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"Free Items Day" event kicks off.

LOS ANGELES - March 10, 2009 – MapleStory players can look forward to March 11 when Nexon America invites all users to try any item in the cape, overall, hat or shoe category for free for one day. In this special “Free Items Day” event, players of this popular MMORPG can visit the in-game cash shop to customize their avatars and try on new looks throughout the day without spending a dime.

“This is a stimulus package for the MapleStory community,” said Min Kim, vice president of Nexon America. “While all of our games are free-to-play, this is a great opportunity for players to check out what the Cash Shop in MapleStory has to offer and have fun with different looks without any impact on their wallets.”

In addition to the March 11 “Free Items Day,” MapleStory players can also log-in to enjoy the game’s recent updates including:

• Crimsonwood Keep Party Quest- Players and their fellow classmates can unite in battle through seven stages that test agility, wit, and unity.

• Expansion of the Buddy List – Players can now add up to 100 friends.

• Masteria Mob Invasion - GM’s will be summoning a swarm of Masteria’s monsters to invade maps and challenge Maplers.

Since the successful launch in North America in 2005, MapleStory has been paving the way for other online MMORPG titles to emulate for its robust user community and the ability to personalize in-game characters in endless combinations. Filled with vibrant backgrounds and charming characters, players interact with each other online through chatting, trading, fun mini-games as well as participating in exciting game play. Groups of players can also ally together in parties or guilds to socialize, hunt monsters, and venture through the immersive lands on thrilling quests.

About Nexon America Inc.

Nexon America Inc. is the North American operations and publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world’s leader in 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 of Mabinogi, and the fast-paced, first-person shooter Combat Arms. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the item selling business model, in which users access the full game for free and can later opt to pay for game enhancements.


Bob Holtzman

Nexon America Inc.


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