Maple Story Launched In Europe

Nexon Group has announced the launch of its popular and completely free to play online game, MapleStory, across Europe. Originally launching in South Korea in April 2003, the immensely successful MapleStory already boasts over 67 million registered users across Asia and North America.

MapleStory is a unique 2D, side-scrolling, massively multiplayer online role-playing game, featuring charming, hand-drawn graphics and simple, yet impressively deep gameplay mechanics. Players in MapleStory can look forward to facing exciting quests and fearsome – not to mention cute! – monsters as they journey through a colourful and lively world, bursting with the best elements from both popular online RPGs and classic 2D platform games.

Players can enjoy a multitude of different skills, spells and abilities throughout MapleStory, as well as numerous community features, including detailed friends lists, communication through humorous character animations and the facility to form Guilds and adventure parties. On top of this, MapleStory retains a simple, user-friendly interface, making it suitable for gamers of all ages, gender and gaming experience.

Players can customise and personalise their in-game characters through the purchase of costume accessories and player enhancements via a microtransaction system. This involves pre-purchasing ‘NEXON cash’ that can be exchanged for goods and services at a special cash shop within the game. NEXON Europe plans to fully support the game with weekly updates including new game modes, quests, player skills and in-game items, as well as regular in-game events specifically designed to tie in with major European cultural events.

For more details, and to register to play the game itself, visit the official MapleStory Europe website at