NCSoft's has today released the first major expansion for its fairly popular MMO Aion, and it's completely free. Sort of. We think.
In Aion: Assault on Balaurea, players will team up to "launch a massive counter assault against the invading Balaur in their homeland. Along with the ability to explore new and updated zones and instances, the expansion provides players with an increased level cap, new weapons, items and skills as well as enhanced flight mechanics. Because exploring is never fun alone, Aion introduces completely unique, functional pets equipped with in-game benefits to keep characters company along the way."
That's out in US, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore today. Confusingly, the PR says it hits retail in Europe on Friday, with an SRP of €29.99. That looks like the bundle price for the game, the expansion plus the "exclusive premium Speckled Ailu (Panda) Pack pet along with a limited-time retailer specific pet exclusive". Or something.
In UK the participating retailer is Game. Hit the source link for more info.
Are you all about that? Here's a slightly less confusing trailer: