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LOS ANGELES – May 22, 2014Nexon today revealed the first gameplay video for its upcoming MMORPG MapleStory 2. Captured directly from the game engine in its Alpha state, the video highlights how the game will play in full 3D, including sequences of combat, skills, new environments and boss fights. New gameplay elements to the MapleStory franchise including wall-climbing, swimming and driving are also showcased.

Following on from this asset release, Nexon Korea has announced its plans to recruit MapleStory 2 supporters who will be invited to an exclusive ‘Supporter’s Day’ in late June, where they will get to see the game as well as discuss its progress with the developers.

MapleStory 2 has been in development since 2010 and takes place in an era prior to the original MapleStory. The game will enter closed beta in Korea in 2014 with a worldwide release schedule to be confirmed at a later date.

About Nexon America, Inc.

Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world’s leader in free-to-play massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company’s growing library of titles includes the world-famous franchise MapleStory, the fantasy life Mabinogi, the fast-paced, first-person shooter Combat Arms and the physics-based action game Vindictus.

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