MapleSEA kicked off its 8th Anniversary Celebrations with over 1,000 attendees!

2 July 2013 , Singapore – It was a fun-filled weekend on 29 th and 30 th June 2013, as MapleSEA kickstarted its 8 th Anniversary in a very unique way. Introducing the first-ever Maple Party Bus by MapleSEA, it brought the party to its gamers across various locations in Singapore! The Party Bus also brought cheers to shoppers along the downtown shopping belt while on the move, with the pretty and vivacious MapleSEA girls adding a sunny vibe to the area as the bus roved along.

Anticipation was high among the MapleSEA gamers, with some coming as early as one hour before the bus was to arrive at its destination. As the Maple Party Bus slowly pulled into the stadium carpark, smartphones quickly snapped out of their pockets as gamers tried to capture a glimpse of the first Maple Party Bus and the MapleSEA girls who were seen waving and greeting the waiting gamers!

Even the morning drizzle on the 30 th June morning did not dampen the spirits of the gamers as there was already a group of people standing along the sheltered areas, waiting patiently for the bus to arrive. Although on-ground activities were halted, sales and redemptions still went on to reward the support of these gamers who did not let a little rain stop them from coming.

The main highlight of the weekend was the Birthday Bash held at Woodlands Stadium Carpark, the most voted location by the fans of MapleSEA. A long queue was already spotted one hour before the bus was due to arrive, waiting patiently for their turn to lay hands on exclusive in-game items, or to try their luck at the free lucky dip booth, where they could stand to bring home a MapleSEA premium! The event also made use of crowd-sourcing to allow event attendees to share a post on Facebook with their mobile phones to unlock a secret game activity during the birthday celebration when the post reached a certain amount of shares.

There were also fans from across the causeway who specially came to join the fun. It was definitely a festive mood as gamers hung around for the celebration to start, livening up the area with laughter as they watched fellow gamers trying to win themselves one of the cute standees and other exclusive premiums with the on ground activities, or simply gathered with their fellow guildmates and discuss the intricacies and strategies of their game play.

The excitement rose to a new level when the Yeti appeared! It was time to kickstart the official birthday celebration. The VIPs from Nexon led everyone into a birthday song for MapleSEA and after the candles were blown, everyone gathered for a group picture before tucking into the delicious birthday cake. Many were also seen having a photo opportunity with the cute Yeti as well as the friendly MapleSEA girls to remember the event by.

As the Maple Party Bus concluded its first half of the journey with a bang at Woodlands Stadium, gamers who missed all the festivities need not fret, as the Maple Party Bus will continue its party this coming weekend on the 6 th and 7 th July 2013! Be sure to catch the all the action personally by checking out the Maple Party Bus Schedule at http://www.MapleSEA.com/MaplePartyBus! It is the last chance to celebrate and party away with MapleSEA!

For pictorial highlights of the event, please visit the MapleSEA Facebook Fan Page at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152980835900612.1073741828.55465290611&type=1

Photos of MapleSEA's Birthday Celebration Part 1 are available for download and viewing at:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7156675/MapleSEA/Maple_Party_Bus_Part_1.rar (146MB) *Please contact Alvinia Lee if you have difficulty downloading the images.*

Along with the slew of roving celebration festivities, gamers could also look forward to the release of the final character in the Season 2 content update – Xenon, a new high level party quest and a new boss on 3 rd July 2013!

The story of Xenon is about a little boy who was abducted by an evil scientist, whose plan was to create the perfect weapon. His memories were taken away and was re-awakened when he met a prisoner who was someone from his past. Because of the trigger, he decided to join the Resistance. His full story can be found here : http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/season2fs#/content-xenon

While Xenon embarked on a search for his origins, Pantheon, home of the Nova Race, has come under attack from Magnus and Hilla's forces. Gamers will need to help the Nova race against this Dimension Invade.

This is a new party quest for level 140 and above. There are a total of five(5) stages where waves of monsters must be defeated. If too many monsters are alive at one time, players will be kicked out, but if the monsters are defeated in good time, a hidden stage will be unveiled. The quest can be accessed in a party of one (1) to four (4) players and special rewards await outstanding gamers. The invasion does not end there, as Magnus, one of Black Mage's commanders, has made its appearance felt and known throughout Pantheon. First spotted during the launch of Kaiser, Magnus is the latest boss to be introduced into MapleSEA!

Battling Magnus is like no other boss fights, as there will be a new battle systems implemented in the battle, such as staying within a selected zone in order to deal damage and having to avoid falling rocks while battling again the enemy; both adding a whole new level of challenge to the boss fight. More details can be found here: http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/updates/view/3rd_july_2013_xenon_patch_notes/

Other than new content launch, there will also be many exciting online activities and in-game events happening at the same time, so do head over to MapleSEA’s website at www.MapleSEA.com or MapleSEA’s Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/MapleSEA to receive the latest MapleSEA news, updates and events!

MapleSEA Season 2 Part 4 source materials are available for download and viewing at:

Logo: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7156675/MapleSEA/Big%20Season%202%20logo.rar (5.48 MB)

Xenon Artwork: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7156675/MapleSEA/xenon.rar (1.86MB)

Season 2 Interactive Factsheet: http://maple.asiasoftsea.com/season2fs#/start

Official MapleSEA website: http://www.MapleSEA.com

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/MapleSEA

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MapleSEA

About MapleSEA

MapleSEA ( www.MapleSEA.com) is the localized version of MapleStory, the revolutionary multiuser online game, for Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines. The world’s first side-scrolling 2D online game, MapleStory offers cute, adorable avatars, a huge variety of items and cool-looking maps to leave its mark on the online game industry.

About Asiasoft Online

Asiasoft Online Pte Ltd in Singapore and AS Online Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, collectively known as Asiasoft Online, are incorporated as subsidiaries of Asiasoft International Co. Ltd, listed in Thailand as Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited, in 2004 and 2007 respectively.

Asiasoft Online is part of the Asiasoft group of publishing companies with a presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam serving over 49.5 million registered gamers.

Asiasoft Online publishes Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in Singapore and Malaysia and assists game developers to tap onto the growth potential of the South-East Asia region.

Asiasoft Online publishes “MapleStory”, “Audition”, “GetAmped X”, “CABAL Online”, “Sudden Attack”, "Ragnarok Online 2", "Alliance of Valiant Arms" and "Chaos Online".

Committed to developing the regional online gaming community, Asiasoft Online works with content developers and industry partners to entertain and engage casual gamers and netizens. Content localization, marketing and game service management are deployed by specialized and dedicated professionals, for game developers, in an integrated services platform.

###

 


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.