Dates Set For Aion Open Beta, Pre-order Head Start

on August 27, 2009 2:14 PM

One of the MMOs I’ve been keeping my eyes on for the last year or so is Aion: Tower of Eternity.  The closed beta sessions are done, the game is nearing its release, which happens later next month.  Before that, however, they’re going to give everyone a chance to try it out in an open beta format, for about a week.  September 6-13 anyone will be able to download version 1.5 of the game and experience the first 30 levels of what this new MMO has to offer.  Sounds like a pretty good deal to me, since I was unsure if I actually wanted to pre-order the title, or get heavily involved in it at all.

Also announced was the pre-order head-start that we heard about a while ago.  If you pre-order the game, you’ll get a two-day head-start over the rest of the world.  That head-start will begin on September 20.  There’s still time to pre-order from any major brick-and-mortar store to qualify for that head-start option.

Aion officially releases on September 22 in North America and September 25 in Europe and seems to be shaping up to be a great-looking game.  I would expect nothing less from NCSoft.

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Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.