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  MapleStory Anime makes European debut
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03/05/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Luxemburg – 5 th March, 2014: Nexon Europe is thrilled to announce the arrival of MapleStory Anime, a fantastical tale from the acclaimed Mad House Studio, adapted from the world of the popular MMORPG.

Set over 26 episodes, MapleStory Anime follows the exploits of the beloved MapleStory characters and the dangerous world they inhabit during the battles on Victory Island, taking on the deadly Zekta Monsters to prevent the destruction of the World Tree.

The hit show, originally aired on TXN in Japan and SBS in Korea, will be available with English and Dutch subtitles and can be viewed for free at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB2y0H-x_V2iqlNbLBVrDwMxDrAxA8dkO. New episodes will be added every Wednesday.

“We’re really excited to expand the MapleStory universe and bring our community more of the high quality entertainment they deserve,” said Anna Kwon, Lead product manager at Nexon Europe. “The producers of MapleStory Anime, Mad House Studio, are responsible for some of the finest anime out there, so they were the perfect people to take on the ambitious project of creating a fresh story for Nexon’s beloved characters. It has proven a huge success so far and we know our European players will love it.”

To celebrate the arrival of the show, Nexon Europe has prepared several in-game MapleStory events where players have a chance to win specially designed items and characters from the animation. For more information and to get involved, visit the MapleStory website at http://maplestory.nexoneu.com and the official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/maplestoryeurope.

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About MapleStory

MapleStory is a free2play 2D Fantasy MMORPG first launched in South Korea in April 2003, allowing players to delve deep into an exciting online adventure to fight monsters, solve quests and join fellow gamers. Since then, MapleStory was able to delight nearly 100 million players worldwide by now; establishing Nexon’s fantastic journey through Maple World as one of the most successful online games. More than 2 million European players are contributing to this huge community since May 2007, when the European service started in English, German, Spanish, French and Dutch.

About Nexon Europe

Established in March 2007, Nexon Europe is one of the leading publishers of free-to-play MMOs in Europe. The company has brought the worldwide hit casual MMORPG MapleStory to Europe in May 2007, and the successful FPS Combat Arms in January 2009. With the launch of the 3D action MMORPG Vindictus in 2011, Nexon Europe has strengthened its position as a promising publisher in Europe. Next to these in-house franchises, Nexon Europe was also able to acquire and fully operate Atlantica Online, an innovative, tactical MMORPG; Dekaron, an authentic action MMORPG set in a grim fantasy universe; and the action-packed FPS War Rock. The newest additions to its growing portfolio are Navy Field 2 alongside the legendary FPS game Counter-Strike Online in Turkey. For 2014, the company’s first browser-based full-scale MMORPG Arcane Chronicles and fun-packed, action fighting game Lost Saga will join as new line-ups. For more information on Nexon Europe and its games, please visit the official website at www.nexoneu.com.

Press contact

Will Beckett | Premier | E: will.beckett@premiercomms.com | T: +44 (0)207 292 5067

Yunus Ibrahim | Premier | E: yunus.ibrahim@premiercomms.com | T: +44 (0)207 292 7379