Ncsoft Reveals Limited Collectors Edition Content For Aion

May 29, 2009


NCsoft, the world’s premier
publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today
announced the details for the Aion® standard and Limited Collector’s Edition
retail products. NCsoft expects to launch Aion, its highly anticipated fantasy
MMO game, in the West this fall. Aion has exceeded expectations and captivated
gaming populations in Korea, where it won the prestigious Grand Award of 2008
and in China, where Aion garnered unprecedented numbers of paying players during
its launch week last month. In Aion, players explore a celestial world of
breath-taking beauty and epic adventure. Players create either winged Elyos or
Asmodian avatars, sworn enemy races that discover a common foe: the twisted and
depraved Balaur.

When Aion launches, players can
purchase the Aion Limited Collector’s Edition box through multiple retail
channels. The centrepiece of the Aion Limited Collector’s Edition box is a
16.5cm hand-painted figurine of the powerful Aiva, a female winged Asmodian
Daeva. Aiva sports detachable wings and wields a removable axe. The Limited
Collector’s Edition features several exclusive in-game items, including the
Black Cloud Wings, which greatly enhance flight time, the Black Cloud Earring,
which boosts health and mana while playing, and an exclusive title that enhances
an avatar’s abilities.

Additional in-game items include two
exclusive character animations, called emotes, as well as a special dye colour
to customize player avatars’ equipment. Opening the box uncovers two dual-sided
posters depicting maps of Elysea and Asmodae, the home regions of the two player
races. The Aion Limited Collector’s Edition box also contains the official Aion
soundtrack by composer Yang Bang-Ean (known as Ryo Kunihiko in Japan), the Aion
game client on two DVDs, a quick reference card, and a game manual.

Aion’s standard version first
production run is packaged in a premium SteelBook metal case, which includes the
game DVDs, a user manual, and a quick reference card.

In Aion, players experience the
thrill of flight as a strategic and integral part of gameplay that touches
combat, quests, and exploration. In addition to unprecedented character
customization and unmatched visuals, Aion invites players to soak up its
breath-taking world through exploration of more than 1,500 quests, intense
visceral combat, and a deep crafting system. For the first time in an MMO, Aion
introduces a new game system that pits players against each other and their
environment simultaneously in an otherworld zone called the Abyss.

The Aion Limited Collector’s Edition
will sell at an anticipated price of 54.99, while the Aion standard edition
will sell at an anticipated price of 34.99. Both retail packages include 30
days of game time. After 30 days, a monthly subscription fee of 8.99 for the
game service will apply. Other pricing options will also be available. Pre-order
purchases, available at retail stores June 9, can be applied to the Aion Limited
Collector’s Edition or the standard edition of Aion. Details about pre-order
benefits and subscription pricing options for Aion will be announced at a later

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