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MapleStory Fest Brings Sold Out Spectacle to Los Angeles

May 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2019--Around 500 fans came together to celebrate beloved MMORPGs MapleStory and MapleStory 2 at the second annual MapleStory Fest on Saturday, May 11 in Downtown Los Angeles. The event, which sold out in just four minutes, brought Nexon developers and fans together for exclusive announcements, games, special prize giveaways, and influencer meet ups!

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Maplers who joined from across the world enjoyed a MapleStorythemed live concert, various brick-building activities sponsored by SOHO Bricks, and got to connect with content creations in person. Cosplay fans got to show off their best MapleStory costumes and fans also won multiple prizes including exclusive DXRacer branded chairs and official merchandise through raffles. All attendees of the event received one-of-a-kind free gifts.

During this event, MapleStory celebrated its 14th anniversary with developers sharing their favorite memories and thanking players for their support. Fans also learned about the upcoming jam-packed summer of updates starting on June 12th, including Pathfinder, the first new character to be released after the Black Mage update.

On May 30th, MapleStory 2 players will also get a new class: Striker, a fearless master of combat who can defeat any enemy with bare-handed martial arts. Alongside the new class comes Eye of Lapenta, which will introduce exciting new storylines, new dungeons and amazing ascendent gear. This summer update also raises the level cap to 70 and activates Rank 2 skills for all jobs.

In addition, content creator programs for MapleStory and MapleStory 2 were announced with applications opening for MapleStory’sBean Brigade and MapleStory 2 ’s Joddy Squad.

To learn more about the summer content updates announced at the event, please visit the MapleStory Fest website and follow @MapleStory and @PlayMaple2 on Twitter for the latest updates.

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About MapleStory

With 14 years of sustained gaming excellence, MapleStory remains a critically-acclaimed classic MMORPG with millions of registered active players around the world. First released in North America in 2005, MapleStory has experienced memorable in-game events, over 274 million created characters, and still is the World’s Largest Online Adventure. For more information about the game, please visit http://maplestory.nexon.net.

About MapleStory 2

The latest addition to the MapleStory universe, MapleStory 2 takes players to colorful new dimensions with vibrant 3D block graphics, a robust set of playable characters, a vast skill progression system, refined customization, and world-building mechanics. MapleStory 2 is an expansive and player-centric MMORPG that offers challenging new adventures with a charmingly charismatic MapleStory twist. For more information about the game, please visit http://maplestory2.nexon.net/.

About Nexon America Inc. http://www.nexon.net

Nexon America, a subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a global leader in online games with more than 80 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon America introduced micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model in 2005, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations, nurturing player communities, and for sustaining titles for years, even decades. Nexon is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the company was placed on the Nikkei Stock Index 300 in 2017.

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CONTACT: Wahid Lodin

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wahid_lodin@bhimpact.com

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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT ELECTRONIC GAMES TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS/CONCERTS ONLINE

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