Released back in March 2010, gPotato’s free-to-play fantasy MMORPG Aika Online finally gets its first expansion patch, titled Epic II: Exodus, due to launch on August 11th. Players can expect to see lots of new content and bonuses, as reported in the official press release:
“Aika Online launches into a new era with Epic II: Exodus, the first expansion to this critically-acclaimed MMORPG. Starting August 11th, those bold enough to challenge the new island of Traband will find a frozen wasteland filled with ferocious monsters, challenging quests, and fiercely warring factions. The battle that seemed over has only just begun, so pick your nation and join the war today!
- New Zone: Traband used to be a temperate and beautiful island – before the Dark Legion built a floating city that sucked the warmth from it, turning it into a frozen wasteland where only the most bloodthirsty beasts survive. Now, the warriors of Aika must fight to reclaim the island and save it from the dark forces that threaten its people.
- New Level Cap: Fight your way to the increased level cap at 75 and get brand new skills and items to enhance your power.
- New Mounts: Epic II introduces brand new mounts for each class, from the Rainbow Catacorn to the Black Metal Velostrom.
- Tower Wars: Nations battle to seize control over the three towers in Traband. The nation that commands all three gains access to a special area and suffers no debuffs from the ancient towers! Prepare for the Epic!
Train yourself for the battles ahead by participating in Aika’s pre-launch bonus events. New and old players can take advantage of XP boosts and win free items to prepare for the update.
- Triple XP: Play between August 5th and August 9th to receive three times the XP and buff up your character in preparation for the new challenges of Aika’s Epic II.
- Play for Rewards: Win prizes for every day you play Aika between now and August 11th with Aika’s Play for Rewards summer event. The more you play, the better the prizes. Missed a few days already? You can still join the fun! Submit fan videos or slay your enemies to earn extra days of rewards.
- Hunt Your Enemies: Defeat your foes and collect their skulls to enter a grand raffle for great weapons, items, and more! Enhance the glory of your nation by seizing the grand prize, a unique weapon that only the mightiest can wield. Each skull you collect improves your chance of winning!”