NCsoft Reveals Official Launch Date for Aion

It’s time to get ready to spread your wings and take flight in this year’s biggest massively multiplayer online game (MMO) release, Aion.

Today, NCsoft, the world’s premier publisher and developer of MMOs, unveiled the official release date for Aion, the highly anticipated game where players take on a key role in a war between divine beings that will determine the fate of the world. Aion launches in Europe on September 25, 2009.

Unlike any MMO before it, Aion is a uniquely crafted online experience where flight offers much more than just a way to explore the landscape – it is a strategic and integral part of combat, quests, and exploration. Players will dive into battle and plunge through thousands of unique, story-driven quests, all while trying to save a world literally shattered in half from centuries of brutal conflict. Using one of the most flexible and in-depth character customization systems ever featured in an MMO, players will be able to create genuinely distinct characters and explore a visually stunning world of ethereal beauty brimming with otherworldly inhabitants, mysterious enemies, and ancient secrets.

In addition to an international retail presence, Aion will be available as a digital download at the NCsoft Store. Also, players should not forget to take advantage of the special preorder promotion for Aion at participating retailers. As part of the Aion preorder promotion, players will receive access to the Aion Closed Beta events. Those dates are as follows:

Aion Closed Beta Dates

– Friday, 3rd July to Monday, 6th July
– Friday, 17th July to Monday, 20th July
– Friday, 31st July to Monday, 3rd August
– Friday, 14th August to Monday, 17th August

Complete Aion preorder program details can be located here

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