NCsoft, the world's premier publisher and developer of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs), is proud to announce the two-year anniversary of its hit Aion. In celebration of this momentous occasion, NCsoft is hosting daily community in-game events for current players and special reactivation activities for those that have not spread their wing in Atreia in recent months, including double XP and double drop rates. In addition to the in-game celebration, NCsoft is earmarking this celebration with the reveal release timing for its Player vs. Player (PvP) centric 2.7 update, available on the Public Test Server (PTS) on 13th October and the Live Server on 19th October.
Starting today, players can participate in Ascension Festival, one of many events scheduled daily throughout the ten-day anniversary celebration. The community team is also running daily contests that can be seen from the forums and main website. And for players looking to jump back into the game, Aion’s special Welcome Back Reactivation Celebration commencing at 17:00 CEST on 22nd September, 2011 and ending at 17:00 CEST on 2nd October, 2011 brings a bevy of boons, buffs and rewards to all participating players. For a full listing of events, dates and times please visit the Aion Reactivation Celebration Game Guide.
Along with the in-game events, NCsoft is also detailing the upcoming 2.7 update, announcing playable in North America and Europe via PTS on 13th October and on the live server 19th October. Within the update, players will quickly realise they need to bring their A-game, as they can thrust themselves into two new PvP arenas, together known as the Crucible Coliseum, bringing a new era of PvP combat to Atreia. The first, Arena of Discipline, will allow for one-on-one deathmatch battles between like-minded Daevas; while the second, Arena of Chaos, supports free-for-all bouts on a grand scale for the indiscriminate Daeva looking for glory! Additional content in 2.7 will consist of a large-scale, 48-person instanced boss fight in Padmarashka’s Cave for those seeking an epic boss encounter as well as new armour and weapon sets. Additional details can be found in the Aion Game Guides Crucible Coliseum Game Guide and Crucible Coliseum Armour and Weapons.
For more information about the Aion Community Events, Two-Year Reactivation Celebration and 2.7 Update visit www.aiononline.com.
Assets: Screenshots relevant to the 2.7 patch can be found at http://press.ncsoft.com