Well, there’s lots of news in Poptropica this week. The creators have been pretty busy getting everything ready for Vampire’s Curse Island, which will be coming soon for members. We still haven’t heard a date yet, but it should be really soon.We did learn about one of the characters we’ll be meeting on the island. His name is Cactus Von Garlic, and from the looks of him he appears to be a Vampire Hunter. My guess is that his part in the story will be someone who is trying to track down Count Bram the Vampire. His name sounds a little bit like Abraham Van Helsing, the fictional vampire hunter from Bram (see that–Bram!) Stoker’s novel, Dracula. We can safely assume that much of Vampire’s Curse island will be inspired by Bram Stoker’s world of vampires as opposed to say, Twilight. My guess is that Poptropica is going to go old-school on this one.
More news on Vampire’s Curse Island: the three members-only items mentioned on the info page are now available in the store. They are the Garlic Breath power, the Vampire Bat gum, and the Vampire Count costume.
In other news, the Creators also posted a sneak peek of a new projects they’re working on. It shows a screen shot of Merlin the Owl and the mechanical mouse from Astro-Knights Island. The caption reads, “A little kindness goes a long way.” It kind of looks like it’s supposed to be a photo. They don’t give many more details, but there’s a clue in the upper-left corner where it says 1 of 4 and has the Astro-Knights sword symbol. It may be some sort of achievements system, similar to the stamp book on Club Penguin. But we’ll know more soon!