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