Aion Classic launches in Europe in 2023

Gameforge has announced that Aion Classic will launch in Europe for PC in early 2023. NCSoft launched the revived MMORPG in the Americas in June 2021.

Details are somewhat scarce, but Aion Classic will be based on version 2.0 of the MMORPG. Additionally, the game will be free-to-play, but Gameforge states that the optional subscription Siel’s Aura will be available, which improves item gain and experience acquisition.

The announcement can be found below. The official website is here.

Today, Gameforge — leading Western publisher of popular multiplayer online games including AIONNosTaleOGame, and Metin2 — revealed AION Classic is coming to PC in Europe. In early 2023, players will return to the game’s foundations and relive the war between the Elyos and Asmodians, while also dealing with the ever-present threat of the Balaur lurking at the threshold to the Abyss Gate.

When AION Classic launches in Europe, the goal will be to introduce the content of the original AION based directly on version 2.0. In time, Gameforge expects people across Europe to experience the same original adventures and remember exactly why this MMORPG is beloved by millions of players around the world.

“Today, we are happy to share that the highly anticipated release of AION Classic is coming soon to Europe,” said Nyoka, Product Manager at Gameforge in charge of AION. “Working with our development partners at NCSoft is crucial in order to ensure that the European release builds upon the experience of other territories, while also sorting out technical aspects that will ensure a fun, and smooth gaming experience for our players.” 

AION Classic is a permanent server which offers all MMORPG lovers a fresh start in the world of Atreia. along with additional balancing and quality-of-life improvements. The European Classic server will start with the 2.0 update.

Players new and old will be able to explore the vast and unique realm of Atreia, discover or enjoy iconic dungeons and take part in the battle between Elyos and Asmodians.

What to expect from AION Classic

  • Enjoy PvE content up to level 55 on various maps and instances like Dark Poeta, the Baranath Dredgion, and more!
  • Charge into battle with massive PvP content including Rifts, Dredgions and Fortress Battles
  • Take to the skies and prepare for flying combat in the Abyss
  • Choose different professions to craft gear and consumables

Like in other regions, Siel’s Aura and Daeva Pass features will be available to provide additional rewards. Additionally, exclusive content such as the new dungeons or the recently added new classes will also be introduced in Europe with future updates for AION Classic.

AION is a visually stunning, free-to-play MMORPG where you ascend to divinity and fight in a decades long war between two rivaling factions. Wielding divine powers and the capability for true flight, you must bring salvation to your people and restore balance to the vast and beautiful world of Atreia, now shattered by the Cataclysm.