Aion MMO Arriving By September

Aion takes on WOW in MMO battle royale

Claiming to outsell World of Warcraft by 3-to-1, the Aion massively multiplayer online (MMO) game is set to hit Aussie shores in spring, after being launched in March this year. The game is claimed to have over 3.5 million players, which certainly is an impressive number and one to make WOW publisher Blizzard stand up and take notice.

Aion (pronounced Iron) has gamers ascend into divinity and fight in an epic celestial war with over 1,500 story driven quests. Gamers are able to choose between two divine factions, the Asmodians and the Elyos, and battle in a virtual quest to save their people from ancient evil.

The game offers the following features:

  • Customised avatars: Aion takes personalisation to the extreme allowing players to craft their avatars with endless choices of face shape, eye colour, body type and hair colour, meaning no two characters are the same.
  • Flying: Flight adds a new dynamic to the game and proves to be a strategic and integral part of the Aion experience. Gamers can take to the skies early on and take part in combat, quests, exploration and harvesting.

  • Combat: Flight changes the battlefield in Aion with players able to experience revolutionary combat in the hotly contested area of the Abyss, between the upper and lower halves of Atreia. Gamers also fight against the Balaur, an ancient race freed from imprisonment within the Abyss, for control of valuable strongholds and artefacts.

Australian gamers can access information and news at NCsoft will be hosting a private screenings for Australian retailers and members of the press who will be in L.A. for this year’s annual E3 Expo which will include game demos, discussion with developers and hands on game play.