Karlsruhe, 19.12.2012 – the next big update for successful MMO Aion is just around the corner: patch 3.5 integrates new arenas, instances and mounts into the game and brings the plot surrounding Dragon Lady Tiamat, launched in Aion 3.0, to a close.
In the dragon’s cave
The two new instances “Tiamat’s Fortress” and “Tiamata’s Hideout” offer experienced players the ultimate challenge. In Tiamat’s Fortress, Daevas face the most dangerous of all Balaur generals. The big showdown takes place in Tiamat’s Hideout: here players come face to face with the feared Dragon Lady. Only the mightiest Daevas can emerge victorious from this epic battle and gain unique weapon sets. With a bit of luck, they might even get a set from the new “myth” category.
Unlimited PvP playing fun
For fans of PvP there are now two arenas especially for multiplayer battles: in the “Arena of Cooperation”, three teams of two players each face one another. This 2v2v2 system requires great skill and gives players numerous tactical possibilities. The “Arena of Glory” is a PvP arena, in which four players fight for survival. In the arena battles, successful Daevas receive insignias which they can swap for valuable items.
New mounts, enhanced housing system and a highest level increase for legions
With four new mounts, every player can choose their perfect companion for travelling through Atreia. The mounts can be purchased, crafted or won by completing quests. Daevas who wish to recover from their dangerous adventures in their very own home can look forward to new designs for their house, as well as space for additional furniture items in the “house”, “mansion”, “estate” and “palace” house classes. Players can also accept missions for the good of their village at the bulletin board. If they successfully complete these, more merchants will open a business at the market place and offer rare goods. Countless new quests await legions and the highest level is being increased to 8. Special outfits as well as a unique mount are now also available to them.
AION is Asian premium game development studio NCsoft®’s most successful MMO game and remains one of the most popular titles in Korea. Millions of players all over the world populate the lands and territories of the fantasy world of Atreia. The game has been continually expanded and enhanced with countless updates. Aside from numerous features and functions, this includes standards of the MMO genre such as new instances, interesting reward systems and better level opportunities through quests and innovations. These innovations include the mentor system, in which experienced players help out beginners and both sides profit. AION has been free-to-play since the 29 th of February 2012, allowing players to experience the entire game content for free.
With an impressive portfolio of 20 titles and over 300 million registered players, Gameforge is one of the leading providers of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in the western hemisphere. Based in Karlsruhe, the internationally active group of companies offer their games in more than 50 languages. Their portfolio contains client based games such as AION, TERA, Metin2 (Europe’s most successful MMOG), 4Story, Runes of Magic, Elsword, Wizard101 and RaiderZ. They also offer browser based online games such as the classic OGame, the award-winning Ikariam and mobile games. The company employs around 600 employees at its locations in Karlsruhe and Berlin.