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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

  • In Game Item Bundle Sweeps! and NCsoft are pleased to present this exclusive sweepstakes event! We are giving away 200 codes which will allow you to get the following in game items for Aion:

    Reported on Sep 28, 2009
  • NCsoft Responds to Player Shop AFKers

    Find yourself sitting in a seven hour queue recently? You can thank your fellow community members for that. Many players have been abusing the private shop system in Aion, which lets players set up shop anywhere in the world and hawk their wares, in order to avoid queue times.

    Reported on Sep 25, 2009
  • Grinding the Calories Away

    The guys over at hooked up a treadmill and some Wii remotes to Aion in an effort to grind the calories away while playing the game. The two Wii remotes are hooked up to allow for control of flight in game through manual flapping of the arms, while the treadmill, of course, controls regular movement. The contraption is pretty crazy, the video is even crazier. Check it out!

    Reported on Sep 24, 2009
  • Video Podcast #4: Global Community

    This fourth and final entry in the Aion behind-the-scenes video podcast series showcases how Aion has been received by the community in Korea and their anticipations for the game's success in the West.

    Reported on Sep 22, 2009
  • Now Live!

    Aion: The Tower of Eternity is now live! For those of you who pre-ordered, today is probably business as usual. I imagine that is many of you, given Aion's stellar pre-order sales leading up to launch.

    Reported on Sep 22, 2009
  • Head Start Issues Interview

    Aion Producer Brian Knox answers a few of our questions about the queue issues that surrounded the game's Head Start launch on Sunday in this short Q&A.

    Reported on Sep 22, 2009
  • Exploring the Sorcerer Aion Correspondent Arturs Keiss writes this look at the Sorcerer class in NCsoft's newly launched MMO.

    Reported on Sep 22, 2009
  • New Launch Trailer!

    The head start program for those who pre-ordered Aion: The Tower of Eternity is currently ongoing. For those who are still on the fence, however, we've got a new launch trailer to aid you in making a decision! The trailer is CG interspersed with bits of gameplay footage.

    Reported on Sep 21, 2009
  • First Impressions

    With the head start already under way,'s Sean Bulger writes his first impressions of the highly anticipated game.

    Reported on Sep 21, 2009
  • GameGuard Goes Bye-Bye

    The Aion official website has been updated with details on Aion's launch version, and one bit that stands out in particular is NCsoft's dropping of GameGuard from the title. Realizing the overall hindrance GameGuard's presence is causing users due to beta feedback, NCsoft has done the right thing by their fans and dropped the tech until they can figure out how to "effectively utilize GameGuard within Aion in the future".

    Reported on Sep 18, 2009
  • Hey Look, I've Got Wings! Aion Correspondent John Price writes this very basic user's guide to wings in NCsoft's Aion, giving new players tips to flying and gliding their way to adventure.

    Reported on Sep 17, 2009
  • Selling Like Hotcakes! Over 300k Served!

    Well, not quite served yet, but they've taken your pre-order and given you a bit of an appetizer, all 300,000 of you! NCsoft has announced that pre-order sales for Aion have been stellar. In a report published at we've learned that NC West has revealed that 300,000 preorders have been sold so far.

    Reported on Sep 15, 2009
  • Open Beta Ends, the Wait Begins

    The Aion Open Beta test ended this morning at 8AM CST, and with the doors now closed, the wait begins. The doors will open again on September 18th for players eligible for the Pre-select program, which allows players to select their servers, reserve their names, and create their characters a full two days before the Head Start program begins. The Head Start program will then begin on the 20th, with the floodgates opening for the full launch two days later on the 22nd.

    Reported on Sep 14, 2009
  • Video Podcast #3: East Meets West

    No, this video isn't a buddy comedy. "East Meets West" is the title of the third video in the series of Aion video podcast's recently released by NCsoft. The new video describes what went into bringing a successful Eastern MMOG like Aion to Western audiences.

    Reported on Sep 14, 2009
  • A Quick Guide to Starter Weapons

    Picking that first weapon in Aion can be trickier than some might think. Aion Correspondent Robert Duckworth writes this guide to navigating early weapon reward choices in NCsoft's upcoming MMO.

    Reported on Sep 10, 2009
  • PAX Preview's Carolyn Koh traveled to PAX and got some hands on time with NCsoft's upcoming MMORPG, Aion. Today, she files this report.

    Reported on Sep 09, 2009
  • Win An Aion Collector's Edition Box! is giving away ANOTHER 8 copies of Aion - this time it will be the Collector's Edition!

    Reported on Sep 05, 2009
  • NCsoft and DC Partner for Comic Book

    Similar to the partnership between SOE and DC Comics' WildStorm for their Free Realms comic book, Aion will also be receiving the comic book treatment. The DC Comics WildStorm team will be creating an Aion comic book that will be available exclusively at the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo or with purchase at GameStop.

    Reported on Sep 02, 2009
  • Balancing the Linear and the Sandbox Aion Correspondent Brandon Stiles writes this look at the way that the game's developers mix the design philosophies of a linear theme park with ideas taken from a more sandboxy approach.

    Reported on Sep 01, 2009
  • Open Beta Client Available for Download!

    The Open Beta for Aion won't begin until September 6th, but that doesn't mean you can't be prepared. As such, NCsoft have made the open beta client available in advance so you can be all ready to go once the big day comes!

    Reported on Aug 28, 2009