirate who recruits a crew and adventures and combats his way through a virtual world where ships sail the sky.
Fred Howard, vice president of marketing at KingsIsle, said "Pirate101" may have more of an appeal to an older audience than its predecessor. While the wizard was a hero on his journey, "Pirate" is more of a redemption story, he said.
"'Wizard 101' is Luke Skywalker, `Pirate' is more Han Solo," he said referencing the iconic "Star Wars" characters....more
10:13 AM, Oct 09, 2012