Now unveiled: New class "Knights of Cygnus" launches at MapleStory Europe

August 5, 2009– Nexon Europe has released a new major content update for MapleStory Europe, its epic free-to-play online MMORPG with more than 1 million registered players alone in Europe.

The patch adds an entirely new set of classes called the“Knights of Cygnus” and brings a whole new storyline and far more upgraded level of excitement and fun to Maple World.

The Knights of Cygnus characters are available for all players at every level and once enlisted as a knight, players start over at level one and need to complete their trainings and a few exciting adventures to reach level 10 to select from a set of five new jobs: Soul Master, Wind Breaker, Flame Wizard, Night Walker or Striker.

The Knights of Cygnus were recruited by Goddess Cygnus to defend Maple World from the evil Black Wizard, and are called to the game’s new map“Erev” for their trainings and missions to keep Maple World peaceful. Following their own story line within the game, Knights of Cygnus characters can advance up to 120 levels and make use of various and exclusive new features such as new sets of skills depending on the character class.

“The introduction of“Knights of Cygnus” marks a huge and important milestone for MapleStory Europe and its 2-year story of success” says Sung Jin Kim, Director at NEXON Europe.“We are excitingly overwhelmed by the huge and continuous response and support of our players, and wanted to play to their great support which is why we were eager to bring this update to Europe as soon as possible. Knights of Cygnus is a refreshingly new and exclusive content, and with today’s patch, we are one of the first ones to add this entire new chapter to a MapleStory service worldwide. Our players in Europe can look forward to enjoying their MapleStory life in a whole new dimension in conjunction with the classic and traditional features and elements that drove MapleStory to such a phenomenal success.”

Today’s update further includes numerous events celebrating the launch of“Knights of Cygnus” and the opening of the new world (server)“Demethos” at the same time. New striking items are also available from the in-game cash shop.

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 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 arm of 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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