MMO gamers love new content. That is why games like EverQuest
can have over 15 paid expansion packs that players snatch up like ravenous wolves. Aion
is set to expand in less than two months (September 7) with Assault on Balaurea
. This is a free expansion pack that will contain the usual suspects: new and updated instances and zones, an increased level cap, new weapons and items, new skills, added flight mechanics, and even functional pets with in-game benefits.
Those that want to jump into the game can purchase the complete game (original plus expansion) at select retailers on September 7 in North America (September 10 in Europe). More details on Aion
and Aion: Assault on Balaurea can be found here
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NCsoft Reveals Release Date for Aion’s Highly Anticipated Free Expansion – Aion®: Assault on Balaurea™
Aion Players in North America and Europe can begin exploring the world far beyond the traditional territories of Asmodae and Elysea starting September 7
Today, NCsoft, the world's premier publisher and developer of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs), unveiled the official release date for Aion: Assault on Balaurea, the next exciting chapter in Aion that entrenches players into a rich storyline in which their actions will determine the fate of the world. Aion: Assault on Balaurea releases digitally to PCs in North America and Europe on Sept. 7, 2010, however, players looking for retail boxed copies of the full game featuring exclusive in-game pets will find them at select retailers in North America on Sept. 7 and on Sept. 10 in Europe.
In Aion: Assault on Balaurea, the exciting new chapter of Aion, characters have the ability to align together to launch massive counter assaults against the invading Balaur on their homeland while experiencing new and updated instances and zones, an increased level cap, new weapons and items, new skills and added flight mechanics. Characters will not be alone as they explore the new areas, as Aion introduces functional pets equipped with in-game benefits.
Unlike any MMO before it, Aion is a uniquely crafted online gaming experience where flight offers much more than just a way to gracefully explore the landscape - it is a strategic and integral part of combat, quests, and exploration. Players will use flight to dive into battle and plunge through thousands of unique, story-driven quests, all while trying to save and control a world literally shattered in half from centuries of brutal conflict.
For more information about Aion and Aion: Assault on Balaurea go to http://www.aiononline.com.
NCsoft, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®, Lineage®, Guild Wars, City of Heroes® and Exteel® franchises. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America, and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at http://us.ncsoft.com.