Update:The dates for Skullduggery Island have been announced! The island will be available for paid members on May 20, 2010. Everyone else will need to wait until June 17.
If you take a look at the Poptropica Creators Blog, you’ll see a recent post with a new sneak peek screenshot for the upcoming island about Pirates. The picture looks like a Chinese Junk in a harbor and the caption reads:
Ahoy! We’ve been sailin’ the high seas for more Poptropica adventures! Arr…what be this new port?
If you really pay attention, though, and either download the picture like I did or look at the HTML source code, you’ll see that the name of the image file is SkullduggeryIsland01.png. Unless the Creators are trying to fool us (which they might) it sounds like this new pirate-themed island coming up will be called:
Skull Duggery Island
Tada! I hope that is a name because it’s the best one I have heard so far. By the way, the phrase skullduggery is an old pirate phrase that means underhanded or unscrupulous behavior.
And yes, the name has been confirmed. There’s even a promo page for the new island and it looks really cool. You can even download a sweet-looking Wallpaper that looks like this:
Here’s what the promotional page for the island says:
Set sail for adventure! Outwit cunning pirates and battle fierce sea monsters in the biggest Poptropica quest yet. Build your ship. Assemble your crew. Rule the sea!
Special Skullduggery Items
Poptropica has released some Skullduggery special items for members. The first is a Skullduggery Pirate Costume and the second is a sneak peek trailer of the island.
Check back here to see all the cheats for Skullduggery Island on Poptropica once it is released for members in early access mode (hopefully soon!)
More Sneak Peeks
The creators are regularly posting to the Poptropica blog. Here’s a look at another sneak peek screenshot of Skullduggery Island which was posted on May 4. It’s a closeup and hard to tell what it is exactly, but it appears to be some sort of ship in the shape of a bird.
The latest news is that there’s now an official trailer posted on the blog. Watch the video here and you’ll learn that Skullduggery Island is going to be really different from most of the other islands on Poptropica.