NCsoft is pleased to reveal an all-new selection of screenshots for Aion, the biggest MMO release of 2009! In Aion, players take to the skies as powerful winged beings to battle for the fate of Atreia, a planet shattered by civil war.
The first set of these screenshots reveal the two class specializations, Templar and Gladiator, which players can choose to pursue in Aion when they select to play as the strong and weapons-proficient Warrior.
Templars are brave souls who must hold the frontline, using their shields to block and parry attacks while waiting for a weakness to show itself before retaliating. Templars become more powerful when struck; they can only reveal their full potential when they are in the midst of combat.
Gladiators are the true melee masters of Atreia; vicious and beastly - constantly training to perfect the various fighting styles their class excels in. Much like the Warrior class that they emerged from, a Gladiatorís power comes from sheer, brutal strength - to see one of these behemoths in combat is a truly awe-inspiring sight.
This second set of screenshots reveals the two Scout class specializations, Ranger and Assassin, which players can choose to pursue in Aion when they select to play as the agile and cunning Scout.
Rangers are experienced Scouts who have shunned the idea of working within a regular military unit, choosing instead to work alone or in specialist teams. They are solitary figures with finely honed survival instincts and the ability to endure even in the harshest of environments. Regarding their weaponry, Rangers are expert archers, and can set traps in anticipation of an oncoming enemy. Trained in the use of daggers, so are able to engage in combat regardless of the enemyís proximity.
Assassins are a mysterious class. It is clear that these men and women are valuable characters indeed, able to strike silently and with devastating consequences at vulnerable targets, effectively bringing down whole groups with a single action. Whispers and rumor say they follow no god, and instead follow the star of death for instruction. Assassins themselves are fairly weak, and when prematurely discovered, rarely survive the inevitable consequences.
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The MMO genre spreads its wings and takes flight in Aion, the latest title from developer NCsoft and the most anticipated new MMO of 2009. Aion is a visually stunning massively multiplayer online RPG where you fight in an epic celestial war between twin races of winged beings. Wielding devastating powers and the capability of genuine flight, you must restore the balance to a beautiful world shattered by cataclysm. Customize your online experience like never before, including character, weapons and item customization, in preparation for story-driven quests and innovative combat on land and in the air. Choose your side, spread your wings, and claim your rightful place among the immortals.