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

NCsoft Q1 2020: Double YoY revenue thanks to Lineage 2M, Tencent to pub Guild Wars 2 in China

Business is booming over in NCsoft's world, though it's not because of its western holdings. In this first quarter of 2020, the South Korean...
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Aion launches its next chapter, Shadows Over Balaurea, on May 27 for North America

Your time in Balaurea in Aion is changing in the game's NA version on May 27th. The game's next chapter is bringing some big changes...

The MOP Up: Grand Theft Auto Online mugs its players

Here's a perfect example of irony. Grand Theft Auto Online tempted players to log in this month with the promise of a free $500,000....

NCsoft is already sunsetting its Aion: Legions of War mobile MMO

It's been a good half a year since we covered Aion: Legions of War, the mobile MMO spun-off from the Aion franchise, back for...

Spring and Easter events drop in Albion Online, Roblox, Runes of Magic, and ARK

Spring is in the air, and if you're largely stuck at home, you may as well enjoy it in your MMOs. Yep, it's getting...

The MOP Up: Darkfall Rise of Agon heats up

No, Darkfall Rise of Agon's map up there didn't just contract chicken pox; that's a "heat map" showing all of the bloodthirsty hot spots...
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Battle Bards Episode 164: Away with the fairies

If you ever walked into a forest glade at the light of the first full moon of the year, you may spy an impish...

The MOP Up: Red Dead Redemption’s puke rope saves the day

Puke may have ended Elvis Presley's life, but it could save yours -- if you're playing Red Dead Redemption 2, that is. Polygon posted...

Jukebox Heroes: Ten MMOs that strongly support their soundtracks

It's one thing to put a lot of music in your MMORPG or even to release that launch-day album. It's another thing entirely to...

NCsoft Q4 2019: It was a rough quarter for MMORPGs, especially Guild Wars 2

NCsoft corporate had a solid financial quarter for the last three months of 2019, with increases in revenue quarter over quarter and year over...

Aion NA’s Return to Katalam update has launched with a massive 2000-person battleground

Aion's North American branch is open for business with yesterday's launch of Return of Katalam, already live in Europe since last fall. As we've...

Mobile MMO Roundup: TERA Frontier’s new name, Aion mobile improves events, MapleStory M’s new hero

Hi there! Would you like some mobile MMORPG news? Don't worry, they're hors d'oeuvre-sized, just like the games themselves. Have yourself some of these...

Aion NA invites players back to Katalam with a new battleground and instances on January 29

NA players of Aion are being beckoned to Katalam with the game's upcoming update. How do I know they're being aimed in Katalam's direction?...

The MOP Up: Funcom delays Moons of Madness’ console release

For those starving in the Secret Worlds Legends content wasteland of 2019, there was at least the single-player spin-off Moons of Madness to enjoy....

The Daily Grind: What’s on your MMO wish list this holiday season?

Really, it's any excuse to pull out the Christmas Llama from Aion. Hopefully, you're getting to a place in your year where you can scale...

Battle Bards Episode 158: Winter returns

Do you feel a little… frozen this winter season? Winter is something amazing to behold, especially when video game composers attempt to capture its unique magic...

TERA 2 rumors resurface thanks to rediscovered character renders and a Project EXA interview

Even though TERA still seems to be going strong for developer Bluehole Studios, that certainly doesn't mean the studio can't keep working on something...

NCsoft Q3 2019: Another flat financial quarter as NCsoft pumps money into NCWest

Given the strange financial quarters that Blizzard, Funcom, Square-Enix, and Nexon had, you're surely wondering how NCsoft fared. And the answer is... about the...

Aion Europe adds a 2,000-player PvP battle and a 12-player dungeon in update 7.2

The European version of Aion has launched its latest big update, with emphasis on "big." As in 2,000-person PvP battle and 12-person dungeon run...

The MOP Up: The Division 2 places the Pentagon under siege

A pair of new narrative missions are coming soon to The Division 2, tasking players with liberating the Pentagon and exploring the DARPA research...