NCsoft: One MMO Down, One MMO Up

Posted by | November 22, 2008

So now that NCsoft has dug a grave for Tabula Rasa, what’s next on the unhallowed list of new releases?

Aion: Tower of Eternity is scheduled to release in Korea this year, and to the rest of the civilized world in 2009. The game involves a dream-setting, ancient god-monsters, and flying combat. It’s built around the same graphics engine in Far Cry, one CryEngine, and looks damn pretty if you’re into the asian Final Fantasy art style.

In the continuing tradition of unoriginality, Aion offers the standard classes, you know, beatstick, sniper, one-shotting ninja bastard, mage and priest. The only real wrinkle is that at some point, characters grow wings and take to the sky. Aerial duels seem to be a strong part of Aion’s design, but it remains to be seen if they can match the dogfights in City of Heroes, or if it’ll simply be a rehash of ground combat at two-thousand feet.

In the meantime, take a look at this promo video. Maybe you’ll see something you like.

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