MapleStory Europe says "Cheers!" to Oktoberfest

MapleStory Europe, the hugely successful, free to play MMORPG from the world-leading publisher of online games, NEXON Group, brings another virtual festival as part of its continuing series of fun and exclusive promotions based on popular European cultural events. Following a packed summer event schedule rounded up with rampaging giant tomatoes from the recent Spanish "La Tomatina?Event, MapleStory Europe players can look forward to an Oktoberfest of their own, with a giant beer tent literally bursting with overly-cheerful monsters.

From September 18th to October 9th, players can take part in the event by delivering the traditional sample of "malt?to MapleStory Europe's ever present event-NPC Charles. In return, an invitation to the giant beer tent will be rewarded, where the "real?party begins in a traditional, hearty German atmosphere with malt beer and sausages. By completing a specific quest within the beer tent, such as fighting off a horde of red-faced, wobbling monsters, players can win themselves special Oktoberfest themed items such as a sausage-shaped hat and power boosting mugs of (non-alcoholic!) beer. Players are also encouraged to collect empty beer glasses dropped by monsters, which in turn can be exchanged for special recovering food items.

MapleStory originally launched in South Korea in April 2003 and quickly went on to become one of the most successful online games of all time, with over 89 million registered users worldwide. MapleStory Europe, which launched in May 2007, is the European iteration of the completely free to play title, and offers gamers across Europe the chance to play MapleStory in five different languages ?English, French, German, Spanish, and Dutch.

Nexon Corporation

Established in 1994, Nexon developed the first graphic MMORPG, called The Kingdom of the Winds, and ever since, with its diverse and well-received titles, Nexon has quickly become one of Korea's leading publishers of online content. NEXON has an extensive catalog of games to reachplayers of all ages, interests and regions of the world, and promises to bring them the most enjoyable online excitement ever experienced.

Nexon Europe

Established in March 2007, Nexon Europe is the European publishing arm of Nexon and has brought the worldwide hit casual MMORPG "MapleStory?to Europe in May 2007.

Now, Nexon Europe is preparing to launch its second title for the European audience, the First-Person-Shooter "Combat Arms? in Q4 2008 / Q1 2009.

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