This is not a joke. There'll be "themed content"that lets you "Hone your skills with familiar faces" and "compete in thrilling mini-games".
Check out a sneak peek at Maple Story 2, which is slated to go into close beta this year in South Korea. The game's release date is still TBA.
It fits, considering the new cutesy MapleStory won't be its typical side-scrolling self.
Meanwhile, over in Europe, this is happening. Korea's most popular musical export lends his gentlemanly style to two of Korea's most popular online gaming exports. I can see PSY in MapleStory, but Combat Arms?
President Barack Obama basically annihilated Mitt Romney in a new poll in the key swing state of Ohio. Too bad for Obama that the vote only involved players of the online game Maple Story.
Barack Obama has triumphed over both ignorance and the Republican primary field, in an unofficial and moderately alarming poll of players of the cartoony multiplayer online video game MapleStory.
Maplestory, an online game that's been running since 2003 (2005 in North America), lets players get married. It also lets them get divorced. And that's where it gets interesting.
So, that enormous data trespass that Korean online powerhouse Nexon revealed last week was bad. Bad enough to be the second-largest such incursion in Korean history. If you think that sounds like there've been some other big security breaches, then you're right.
The second-largest data breach in South Korea's history compromised the personal information of more than 13 million subscribers to the Nexon MMO MapleStory, but none of those accounts are held outside of Korea, the publisher said Saturday.
About 10 days ago, Nexon, the publisher of MapleStory found three out of four marriages initiated in-game end in divorce. So MapleStory's next content update will include features that emphasize couples sticking together.
MapleStory, the South Korean sidescrolling MMO (above), allows players to get hitched if they so choose. Sadly, many of the unions are not parted by death but divorce—20,344 out of 26,982, to be precise.
Admit it, you've been playing Nexon's adorable side-scrolling MMO MapleStory for years, hiding your age behind your joyously big-headed avatar. It's time to finally share your secret passion with the world via Facebook's MapleStory Adventures.
MapleStory, the blockbuster Korean MMO game, has turned up on more platforms than just the PC. It's on the Nintendo DS, for example! It's also available on Apple's iOS platforms.
The Mainichi Daily News is running a three part series on online game addiction.
Starting this week, 2D action MMORPG Maple Story is getting chewing gum from candy maker Lotte. It's available at convenience stores across Japan.
It's created by xl0vemeh, viralerrific and certainly sporting more sprites than cleavage. Fewer old people kissing, too. There's ROFLMATION, too. All good things!
Thanks to numerous tips, Kotaku has now confirmed with staff at Nexon America that the company's Vancouver-based development studio has shuttered its doors today, leaving upwards of 90 employees looking for jobs.
MapleStory's Singapore distributor looks to cut down on a rash of home-run pirate servers, as a plucky teen take the world of big-headed platform battles into his own bedroom.