NCsoft has announced starting February 27, it will be hosting and event in Aion called Rallying the Troops which will allow players to get a head start before update 3.0, Ascension, hits.
The event will also reward new, returning, and current players with various items, stats and free play time.
Aion will go free-to-play on February 28 in Europe and the change-over will occur simultaneously for the English, French, and German language versions.
After the F2P launch, the team will focus on implementing update 3.0, which is set to go live in the spring.
Aion goes free-to-play in the US this spring,