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02. September 2015

#AskAION Episode 4: Product Director Nic on the 4.8 update, server mergers and a STEAM Version

Karlsruhe, 2/9/2015 – Product Director Nic once again answers numerous community questions on AION Free-to-Play in episode 4 of popular video series ‘#AskAION’. This time around he covers topics such as the upcoming 4.8 update, the coming server merger for an improved game experience and a STEAM edition of the popular fantasy MMO.

Episode 4 of #AskAION – including the innovative blah-blah-O-meter and initial player submissions for ‘Catch-A-Shugo’ can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTKLYWPxFTY

About AION – A New Dawn

AION is Asian premium game development studio NCsoft®’s most successful MMO game and remains one of the most popular titles in South 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, where experienced players help out beginners and both sides benefit. AION has been free-to-play since the 29th February 2012, allowing players to experience the game in its entirety for free.

About Gameforge

With more than 20 titles and over 450 million registered players, Gameforge is the leading provider of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) in the western hemisphere. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, the group offers its online games in more than 75 countries. The portfolio encompasses numerous well-known game industry brands, including prized role-playing games Runes of Magic, AION Free-to-Play and TERA as well as Europe’s most successful MMO, Metin2. The action anime MMORPG SoulWorker adds to the wide-ranging collection, while popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam complete their offering. More information available at http://corporate.gameforge.com/.

Title: AION – A New Dawn
Genre: Fantasy MMORPG
PEGI: 12
Platform: Windows PC
Release Date: 2012
Developer: NCsoft
Languages: DE, FR, IT, PL, ES, EN

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