Nicolas Stumpf, Product Director of AION Free-to-Play at Gameforge: "This step allows us to enable even more players a straightforward point of entry to AION. It is part of our strategy to keep the still massive player count over the longer term and in doing so, generate the maximum level of fun within the exciting world of Atreia."
To help boost the Asmodian race, new players who select this type for their first character will receive a free Gold Pack when they reach level eight.
For users who have been playing AION Free-to-Play via the Gameforge Live client up to now, there is no change. The game will continue to be available directly via http://aion.gameforge.com.
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.
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 and employs 450 members of staff. The portfolio includes client-based games such as the award winning AION Free-to-Play, TERA: Fate of Arun, Metin2 (Europe's most successful MMO), HEX: Shards of Fate, Orcs Must Die! Unchained, Runes of Magic, Elsword and Wizard101. Popular browser-based games such as OGame and Ikariam as well as a growing portfolio of mobile games complete their offering. For more information please visit http://corporate.gameforge.com/.