With the new Aion expansion, Steel Cavalry, just around the corner, developers NCSoft have released a new video of the Aethertech, one of the new classes to be introduced to the game.
The Aethertech will bring new playstyles to the popular MMO in a free expansion, alongside two new instances, more skills, balances and improvements.
According to NCSoft, “The Steel Cavalry has arrived and players will quickly discover that the Aethertech class is leading the charge. Technological breakthroughs from harnessing the power in Hyperion’s Aether have dramatically advanced Elyos and Asmodian armies. Aethertechs employ key-shaped Cipher-Blades to summon magical war machines, called Bastions, to ride into battle. Joining Aion’s multitude of dungeons are The Illuminary Obelisk and Iron Wall Warfront, two new instances to challenge and reward players.”
NCSoft also released details of the two new instances players can look forward to.
The Illuminary Obelisk
Built to protect Katalam from an outside attack, The Illuminary Obelisk is a point of strategic interest. The Obelisk houses a shielding device that has been sabotaged by Beritra's 43rd Destruction Unit. Daevas must bolster their forces and advance on the Obelisk to regain control of its defensive power if they hope to repair the shielding unit and turn the tides of war in their favor.
Iron Wall Warfront
Governor Pashid held a slim victory over the Eternal Bastion, but had suffered heavy losses from previous battles. Elyos and Asmodian spies discovered that Pashid's forces had dwindled to the point of weakness, and that now is the opportune moment to press their advantage. A new Warfront has erupted to claim the Eternal Bastion!
Steel Cavalry will arrive in early 2014, and will be free to all users.