Maplestory M Earns Powerful Skill Rebalances in "Rise of Warriors" Update

Hit mobile version of legacy side-scrolling adventure game receives new events and more on iOS and Android. The beloved Pink Bean from the enchanted realm of Maple World is back in action in a massive update available today for MapleStory M, the blockbuster side-scrolling mobile game from NEXON Korea Corporation, subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. ("Nexon") (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games. An unprecedented new Alchemy System also debuts as part of the update, available for free on the App Store and Google Play

The new MapleStory M Alchemy System lets players convert existing equipment into growth items. Players can now obtain needed equipment growth materials by using weapons and armor of a certain class or higher to be converted.

In addition to the new Alchemy System, a handful of new details arrive today, including:
  • Pink Bean Returns – The beloved yet vicious Maple boss monster Pink Bean returns during the event period as a playable character for players to wield
  • Warrior Rebalances – Some of the characters from Warrior Class receive a boost in their best skills
  • Fusion Anvil – This all-new item is available for players to change their appearance by fusing items of the same part together.

Several festive events have also been added as part of today's content update, including:
  • Pink Bean's Secret Diary Event – From now until Thursday, April 23, all players can create Maple World's Pink Bean to clear secret diary achievements. Rewards include Experience, Equipment Reinforcements and Special Titles
  • Jumping Pink Bean Event – From Thursday, March 26 to Thursday, April 9, players can go head-to-head to see who can eat the most flowers in this new mini game. Rewards include items that can help players earn Experience
  • 200 Level Achievement Event – All players who reach Level 200 after today's update will have the opportunity to clear a special achievement and receive exclusive rewards including player stats-boosting items and items for increased Experience or reinforced equipment.

About MapleStory M

MapleStory M, launched globally on July 25, 2018, brings the nostalgic world of side-scrolling MMORPG MapleStory to mobile, offering the same endless amount of customization, immersive storylines and epic boss raids that fans have come to expect from the epic franchise. MapleStory M quickly reached 5 million downloads within two-weeks after launch.

About NEXON Co. Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd. ("Nexon") (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games. Founded in Korea in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions and the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. Nexon currently services nearly 100 titles in more than 190 countries. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

SEOUL – March 19, 2020

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