A few other bloggers have posted on this already, but I might as well through my 2 cents into the magical blogging well.
KI has released their August newsletter, and there's a scoop in there for all of us! Behold the shark mount/pet/bad guy. This looks to be a three in one picture:
If I'm looking at this correctly, the top model is a scary awesome shark mount, complete with jagged plate mail armor and a cushy red seat. vrroomm!
The bottom left version looks to be a "spike" version that we can have as a pet (love the spiked collar look).
The bottom right looks to be like a generic shark model that we might fight in the upcoming Celestia expansion.
This sneak peak comes along with a brand new producer's letter from the most recent producer at Kingsisle, Leah Ruben, aka Professor Falmea. She's awesome. Leah gives some really cool insight to what the job of a video game producer is like and explains a bit about the sheer amount of time it takes to produce a zone in the Wizard101 universe. It's a lot of work to lay down this much playable art, right? right!
Here's my favorite paragraph from the article however, since it talks about what we all are interested in lately, Celestia:
What *I* can tell you as an insider is that I am SO SO SO incredibly excited for this world. Unlike Falmea, real life me LOVES the water. There are some really cool surprises that go with Celestia. Ever wondered what it would be like to take a dip in the pool in the Commons if it were *just* a little deeper? Well, you will once you take the plunge in Celestia. Sick of your level 48 spells? Well, you won't be for long, as you'll have lots of new cool toys to add to your arsenal. That's not to mention the seriously awe-inspiring new areas to adventure in and lots of goodies I haven't even mentioned. Everyone here is so excited to show you what is definitely our most ambitious world and game update yet!
I WANT TO PLUNGE! I AM SICK OF MY LEVEL 48 SPELLS! I CAN'T WAIT FOR NEW TOYS! DID SOMEONE SAY GOODIES?!
Yeah, you should definitely go read that article if you haven't already.
The rest of the newsletter ain't half bad either. It tells all about what's on KI's mind these days: Gencon (wish I was going to gencon), Wizard101 Central's B-day (yay!), Training Points (must . . . have . . . more . . . training . . . points), Online Safety (be safe kids), and Dog books (Dog books ftw).
Thanks for the great newsletter, KI!