Official Site: Aion
Studio: NCsoft West
Launch Date: September 22, 2009
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Aion Classic NA confirms server merges are coming on September 19

The classic chestnut of smooshing two MMORPG servers together in order to bolster the overall population is happening once more, this time to a...

Aion NA updates its Apsaranta PvP battleground with new items, features, and events

This week is seeing a refresh to the battlefield of Apsaranta in Aion NA, as the Apsaranta: The Leap update introduces a swath of...

Aion Classic EU issues free items as an apology for accidentally opening an instance ahead of time

There was something of a surprise for both the players and the developers of Aion Classic EU, and not the pleasant one. Gameforge apparently...

Aion Classic EU summons the Storm in Balaurea with today’s 2.0 update

A storm has arrived to players of Aion Classic EU, but not the meteorological kind; it's a storm of content! Presumably, anyway. One way...

Aion Classic EU’s Storm in Balaurea launches new maps, dungeons, and passes on August 16

Gameforge and NCsoft are hyping up a big and unique rollout for European Aion Classic players, and as of this morning, we know when...

NCsoft Q2 2023: Throne & Liberty delayed as revenues, mobile games, and MMOs decline

While we've already covered the major delay to Throne & Liberty revealed during NCsoft's investor call this week, there was more to the financial...

Aion Classic EU announces 2.0 Storm in Balaurea with new zones, instances, and a level cap bump

European Aion players, ready your wings, as Gameforge is rolling out Update 2.0: Storm in Balaurea to Aion Classic at some point in what's...

Gameforge delays Aion EU’s ‘Classic 2.0’ release a month to give players ‘more time to fully enjoy the current version’

Back in May, Aion EU shared a 2023 roadmap that featured plans for "Classic 2.0" to launch at the end of this month. However,...

Aion EU adds amulets, Aion Classic EU grants a free bundle of goodies

While the launch of Aion Classic in Europe has received the most attention this past spring, it is prudent not to forget that regular...

The Stream Team: Poeta justice in Aion Classic

Restarting in Aion Classic was the right move for Massively OP's MJ. She really enjoyed seeing the old zones again -- even if it...

The Stream Team: Back to the beginning in Aion Classic

Today is the 13th Massiversary of MOP's MJ. To commemorate the day, she's returning back to the beginning, to the game that brought her...

Aion Classic EU blames ‘criminal entities with malicious intentions’ for its ongoing DDoS attacks

The EU version of Aion Classic is continuing to face DDoS attacks that started disrupting the game earlier this week, which has prompted Gameforge...

Gameforge is sunsetting Swords of Legends Online not quite two years after launch

I wish I could say nobody saw this coming, but unfortunately, the writing has been on the wall for a while: Gameforge announced this...

Aion Classic EU maps out the rest of 2023 while compensating players for DDOS outages

Gameforge has release a roadmap and dev blog for the EU version of Aion Classic this morning, talkng up the game's success so far....

The MOP Up: Netmarble and Take-Two finances are powered by MMOs

We have a couple more earnings reports to, er, report to you today. Netmarble's Q1 2023 financials reported $472.4M in revenue, with MMORPGs making...

NCsoft West restructures as NC America, with shared CM for Lineage II, Aion, and Blade & Soul

Back in February, we reported on a wave of layoffs that struck NCsoft West, which saw 20% of its workforce handed their walking papers...

One Shots: Day one of the conquest

There's nothing like that heady feel of stepping out into the game world for the first time, taking in the sights of the newbie...

Aion Classic is granting sub benefits to North American players for a whole month

Aion Classic is having a bit of a moment this spring. It finally launched for European players, and then the North American branch launched...

NCsoft’s Aion Classic launches the Revenant class and new Telos zone

Aion Classic's big news this spring has until now been focused on the launch of Classic in Europe under the Gameforge sigil, but this...

Casually Classic: Eight legacy MMOs to satisfy that old school craving

It was just five years ago in 2018 that MassivelyOP formally recognized an interesting and heartening trend in the MMO space: the rise of...