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Aion (Aion)
NCSoft | Play Now
MMORPG | Genre:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 09/22/09)  | Pub:NCSoft
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Aion News

Latest Headlines for Aion

  • Ascension Dated

    The Aion team has let us know that Aion: Ascension, the free to play North American version of the game, will officially launch on April 11th. In addition, the team has detailed a new marketplace feature called "C.U.B.E.".

    Reported on Mar 15, 2012
  • EU Version Now Officially F2P

    Aion EU has officially launched as a free-to-play as of today, February 29th. Former NCSoft EU players who had marked their accounts for transfer should find their characters on the new Gameforge Aion EU servers.

    Reported on Feb 29, 2012
  • EU F2P Launch February 28th

    Gameforge has announced that the free to play EU version of Aion will officially launch on February 28th. The German, French and English versions of Aion will launch simultaneously.

    Reported on Feb 23, 2012
  • Ascension 'Truly Free' Announced

    NCSoft has officially announced that Aion will go "truly free" with the Aion: Ascension. The new version of the game will launch later this spring and will include the much-awaited 3.0 content which brings housing, mounts, an increased level cap to 60, new zones and instances into the game.

    Reported on Feb 21, 2012
  • Polished Levelling, Better Graphics, More Challenges

    Gameforge has sent out a new trailer featuring the new and updated features for Aion as it sits on the precipice of going F2P in Europe. Features that have been updated or improved since the game's original launch include the following: More quests and better rewards; New regions and solo instances; New PvP arena and instances. In addition, Gameforge is looking ahead to the addition of housing and weather effects.

    Reported on Feb 10, 2012
  • Compensation for Server Instability

    Aion servers in North America have been experiencing server instability over the past several weeks. Devs are ready to compensate players for the disturbance in their game with a nifty package of goodies and a period of double XP.

    Reported on Jan 25, 2012
  • Gameforge Calling for EU Closed Beta Testers

    As the F2P iteration of Aion readies for its EU arrival, Gameforge is putting out the call for players to participate in the closed beta. Those who take part in the closed beta will be rewarded with 'Veteran' status when the F2P version launches in February and will also be gifted several nifty in-game items.

    Reported on Jan 19, 2012
  • Veteran's Rewards to be Discontinued

    The Aion team has announced that the Veteran's Rewards program will end in February. The reason behind the decision is that Aion 3.0 will render several of the rewards obsolete.

    Reported on Jan 18, 2012
  • Atreian Winter Festival

    Aion players will want to check into game over the next three weekends as the Atreian Winter Festival kicks off. During the forthcoming three weekends, players will enjoy double XP for hunting, gathering and crafting and will be able to take advantage of double drops as well.

    Reported on Jan 11, 2012
  • Free to Play in February

    Eurogamer is reporting that NCSoft has announced that Aion will be going free to play beginning in February 2012. NCWest will maintain publishing rights in North America and has partnered with Gameforge to publish Aion in Europe.

    Reported on Dec 14, 2011
  • v2.7, a PvPer's Dream, Goes Live

    Aion players will want to check into the game as the v2.7 patch has gone live on all servers. This particular update is packed with new PvP content in the form of the Crucible.

    Reported on Oct 19, 2011
  • Player Housing in v3.0

    The Aion Online North American forum has a new post detailing player housing that is expected to launch with patch v3.0. Included in the post are a few details about housing and a ton of great screenshots to show off the look.

    Reported on Oct 18, 2011
  • PvP Extravaganza Trailer

    The Aion team has released a new trailer showing off some of the new PvP content that will be featured in the upcoming patch.

    Reported on Oct 14, 2011
  • I'm a PvE Carebear But...

    MMORPG.com Associate Editor Suzie Ford recently had the opportunity to check out the upcoming Aion v2.7 patch with the dev team. The forthcoming patch has a heavy emphasis on PvP play and, while Suzie is a total carebear, she found a lot to like during her time on the public test server. Check out Suzie's impressions of the v2.7 patch. Read on!

    Reported on Oct 14, 2011
  • Anniversary Events, PvP Update & Reactivation

    NCSoft and the Aion team have revealed a plethora of new information about the game in celebration of its second anniversary.

    Reported on Sep 22, 2011
  • Second Anniversary Fête

    NCSoft and the Aion team have laid out the details for the game's upcoming second anniversary celebration.

    Reported on Sep 13, 2011
  • Ripper Gets His Wings

    "Look, Daddy! Teacher says whenever a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!" said Zuzu in "It's a Wonderful Life". In his latest First Impressions video, MMORPG.com's Ripper X takes a look at Aion, the world of the Elyos and the Asmodian and not just incidentally, gets his wings too! Treat yourself to Aion: Ripper Gets His Wings.

    Reported on Aug 30, 2011
  • Public Test Server 2.6 Has Gone Live

    The Aion PTS has gone live with its 2.6 Update. Updated Official Patch Notes have also been released to coincide with the official unveiling of the new patch. Check out the details.

    Reported on Jul 31, 2011
  • Patch 2.6 Features and Info

    The Aion team is proud today to announce the details of patch 2.6, coming to players August 3rd. Features will include a solo version of the Empyrean Crucible instance, Difficulty level adjustments, and more. Check it out.

    Reported on Jul 14, 2011
  • New Refer-a-Friend Rewards

    The folks at NCsoft and Aion would like everyone to know that there's some brand new rewards in place should you refer a friend to try life in Aion. There's also a mentoring program in place, so higher level players can help out their newbie friends.

    Reported on Jul 09, 2011