UPDATE: During patch deployment, issues arose that will delay the release of Awakening until developers can resolve the problem. We'll keep you posted.
Perfect World Entertainment has announced the release of the Awakening content expansion. Players will enjoy a higher level cap, new gear progression through the Elemental Relics System, new gear instances and a new map to explore.
In the game’s last expansion, Vengeance, the inhabitants of Eyrda led a successful offensive against Storm Legion which opened the path to Freedom Harbor. Awakening begins as they embark on a treacherous journey along the River Styx, only to discover that their path has been blocked by a magical seal. In order to continue, they must summon the help of the Rose Princess, Ayrshi, who will grant them awakening powers to break the seal. Once they have completed this task, they must brave the darkness of the Ever Abyss, where they will face off against evil arch-demons and complete exciting new quests for rewards.
Find out more on the Forsaken World site.