MapleStory Enters Next Phase With Black Mage: New Beginnings Coming on January 23

MapleStory, the iconic free-to-play global MMORPG from Nexon, is celebrating the defeat of the Black Mage with the newest update called Black Mage: New Beginnings on January 23, 2019.

In the next phase, Maplers will see the level cap increased to level 275 after more than 5 years and face new enemies. Players will also be able to enjoy Maple Alliance celebration events, level 200 Genesis weapons, and epic re-playable battles.

With the Maple Alliance celebration events, players can receive special titles and gift boxes containing unique rewards, including pets, hair/face coupons, Alliance Medals, cubes, flames, and more. Each gift box grants better rewards based on a players Alliance Rank and also has the chance to grant an extra item, such as legendary weapons and equipment, up to 500,000 Maple Points, or damage skins.

Players level 245 and above can relive valiant battles in Tenebris against the Black Mage as well as complete daily quests in these regions as they become permanently available. The game is also bringing new quests where players can obtain a weapon box containing Genesis weapons after defeating the Black Mage. Players can unleash the power of their Genesis weapons by completing missions to unlock their weapons full ability.

Players can enjoy additional events including:

  • Gold Richies Lunar New Year Party – From January 30, players can rescue kidnapped party guests, deliver heartfelt video messages to different characters in Maple World, visit the coin shop and receive special log-in gifts to celebrate the Year of the Pig!
  • Utahs Farm – From February 6, players can visit Utahs Cluck, Cluck, Bean Farm and complete various tasks in fun farm mini-games.
  • Choco Onslaught Event – From February 13, the Choco Onslaught event is back as chocolatey goodness threatens to take over Maple World once again.
  • Dark Lords of Darkness Event – From February 13, players will have a chance to open Shadowy Sculptures, which have a chance of containing Totems.

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About MapleStory

First released in North America in May 2005, MapleStory became one of the largest and most active free-to-play, side-scrolling MMORPGs in the world. With over 13 million registered players from its Global services alone (there are total seven MapleStory services around the world), the game continues to grow and evolve alongside its passionate community since launching over 13 years ago. There have been over 274 million characters created to date, which would make MapleStory the 4th highest populated country in the world.

About Nexon America Inc.

Nexon America, a subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (Nexon) (3659.TO) with more than 80 live games operated across more than 190 countries, is a global leader in online games. Nexon America introduced micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model in the Western market, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations, nurturing player communities, and for sustaining titles for years, even decades. Nexon is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the company was placed on the Nikkei Stock Index 300 in 2017.

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