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Celebrate MapleStory Europe

MapleStory Europe announces plans for birthday celebrations and reveals its latest jobclass
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

12 May 2010 � For immediate release

MapleStory the popular free-to-play MMORPG is today commemorating its third birthday in Europe. In celebration of this milestone, users can expect to be spoiled with a whole host of exciting events and content updates that are certain to get you in the party mood!

The celebrations begin with the Maple 'Tree� Story event, where users can help raise a Maple tree and collect Maple leaves in return. Maple leaves can be exchanged for weapon upgrades, used in the Maple Leaf quests or even combined to make special Maple Syrup! In addition to all this users can obtain a number of special third anniversary items, exclusive to this birthday period. Getting in the party mood MapleStory's GM's will also drop by to launch the GM Event, and last but not least we see the return of the well loved Cake Boss-Mob. Don't be fooled by this giant strawberry sponge, as it's a resilient character that's tough in combat.

The Cake Boss-Mob is not the only enemy players will face in this birthday update, as MapleStory introduces the notorious Davy John and his band of pirates! In a battle to restore peace to Herb Town, players will have to fight off Davy John and his rogues. If that wasn't quite enough to entertain you, then perhaps the infamous Bossmob Balrog will be. Eagerly seeking revenge on his rival, users can attempt to overthrow him and receive exclusive items that can't be found anywhere else.

The birthday also offers the chance to gain an abundance of extra points and bonus items for those skilled enough. Maplestory's new martial arts temple, Mu Lung Dojo, welcomes gamers in to take on challenges over 38 floors and win Mulung Medals for those that they conquer. Also introducing Monster Carnival season two, where users can continue to win rewards whilst battling it out � monster style!

As another special birthday gift to eager players MapleStory has revealed their next job class, Aran, coming to gamers later this summer. Maplers who want a sneak preview can have a taste of what's to come.

Besides all these huge content releases, users can also expect to double their EXP for a limited period to gain higher levels. Plus as a special birthday gift to all their players NEXON Europe has also permanently increased the EXP earning rate by 130%! The fun just never ends.

With nearly 100 million players worldwide MapleStory is still a global success story, and with this latest series of updates and events we can see why it's still one of the most popular MMORPG's around. Let's raise our glasses, happy birthday MapleStory!

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About MapleStory

MapleStory originally launched in South Korea in April 2003 and quickly went on to become one of the most successful online games of all time, with nearly 100 million registered accounts across the world. MapleStory Europe launched in May 2007 and counts more than 2 million registered players, offering gamers in Europe the chance to play MapleStory in five different languages � English, German, Spanish, French and Dutch.

For further information on MapleStory Europe and to sign-up for the game, please visit

If you're totally new to MapleStory here's a bit of background to wet your appetite. The game begins with creating your character by selecting your job, outfit and even hairstyle before embarking on your mission. Players then travel across the colourful land defeating monsters and collecting "Meso� tokens, which can be exchanged for a number of items acquired from a variety of quests. Game players can form guilds, join party quests and chat with friends. They can even create a family and get married, but only with serious planning preparations of course!

About Nexon Europe

Established in March 2007, Nexon Europe is the European publishing arm of Nexon and has brought the worldwide hit casual MMORPG "MapleStory� to Europe in May 2007.

With the recent launch of the anticipated First-Person-Shooter "Combat Arms�, Nexon Europe has aggravated the position of a promising publisher in Europe. For more information on Nexon Europe and our games, please visit our official website at and our blog

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