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MapleStory Celebrates the Arrival of Hoyoung in New Update Today

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Today, the iconic free-to-play global MMORPG, MapleStory, welcomes the new Anima thief class, Hoyoung. But that’s just the beginning. On December 18, the second part of the update titled Glory: Savior of Hope continues the story of Maple World after the defeat of the infamous Black Mage.

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Hoyoung, an all-new Anima thief class premiering in today’s update, brings a variety of skills and gameplay to Maple World using the Ritual Fan and Fan Tassel. With the help of Taotie, one of the four perils, Hoyoung looks to fix his mistake and reseal the monsters he accidentally unleashed upon the world.

The Glory: Savior of Hope update introduces the city of Cernium, which is amidst war. Fearing the worst as the enemy advances on the city walls, Prince Carlisle and the Maple Alliance invite players to join the fight to save Cernium from imminent danger and bring peace to Maple World!

In addition to the introduction of the new Hoyoung class, fans can participate in the Hoyoung Level-Up Event, allowing Maplers to level up for a chance to obtain an Arcane Umbra weapon. Maplers can also explore the newly revamped Global MapleStory exclusive storyline, discovering new quests and rewards along the way. In addition, players can meet the more powerful Jett with the 2nd update.

Additional Glory events will begin on December 18, including:

  • New Glory Guard Missions - Missions will all provide chances to earn Glory, used to purchase exciting items in the Alliance Supply Depot.
  • Glory Guard Rank Event - Joining the Glory Guard to save Maple World from impending danger offers players opportunities to level up through the ranks from Sentinel, Guardian, Master, Commander, and finally, Justicar.
  • Alliance Supply Depot - Players can spend their hard earned Glory Coins in this one-stop shop for members of the Glory Guard.
  • Camila's Bakery Christmas Event - Through December 31, players can celebrate the holidays with a variety of Christmas-themed events such as mini-games and puzzles. Rewards include holiday themed costumes, damage skins, and other fun goodies!

To learn more about the MapleStory Glory: Savior of Hope update, please visit http://maplestory.nexon.net/micro-site/glory .

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About MapleStory http://maplestory.nexon.net.

First released in North America in May 2005, MapleStory became one of the largest and most active free-to-play, side-scrolling MMORPGs in the world. With over 13 million registered players from its Global services alone (there are total seven MapleStory services around the world), the game continues to grow and evolve alongside its passionate community since launching over 15 years ago. There have been over 274 million characters created to date, which would make MapleStory the 4th highest populated country in the world.

About Nexon America Inc. http://www.nexon.net

Nexon America, a subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) with more than 80 live games operated across more than 190 countries, is a global leader in online games. Nexon America introduced micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model in the Western market, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations, nurturing player communities, and for sustaining titles for years, even decades. Nexon is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the company was placed on the Nikkei Stock Index 300 in 2017.

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