The first major expansion pack for Aika Online has released and will bring lots of change to the free-to-play MMORPG experience from Gala-Net (supported by micro-transactions). This game not only extends the game-play experience in the game various ways including increasing the level cap for players to level 60, introducing tier 2 class evolutions, nation vs. nation wars, and new free in-game items, but also takes players on an all-new quest storyline that aims to interest and draw in new players as well as refresh the story for current players.
The betrayal in Ashes of Betrayal is perpetuated by none other than Darkrane, a corrupt ruler who has killed the original ruler of Kynari to take over and manipulate all Humans of Kynari. Now civil war face the half-bird, half-human beings and players discover further injustice while battling new monsters across Darkrane Forest and Ashwood. This storyline will reach its climax later this year in an “open-air” dungeon scheduled to be released.
In addition to these new story-line and game-play elements the game’s Relic War (PvP) Mode has been expanded upon greatly. This includes the “underdog nation” item system which will seek to add further balance by outfitting less populated nations with free in-game items. There will also be new premium mounts in the game’s micro-transaction store including the Warrior’s war hamster and the Dual Gunner’s hover-bike which should have long-time fans drooling. Hit the break for screens showing off the new expansion which seems more than worth its weight in this modern day of free-to-play MMORPG content.
Download the game and start playing now here for free (no subscription fees required). Check out some of the following awards the game has been granted as well:
The Korea Game Industry Agency (KoGIA) awarded Aika the prestigious 2009 Best of Show: Prime Minister’s Award, Player’s Choice: Best Online Game, and Best Game Design & Scenario