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Halloween spooks and beasties on the prowl, with items to be won.

Online trick or treaters beware! Killer spooks and paranormal beasties are on the prowl in the world of NEXON's hugely successful and free to play MMORPG, MapleStory Europe. As part of a month long event celebrating the world-renowned festival of Halloween, MapleStory Europe players can look forward to a wealth of special, Halloween-themed additions to the game, including spooky new quests to solve and new items to be won.

The event, which takes place from October 16th to November 13th, tells the story of Jonas Prendergast, a famed MapleStory toymaker who, following the tragic death of his daughter Sophilia, locks himself away in his mansion never to be seen again. Years later ?and just as Halloween approaches! ?strange sounds can be heard emanating from the haunted Prendergast mansion: could old Prendergast really still be alive? Only by completing the special Halloween quests will players learn the truth, as they enter the Prendergast mansion, face off against an army of spooks and solve the riddle of Sophilia's mysterious death, once and for all!

MapleStory originally launched in South Korea in April 2003 and quickly went on to become one of the most successful online games of all time, with over 89million registered accounts across the world. MapleStory Europe, which launched in May 2007, is the latest iteration of the completely free to play franchise, and offers gamers in Europe the chance to play MapleStory in five different languages ?English, French, German, Spanish and Dutch.

For further information on MapleStory Europe, and to sign-up to the game and take part in the Halloween event, please visit www.mapleeurope.com.

Nexon Corporation

Established in 1994, Nexon developed the first graphic MMORPG, called The Kingdom of the Winds, and ever since, with its diverse and well-received titles, Nexon has quickly become one of Korea's leading publishers of online content. NEXON has an extensive catalog of games to reach players of all ages, interests and regions of the world, and promises to bring them the most enjoyable online excitement ever experienced.

Nexon Europe

Established in March 2007, Nexon Europe is the European publishing arm of Nexon. Following the global success of MapleStory, which counts more than 87 mil. users worldwide, the European version has been launched in May 2007, being available in five different languages: German, French, English, Dutch, and Spanish.

The Korean version of MapleStory was launched in 2003.

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