MapleStory Patches Into New Leaf City

Los Angeles, CA– July 26, 2007– Nexon America Inc.( www.nexon.net), the U.S. division of Asia’s leading online games company Nexon Group, continues to cultivate its epic franchise, MapleStory, with a colossal upgrade introducing players to a previously-unseen territory in the already vast and lush Maple World. The massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) welcomes its players to New Leaf City, a teeming metropolis on the newly-resurfaced continent of Masteria, giving players another dazzling locale to undertake original quests, chat with friends, battle monsters and“level up.”

Nexon America also conducts the second part of its popular Summer Break event with a host of activities. MapleStory users can boost experience, earn more Maple Points and win prizes playing in-game or interactive events at Nexon.net.

Players can now vanquish monsters to retrieve tubes and surfboards or encounter fake bosses, who attack at random throughout the game. Users should mark their calendars for two-hour Double Drop events every Thursday and Saturday, as well as for special Game Master (GM) events for two hours each Wednesday and Friday.

Three of the events at Nexon.net focus on encouraging community interaction, including a Guild screenshot competition, which gives players a chance to win Maple Points. Players who comment on GM Blog postings or at The Forum will also have a chance to win.

MapleStory is always free-to-play, and as with all Nexon games, players can purchase Nexon Cash to spend in the Cash Shop on character and game enhancements. Dozens of items will be available for a bargain price during the Summer Break sale.

It’s an exciting time for MapleStory with its series of Summer Break events and the milestone addition of New Leaf City, introducing a horde of new monsters, non-player characters and an expanding city concealing a plethora of secrets for players to uncover during their quests.

For more information, go to www.nexon.net or http://maplestory.nexon.net.

About Nexon America

Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world’s leader in massively multiplayer 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, smash-hit franchise MapleStory, and the new online multiplayer dance game, Audition. 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.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Hillary L. Lyons

Nexon America Inc.

213-820-5829

hlyons@nexon.net

Bob Holtzman

Nexon America Inc.

213-858-5988

rholtzman@nexon.net


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