Trion Worlds has announced the next expansion for Rift. Called "Nightmare Tide", the expansion was detailed in the latest State of the Game letter. Players will be taken to the Plane of Water where they will find open zones, a new rift type, an increased level cap and more. Nightmare Tide is expected to launch later in 2014.
Nightmare Tide also expands our dynamic content offering with an entirely new rift type: Nightmare Rifts! These rifts feature scaling difficulty and nearly endless waves of foes to test your skills and determination. Twisted enemies, hectic challenges, and a surreal environment await those who are up to the challenge (and the all-new art for Nightmare rifts is absolutely wicked, bringing a brand new feel to rifts!).
Ascended will also have a new account-wide collectible: Minions. As overlord of your minions, you will send them on missions where they can gather resources, collect currencies, find items, and gain their own levels. To reap maximum rewards, you will have to choose wisely, matching your minion’s strengths to the mission at hand.
Read more of the details on the Rift site.