Aion’s Official NA website, Aion Online, has updated with more news about Closed Beta 5, which is coming this weekend.
Here is a bit of it:
Especially exciting for us is to introduce a first round of English audio, allowing you all to have a small taste of a more completely localized version of Aion. As we have announced before we are committed to releasing Aion with all its content adjusted and culturalized into top-notch English, including character voices and voice-overs. Keep in mind that these are currently implemented as a beta feature and that they will contain minor irregularities and bugs. Bear with us as we work to polish this and extend the volume of content even more in the foreseeable future. You will be able to log in to the game no later than on Friday noon PDT (8 PM BST, 9 PM CEST), marking the exciting dawn for two entirely new game servers for each territory. In order to promote newcomers to join these new servers, character creation will be disabled on all other servers during the beginning of the event.”
So, we will finally get to hear the first of the “westernized” voice-overs. I am really looking forward to this as the default eastern voices really grate on my nerves. Not only will the cut scenes have voice overs, but we will also get to hear some of the NPC voices.
In addition, we will get to see the first of the tutorial videos and the Racial Prologues. I have been awaiting both of these, and I am glad to see them in.
Looks like the beta is moving forward and this shows how close they are to being ready for release. I am a bit disappointed that we aren’t getting version 1.2, which takes out a lot of the grind in the mid-twenties and thirties but I am still very happy with this announcement.