Large-scale PvP MMORPG Aika Online Shutting Down In September

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor August 17, 2021
Share:

Aika Online 3

Roughly a decade ago, I was intrigued by the promise of Aika Online, an MMORPG that promised giant 1000 v. 1000 PvP battles as its primary drawing card. The trailers looked pretty badass, showing up as they did a few ticks before games like Rift or Guild Wars 2 made showing a hundred-plus players on screen at once a regular occurance. Hey, it was 2011, we were all much more easily drawn in by fancy trailers back then.

Suffice it to say, the title didn't exactly set the world on fire. Me, I struggled with its lack of an invert Y-axis feature for about two hours before giving up. Others apparently lasted longer, which led to the surprising news last week that Aika Online would be shutting down. The declaration itself isn't surprising; it's the fact that Aika was apparently still operating that was.

The final day of T3Fun's Aika server will be September 15. Until then, you can enjoy several events for bonus quests, rewards, and XP, but you can no longer purchase currency. More details, such as they are, can be found on the Aika Online website.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

In this article: Aika Online, gpotato, hanbitsoft, T3Fun.

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (2)

Dumbledalf 1 year ago
The trailer advertises the game as 1000 v 1000 PvP, but I don't know if the game ever had that many players, even on launch.

Such an approach can spell the death of a game right from the start. That's why I think it would be much better if a game focuses on PvE and leveling experience first and PvP as small-scale arenas and battlegrounds with 10 vs 10 people so all content is accessible no matter how many players a game has.

View 1 reply

You May Enjoy

Lua’s Prey Unleashes New Co-Op Survival Missions And More To Warframe On All Platforms

Lua’s Prey Unleashes New Co-Op Survival Missions And More To Warframe On All Platforms

Prepping for the Duviri Paradox begins and the 51st frame is released.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 days ago
Wizard101 Launches New "Novus" World And Fall Update, Debuting Archmastery Stat, Beastmoon Forms, And Magic Items

Wizard101 Launches New "Novus" World And Fall Update, Debuting Archmastery Stat, Beastmoon Forms, And Magic Items

Unravel the mysteries of a strange world where dreams become reality.

By Anthony Jones - 3 days ago
Battlefield 2042 Confirms Season 5 For 2023 And Teases Season 4 Details; Free Access Live For PC And Xbox

Battlefield 2042 Confirms Season 5 For 2023 And Teases Season 4 Details; Free Access Live For PC And Xbox

"In Season 5 you're going to see us lean into previous games and how they can show up in the world of 2042."

By Anthony Jones - 3 days ago
Guild Wars 2’ Latest Patch Adds Challenge Mode To Old Lion’s Court Strike Mission

Guild Wars 2’ Latest Patch Adds Challenge Mode To Old Lion’s Court Strike Mission

It also introduces the Primordus legendary variant skin collection.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 days ago
Despite Blizzard’s Efforts To Stop It, Blizzard Albany Is Now Unionized

Despite Blizzard’s Efforts To Stop It, Blizzard Albany Is Now Unionized

This is the second of Blizzard’s QA studios to unionize.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 days ago
Divine Knockout Headed To PlayStation With Free Founder's Packs For December PS+ Users

Divine Knockout Headed To PlayStation With Free Founder's Packs For December PS+ Users

It’s one of the PlayStation Plus monthly games for December.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 4 days ago