When we first caught wind of robots coming to the fantasy world of Aion, our first impulse was to check today's date. Is it April 1st? Nope. That can only mean one thing: The publishers are dead serious about introducing the so-called Aethertech to the free-to-play MMORPG. Trained in both close combat and long distance attacks, the battle mech has several ways of defeating his or her opponent. Metal fists, sharp blades or rocket launchers - you name it. While NCsoft has not given much detail on the upcoming character class, we are pretty sure that the Aethertech will not only make a splendid meat - err, aethershield - but also be able to protect his allies from incoming attacks.
You will have to wait a little bit longer before you can take the robot for a spin, as the new feature will be tested on Korean servers first. So far, there is no official date for Aion 4.5's North American release, but we will keep you posted. Source: Game homepage