Aion release date confirmed for North America, Europe

After several months of teasing players with impressive screenshots and trailers, Korean-based developer NCsoft has finally dated their highly anticipated MMO Aion: The Tower of Eternity for North America and Europe. Aion will hit North American shores on September 22, while European gamers will have to find something to distract themselves with for three more days until they can get their copies on September 25.

But if the idea of physically getting up and out of the house to buy the game at the local brick-and-mortar sounds unnecessarily strenuous, players can also download Aion through Steam, Direct2Drive, or

In the meantime, those of us just itching for some fantasy MMO goodness can pre-order the game to gain access to pre-launch beta events and loads of swag.