Aion Free-to-Play: Update 3.0 to Launch in Europe on the 15.08.2012
Company: Gameforge
Karlsruhe, 07/08/2012 – The long-awaited release of Update 3.0, the most extensive expansion since AION’s release, is imminent. On the 15.08.2012, players will be able to use two brand new areas and countless new features such as mounts and the housing system.

Sarpan and Tiamaranta
Two new areas – Sarpan and Tiamaranta – offer PvE as well as PvP fans countless exciting challenges. Single and multiplayer instances, fortress battles, colossal boss monsters, numerous new items and a level cap increased to level 60 will keep drawing you back into the wonderful world of Atreia.

Fast Mounts & Well-Tended Gardens
Aside from using their wings, Daevas can now additionally use mounts to increase their movement speed and to reach their destination more quickly. And after a nerve-wracking day of adventure, they can return to their own home, which can be decorated and customised to their heart’s content. Furniture can be produced with the new furniture handicrafting skill. The change of the seasons bestows ever-changing, breath-taking panoramas on the housing area.

About AION
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 29th of February 2012, allowing players to experience the entire game content for free.

Gameforge – We create worlds
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, Eligium – The Chosen One and RaiderZ. They also offer browser based online games such as the award-winning Ikariam and OGame. The company employs around 600 employees at its locations in Karlsruhe and Berlin. Gameforge was founded in 2003 by CEO Alexander Rösner. Renowned investor Accel Partners has held shares in Gameforge AG since 2007.
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