DALLAS, July 14 - Defenders of Maple World now have a new weapon in their arsenal - their AT&T wireless phone. AT&T* announced today that MapleStory© is now available for download from the AT&T MEdia Mall, AT&T's multimedia content store. AT&T is the first U.S. wireless carrier to launch the mobile version of MapleStory, which is the world's first 2D side-scrolling massively multiplayer online role-playing game and has over 92 million worldwide registered users.
Just like in the online version, AT&T customers will be able to take part in all of the MapleStory action from assuming characters to taking on challenges where they are called upon to protect the Maple World. The AT&T version of the mobile game also includes a special bonus. Players who download the MapleStory mobile game from AT&T will be able to claim a special item for their MapleStory PC game.
"MapleStory has a loyal global following, so we are thrilled to let AT&T customers be the first in the U.S. to experience that same adventure and level of excitement on their wireless devices," said Glenn Broderick, Executive Director, Gaming, AT&T.
"We're excited to deliver one of the largest MMORPG franchises in the world first to one of the largest carriers in the world. Combining subscribers from the PC and wireless will create a great synergy effect," said Kyu Lee, President of GAMEVIL USA, Inc.
MapleStory is now available for $6.99 at the AT&T MEdia Mall - www.att.com/mediamall .
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GAMEVIL is a premier mobile game publisher located in Los Angeles, USA and Seoul, Korea. Established in 2000, GAMEVIL has earned a reputation as one of the best companies in the mobile games sector by crafting award winners in a diverse portfolio of games. GAMEVIL is well known for revolutionizing the sector with its original and innovative mobile games, backed by unparalleled expertise in advanced mobile and network technology. As a world class leader in mobile games publishing, GAMEVIL continues to lead the sector with a commitment to establish mobile as the definitive mass market entertainment platform of the world.
GAMEVIL ® is a registered trademark of GAMEVIL Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
MapleStory is a free, 2D, side-scrolling Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), published by Nexon America. Gameplay is free, and many player appearances and gameplay enhancements can be purchased from the "Cash Shop" with actual currency, known as "Nexon Cash". MapleStory has six million players in North America and 92 million worldwide. Like all of Nexon America's offerings, MapleStory is free to play and is free to download athttp://maplestory.nexon.net.
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