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MapleStory Fest at Home 2020 Unites Maplers Around the World with All-Digital Event

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Maplers around the world gathered to celebrate their favorite games: MapleStoryand MapleStory M. Garnering over 20,000views, MapleStory Fest 2020 at Home brought fans together for the virtual festivities. Fans enjoyed special announcements, greetings from developers, live engagement events, including quizzes, a fan art contest, and several giveaways.

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The event kicked off with a teaser of MapleStory M’s highly anticipated new Demon Avenger class available in-game starting on December 1. MapleStory M developers also answered community questions based on feedback gathered through various platforms announcing several improvements.

Maplers were also treated to the latest news surrounding MapleStory with the announcement of the Awake two-part content update. The first installment, Awake: Ascend to Mastery, will be landing on November 18 featuring new 5th Job skills for all classes, Grand Athenaeum Episode 6: Sharenian Knights and character level-up events, including the return of Burning World.

The second part of the update, Awake: Flicker of Light, will include Reboot world improvements with the addition of Zero character creation, new areas, seasonal events, and exclusive Global MapleStory content slated to hit on December 16.

After receiving hundreds of submissions, viewers came together to vote for the most creative fan art and MapleStory and MapleStory M guild group screenshots. During the event, a special community video was shown featuring MapleStory and MapleStory M players sharing their favorite Maple world memories.

Winners of the MapleStory Fest 2020 in-game prizes were also announced throughout the event from over 6,000 entries received. Nexon also partnered with HyperX to create an exclusive MapleStory Fest 2020 Cloud Alpha headset raffled during a social media promotion. Hyper X also provided various free products raffled throughout the event.

On November 12, Nexon Korea's CEO, Jung-Hun Lee, announced a collaboration event between popular anime series, Attack on Titan, and its mobile MMORPG, MapleStory M. A key figure from Attack on Titan will offer special quests until November 25. Based on the manga "Shingeki no Kyojin" by Hajime Isayama originally serialized in the Monthly BESSATSU SHONEN magazine published by Kodansha Ltd. ©Hajime Isayama,Kodansha/"ATTACK ON TITAN"Production Committee. All Rights Reserved.

To learn more about the content updates announced at the event, please visit the MapleStory Fest2020 at Home website and follow @MapleStory and @PlayMapleM on Twitter for the latest news.

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About MapleStory https://maplestory.nexon.net

MapleStory is one of the largest and most active free-to-play, side-scrolling MMORPGs with over 13 million registered players from its Global services alone out of total seven MapleStory services around the world. First released in North America in May 2005, 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 MapleStory Mhttps://maplestorym.nexon.com/

MapleStory M, launched globally on July 24, 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 10 million downloads within 100 days after global launch and recently celebrated its 2-year anniversary with 16 million global downloads.

About Nexon America Inc. https://www.nexon.com

Founded in 2005, Nexon America Inc. delivers outstanding free-to-play online game expertise and live game support, taking the strengths of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) and applying them for uniquely western audiences. Nexon America has consistently sustained iconic franchises such as MapleStory and Mabinogi for more than a decade, which have gone on to break records and captivate players. With new projects on the horizon, Nexon America maintains the pioneering and innovative spirit of its parent company, employing its player-first approach, while designing the best possible gameplay experiences for the western market.

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