MapleStory Europe says“Cheers!?to Oktoberfest and gives wind to new“Ariant?Map

Just in time for the world-famous German Oktoberfest, MapleStory Europe, the hugely successful, free to play MMORPG from NEXON Europe invites players to its annual virtual beer festival with (alcohol-free) beer-drinking monsters in tow.

From September 16th to October 7th, MapleStory Europe will be holding its own version of Germany’s famous Oktoberfest as part of its continuing series of fun and entertaining promotions based on popular European cultural events. Following a packed summer event and massive update schedule, MapleStory Europe players can now look forward to an Oktoberfest to remember, with a giant beer tent literally bursting with over-indulged monsters.

Further updates include the addition of a brand-new map, the“Ariant" which sets scene to a sandy desert area in the Orient and is host of the“Ariant Coliseum Quest" where players can challenge each other in player vs. player mode with the mission to capture monsters“alive" for luring rewards and fun.

“Monster Drop Box Event?encourages players to open the boxes dropped by monsters with a special key purchasable from the Cash Shop to obtain rare and powerful items, and new cool items and special promotions in the Cash shop are also part of today’s update.

“Our exclusive event quests based on major European cultural events have become popular tradition of MapleStory Europe, and we know from the past that the“German Festival" in particular is very well received by our players,"says Sung Jin Kim, Director at NEXON Europe.“The addition of a brand new map just one month after our recent major update, the Knights of Cygnus, is only a part of our packed release schedule. There are still many more great contents lined up for the coming months that our players have been waiting for and can look forward to.

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 92 million registered accounts across the world. MapleStory Europe launched in May 2007 and counts more than 1.2 million registered players, offering gamers in Europe the chance to play MapleStory in four different languages - English, German, Spanish and Dutch.

For further information on MapleStory Europe and to sign-up for the game, please visit http://maplestory.nexoneu.com.

Nexon Europe

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

With the recent launch of the anticipated First-Person-Shooter“Combat Arms? NEXON Europe has aggravated the position of a promising publisher in Europe. For more information on NEXON Europe and our games, please visit our official website at www.nexoneu.com and our blog http://blog.nexoneu.com.

MapleStory Europe can also be found at Twitter ( http://twitter.com/MapleStory_EU),

Bebo ( http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=9631874731),

Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=220897755250&ref=nf),

and studiVZ ( http://www.studivz.net/Groups/Overview/16ae4ac8b27eb41b).


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