As an online game, Nexon's MapleStory looks a bit outdated in its 15th year. But the Tokyo-based company plans to make significant changes as it prepares to launch MapleStory 2 for PCs and MapleStory M for mobile devices.
It seems strange that Nexon invested a lot in its first franchise in 2003, but at its peak, Nexon had greater than 92 million MapleStory players during 2009. Since then, the listeners have shrunk dramatically, but Nexon continues to be updating the experience to allow players to revisit the on-site service of games. Last year, I developed a statistic that the experience had 14 million players inside the second quarter, and players who bought Maplestory M Mesos are already rising.
As early as October 2017, Nexon stated that users are inventing more than 273 million characters currently. MapleStory M is a new mobile adventure by the original horizontal scrolling 2D franchise, while MapleStory 2 on the PC will convert the franchise into 3D graphics the first time.
MapleStory M brings MapleStory's nostalgia to mobile, an authentic massively multiplayer online role-playing gaming experience - you can play games on your mobile device. MapleStory M offers the same infinite amount of customization, an immersive storyline, and an epic boss raid that fans expect of the epic MapleStory series.
In MapleStory M, players will return to Maple World using all familiar characters and monsters. Maplers can play five unique MapleStory characters, search for loot in the Daily Dungeons, upgrade, discover new locations, and play with friends in an epic boss battle.
Players can revisit the original MapleStory on mobile devices and explore familiar cities including Henesys, Perion, Kerning City, Elina, and more. They can play live games in real-time in the open-world MMORPG. They can use Maplestory Mobile Mesos to buy a bunch of cosmetic accessories to compete with players from all over the world in rankings, Mu Lung Dojo. They can create or join a guild with friends to challenge challenging epic bosses.