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'Aion' Launches Open Beta in Korea, North America and Europe Soon

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players. Aion’s world consists of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles. NCSoft let us know that the open beta launches in Korea Nov. 11 and that the game is currently being localized and plans for testing phases in North America and Europe are being made.

In Aion, players are divided between those that are "The Chosen” and those that are “The Fallen.” The Tower of Eternity exists as a gateway into the Abyss, and acts as a portal between dimensions. When a great evil opens the gateways, it awakens the Dragons imprisoned within the Abyss, who seek revenge on both worlds. It is here that an epic conflict begins, as you take your first steps on a journey to bring salvation to the world.

A mighty Celestial War has torn the once peaceful world of Atreia apart at the seams. In the wake of this catastrophic battle, just a few will ascend into divinity and save their people from total annihilation.

Choose from four unique character classes, gain experience and advance in one of two specialised classes. Your decisions will determine your path through Atreia, make them wisely…

Discover the inside of a world broken in two, where the only thing that connects either side is an unstable and perilous ri known as the Abyss. Choose between two divine factions, the Asmodian or the Elyos, and save your people from an ancient evil that threatens to destroy everything in its path.

Battle for control of valuable strongholds and artefacts within the Abyss, a hotly contested ba le eld resting between the upper and lower halves of Atreia. Plan and execute raids against rival factions, earn special ranks and rewards through victory, and prepare for unexpected a acks by the Balaur, an ancient race freed from imprisonment within the Abyss.

Engage in a spectacular and evolving combat system utilising combos, skill chains, counter-attacks and spectacular aerial combat. Group with friends or fly solo in the Abyss, where attacks can come from any direction. Experience the thrill of combat like never before!

Totally customise your character through an incredibly in-depth character creation tool, advanced cra ing systems and detailed item customisation. Take individuality to a new level with the innovative Stigma system, allowing characters to utilise and combine skills and abilities not normally available to that p abilities not normally available to that particular character’s class.

Key Features

  • A massively multiplayer online game featuring antagonistic relationships between angels, demons and a server-controlled NPC faction, The Dragons.
  • The most amazingly beautiful and detailed MMORPG ever, that brings the realities of what you can imagine to life.
  • The Crytec game engine is used to create unprecedented freedom of 3D movement for your character in the game world - climb sheer cliffs and fly through moving clouds.
  • Powered by cutting-edge graphics technology, this game provides Hollywood quality cinematic control of scene and perspective.
  • Control and transform the world – servers feature independently driven, player inspired storylines.
  • Cultural boundaries are defied through this offering of art, story and style with global appeal.
  • Asia’s top New Age musician, Yang Bang Ean, whose work includes compositions for television, feature films and anime series such as the “The Twelve Kingdoms™” (Juuni Kokki), provides an amazing original score for the game.
  • Introducing PvPvE – an evolving conflict system that manages the complex relationships and alliances between realms, races and guilds, and also controls an NPC faction, The Dragons, who are the common enemy of all players.

Aion: The Tower of Eternity is set for 2009 release.

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