16 December 2009
NEXON Europe today announces the launch of a brand new expansion pack for their free-to-play MMORPG MapleStory. This update includes the eagerly awaited Pirates job class and Leafre map addition, plus a whole number of events that will keep players entertained throughout the holiday season.
The Pirate job class has arrived in MapleStory! This highly anticipated update will allow European Maplers the chance to experience new gameplay features, which can be used throughout the entire Maple World. It also opens a variety of new maps, many of which are aboard the Pirate ship, Nautilus, the ultimate Pirate haven. Once a pirate, players can develop their characters and choose one of two paths through tiers of job progression. Pirates can advance to become Brawlers, the masters of hand-to-hand combat, or Gunslingers, dynamic quick-draws that drown foes in a hail of iron lead, for a 2nd Job, Marauders and Outlaws as a 3rd Job.
As well as the Pirates addition, a brand new map will also be revealed for players today. Leafre is an egg themed area found in the West of Ossyria, and is one of the most powerful places in MapleStory. With some of the strongest monsters and most challenging of quests its debut also sees the arrival of the fourth job advancement in Europe soon. High level players and those on their way can enjoy this town that is definitely worth a visit.
To celebrate this holiday season and as a gift to all European Maplers, a number of in-game events are also being announced. Players can expect a number of special promotions, special quests and exciting events with luring rewards to enjoy in and around the game throughout the festive days.
To find out more about the pirates expansion visit http://maplestory.nexoneu.com/Promotion/Pirate
To stay on top of Maple news you can follow MapleStory Europe on Twitter here http://twitter.com/MapleStory_EU or join the MapleStory Europe Facebook and Bebo groups and make friends with likeminded people.
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Official Pirate trailer
Pirate game play movie
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Pirate game play movie:
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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 92 million registered accounts across the world. MapleStory Europe launched in May 2007 and counts more than 2 million registered players, offering gamers in Europe the chance to play MapleStory in five different languages – English, German, Spanish, French and Dutch.
For further information on MapleStory Europe and to sign-up for the game, please visit
If you’re totally new to MapleStory here’s a bit of background to wet your appetite. The game begins with creating your character by selecting your job, outfit and even hairstyle before embarking on your mission. Players then travel across the colourful land defeating monsters and collecting “Meso” tokens, which can be exchanged for a number of items acquired from a variety of quests. Game players can form guilds, join party quests and chat with friends. They can even create a family and get married, but only with serious planning preparations of course!
About Nexon Europe
Established in March 2007, Nexon Europe is the European publishing arm of Nexon and has brought the worldwide hit casual MMORPG “MapleStory” to Europe in May 2007.
With the recent launch of the anticipated First-Person-Shooter “Combat Arms”, Nexon Europe has aggravated the position of a promising publisher in Europe. For more information on Nexon Europe and our games, please visit our official website at www.nexoneu.com and our blog http://blog.nexoneu.com.