Nexon America Celebrates Fourth Anniversary of MapleStory

May 7, 2009

Nexon America Celebrates Fourth
Anniversary of MapleStory

MapleStory parties for its fourth
anniversary with loads of special events, items, quests and rewards for players

Nexon America Inc. welcomes gamers
to celebrate the fourth anniversary of its epic free-to-play game, MapleStory. 
Launched on May 11, 2005, MapleStory became a legend in online games with its
amazing social features, rich art style and open world opportunities. Players
have flocked to MapleStory with over 92 million worldwide users and over six
million users in North America.

Maplers have traveled through the
many lands of the game’s vast world, as well as unleashed the game’s traits of
individuality and freedom beyond its game borders. Players have turned
MapleStory into an online video mainstay through blogs, community fan sites and
fan videos. Over 200,000 videos are available by searching MapleStory at
YouTube.

“After four years of service in
North America, MapleStory continues to evolve and surprise us all. We are very
grateful to our loyal fans and this celebration is for them,” said Min Kim,
Nexon America’s Vice President of Marketing. “MapleStory fans have helped create
something special and we’re going to reward them with new, exciting content to
enjoy throughout the summer and beyond.”

The anniversary celebration will
feature:

  • Fourth Anniversary Maple Weapons –
    Monsters will be dropping special anniversary weapons. Or the players can
    exchange previous anniversary weapons and Maple Leaves for new Fourth
    Anniversary Weapons, Maple Hats, Maple Shields, Maple Earrings, or Fourth
    Anniversary Scrolls.

  • Item Upgrades – Maple Hat and
    Maple Earrings obtained through monsters are upgradable using Maple Leaves.
    The earrings can be upgraded by completing additional quests.

  • Leveling Up Event – Each time
    players levels up, they will receive Maple Leaves. The number of Maple Leaves
    rewarded will vary depending on the level. Higher level players will receive
    more Maple Leaves.

  • GM Events – The GMs will run
    special events and summon last year’s anniversary boss, Big Puff Daddy, at
    random times.

  • Monster Transformations – Any
    player can transform into one of MapleStory’s monsters for a given period of
    time.

  • 4 Candle Event – Nexon is giving
    away 1,200 prizes over 40 days, including in-game items, Nexon Game Cards,
    digital cameras, iPod Touch and a laptop computer. Players who play for 40
    minutes will receive a candle. Once a player has a candle, they can receive up
    to four pieces of cake for each successive 40 minutes of game play. Players
    who get four pieces of the cake will have a chance to win.

  • Maple Quiz – Players can take the
    Maple Quiz. For every question a player gets right, five Maple Leaves and a
    special cake will be rewarded.

There will also be daily events to
commemorate the anniversary. Go to

http://maplestory.nexon.net
  for further details.