Back when classic Club Penguin was around, some big plans were made for Card Jitsu! You may remember the discussion of a new Card Jitsu Shadow game, and towards the end of 2015, Spike Hike announced that the team had been working on a “3D reboot” of the game.
We have a new Card Jitsu game that is basically a 3D reboot [of the game] that we’ve done a lot of work on, but for a lot of reasons we had to put it on hold. Hopefully we’ll be able to pick that up.-Chris Heatherly, former General Manager of Club Penguin speaking in 2015 (Spike Hike)
Since that interview was conducted, a lot has changed. Sadly, Card Jitsu never received any additional major updates before the game closed in 2017.
It never really was revealed what the 3D reboot was going to be like, until last night, where Spike Hike shared a clip of the game. He confirmed the speculation that it would’ve been ported over to mobile devices as well.
Ran across this in old files. We never got to finish it, but we had a whole 3D remake of Card Jitsu in the works. Would have been mobile too!-Chris Heatherly, former General Manager of Club Penguin (Spike Hike)
The design, animation and gameplay really do all look absolutely incredible, and definitely reminiscent of other games! It’s genuinely such a shame that this was never released, but it’s also amazing to have a clip of what might have been.
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The first Devcast was recorded last night, in which the Club Penguin Rewritten team held a podcast, announcing a ton of stuff and answering a lot of questions!
If you’d like to watch the full thing, you can do so here! However, I will still share everything significant shared, though bare in mind that includes a lot of spoilers which were given!
The Fair 2018
A lot of news and sneak peeks were revealed about the Fair, including lots of room designs! These were the rooms which were revealed in the video, though please note that the prizes aren’t the ones shown in the images!
Talking of the prizes, the team confirmed that there will be custom (exclusive to Club Penguin Rewritten) rewards which can be earnt by winning tickets, and that this year’s Fair will be a lot better than last year’s!
A lot was revealed on Card Jitsu during the podcast, including a full picture of the Fire Dojo! Though you’ve likely seen it before, it’s still cool to know that Card Jitsu Fire is on the way, and the team have been hyping it up a lot recently.
You can view more here.
And perhaps some even more exciting news! Card Jitsu Water is confirmed for 2019 and Card Jitsu Snow has been confirmed for 2021!
Note: the team have since backtracked regarding the timescale of Card Jitsu Snow, though remain adamant it’s a possibility
You might be wondering how this is possible since Flash ends in 2020, but the team have already confirmed Flash won’t be the end of the game and have given some details on Card Jitsu Snow.
In regards to Card Jitsu Shadow, the team did state that they were looking into it, but it’s not something which is going to be a focus on anytime soon, especially with Card Jitsu Fire, Water and Snow needing to come first.
The news on Card Jitsu is probably some of the most exciting recently, but a lot more was also revealed!
Game/Room Revamps & Stamps
Cart Surfer and Ice Fishing have both received amazing redesigns, and extensions for Dance Contest and Sled Racing have been added, but a lot more are planned!
You may recall that Hydro Hopper stamps are likely but now it seems Hydro Hopper and Jet Pack Adventure will be the next games to be revamped! The team also said that eventually their ideas from when the game closed will be added, and one of those ideas was a revamp of Astro Barrier, so perhaps that will come soon too!
In terms of other things related to stamps, the team confirmed that Coins for Change will be occurring again in December, and they’ll be adding the stamps which you can obtain by donating a specific amount of coins in one go.
Lastly, for rooms, the next room to be getting a slight redesign similar to the Pizza Parlor is the Coffee Shop.
Quite a bit of awesome changes were announced to igloos:
- Igloo Likes will be added (allows other penguins to like your igloo)
- There’ll be an option to save igloos and most likely flooring in the future
- More igloo contests will be held in the future
Along with this, the team confirmed that they were working on improving the puffle care system too, but haven’t given more details other than they’ll fix puffle health!
Elite Penguin Force
It’s already been shared by the team that they’re planning to finish construction in November, and that the EPF HQ will be redesigned, but the team have now confirmed there’ll be custom missions with unique storylines, and there’ll “definitely” be new missions in the future.
A few other things were also confirmed: the team are looking into adding the Treasure Book, there are no plans for future colours yet and no new mascots have been thought of yet, although the team recently confirmed there’ll be new ones.
Overall though, the podcast was really cool and an excellent idea! Lots of exciting stuff was revealed, and there’ll hopefully be one soon in the future! I might have missed something, but I believe I’ve covered all the significant information in this blog post.
Thank you very much for reading, waddle on!