Pirate101 launching in 'early October' [Updated]

Pirate101 launching in 'early October'
KingsIsle's Pirate101 has a launch date, sorta. It's actually more like a launch window, as the followup to Wizard101 is slated for an "early October" release.

Forbes says the free-to-play kid-friendly title will go on sale just in time for International Talk Like a Pirate Day (that's September 19th if you're curious). Pre-sale purchasers will get access to the game a week prior to its actual launch, and they'll also score a range of in-game pets, mounts, weapons, and homes.

If you're willing to fork over 89 bucks for the Boochbeard bundle, you'll get automatic beta access which will enable you play this week.

[Update]: Click past the cut for details on the two pre-order bundles.

Two pre-launch bundles are available for purchase immediately. Both bundles provide players with a full one-year membership to Pirate101. Additionally, both bundles grant a seven-day head start to access the live game when it launches in October 2012. As all closed beta characters will be deleted prior to launch, this seven-day head start will give purchasers the chance to make meaningful progress on live characters prior to general game availability.

Boochbeard Bundle – $89.99 ($200.00 of membership and item value)
  • Automatic entry into the Pirate101 closed Beta
  • Full one-year membership to Pirate101
  • One-week head start to live game when it launches in October
  • An exclusive in-game pet Scarakeet
  • An enormous pirate hideaway – the Castaway's Cove
  • Your own parrot mount
  • An exclusive Cat Pirate companion
  • The Dread Pirate's Outfit
  • A "Ruby Slicer" sword
  • Virtual Items will be awarded to characters at live game launch
Gandry Bundle – $59.99 ($100.00 of membership and item value)
  • Full one-year membership to Pirate101
  • One-week head start to live game when it launches in October
  • An exclusive in-game pet Scarakeet (awarded to characters at live game launch)
This article was originally published on Massively.