Aion's Open Beta, Early Access Program Dated

As NCsoft prepares to launch Aion in North America on September 22 and Europe come September 25, the company has detailed the means by which players can get an early playable glimpse of the PC MMORPG and its persistent fantasy world of Atreia. nope An open beta will run from September 6 though 13, during which players will be unable to progress past level 30. This will allow "players to focus on getting to the same level so they can explore the lands of Atreia together," explained NCsoft.

Additionally, those that pre-order the game from participating retailers will be able to "Pre-Select" their character name and server on September 18, with pre-ordering folk also getting early access to the fresh servers, and thus a headstart, on September 20.