MapleStory celebrates its 7th anniversary in style with special patch and events
Luxembourg, 28th May 2014: Nexon Europe has the pleasure to announce today the 7thanniversary celebrations of MapleStory, the enormously popular fantasy MMO that has thrilled millions of players worldwide since its inception.
The anniversary patch to the game involves a host of new content that will have Maplers enthralled, taking them on a brand new set of adventures through the timeless Maple World. Old adventurers and new are sure to be delighted by the gifts and characters on offer, each available for a different time frame to take celebrations to the max.
“Time flies when you’re having fun – and we’ve had a lot,” said Anna Kwon, Operation Manager at Nexon Europe. “We’re thrilled to be rewarding our loving community with new content and so many special events to commemorate the occasion. Here’s to another seven happy years!”
Until 11th June, players can help Little Richie prepare his water park and defeat the evil Black Bean. When destroyed, Black Bean will drop a range of treats including special items, Chair of Black Bean, power up scrolls and 7th anniversary coins.
The Red Monster Invasion has already begun and the residents of Maple World need all the help they can get to clear it. Cassandra, who will be handing out daily quests to players over Level 13, will give players a sealed 7th anniversary box, which can only be opened by keys found after defeating one of the Red Monsters. These strange creatures spawn once every three hours in the game world, but will give way to unique 7th anniversary themed gifts. As well as Red Monsters, Maple World has also been subjected to the Cake and Pie Monster invasion! These bosses will spawn in various towns throughout the world.
Also available until 11th June is a special event for MapleStory players that have reached level 200 – the best of the best. The Masters Road will see high level players create their own statues and battle tough enemies to unlock big rewards.
The Five Maple Marble (dice) Event sees players take each other on in an epic Maple Story board game to unlock special 7th anniversary coins. These coins can be traded in at the NPC Inkwell for more 7th anniversary items and players can get coins in the game.
A new button has also been added to the game, for an easier character selection process. This can be found in the game menu and lets players change characters without having to log out from the game.
MapleStory is a free2play 2D Fantasy MMORPG first launched in South Korea in April 2003, allowing players to delve deep into an exciting online adventure to fight monsters, solve quests and join fellow gamers. Since then, MapleStory was able to delight nearly 100 million players worldwide by now; establishing Nexon’s fantastic journey through Maple World as one of the most successful online games. More than 2 million European players are contributing to this huge community since May 2007, when the European service started in English, German, Spanish, French and Dutch.
About Nexon Europe
Established in March 2007, Nexon Europe is one of the leading publishers of free-to-play MMOs in Europe. The company has brought the worldwide hit casual MMORPG MapleStory to Europe in May 2007, and the successful FPS Combat Arms in January 2009. With the launch of the 3D action MMORPG Vindictus in 2011, Nexon Europe has strengthened its position as a promising publisher in Europe. Next to these in-house franchises, Nexon Europe was also able to acquire and fully operate Atlantica Online, an innovative, tactical MMORPG; Dekaron, an authentic action MMORPG set in a grim fantasy universe; and the action-packed FPS War Rock. The recent additions to its growing portfolio are Navy Field 2 alongside the legendary FPS game Counter-Strike Online in Turkey. For 2014, the company’s first browser-based full-scale MMORPG Arcane Chronicles and fun-packed, action-fighting game Lost Saga will join as new line-ups. Furthermore, with United Eleven, a browser-based, cross-platform football management game, Nexon Europe is seeking to reach diverse players globally. For more information on Nexon Europe and its games, please visit the official website at www.nexoneu.com.