Nexon has announced that MapleStory 2 is now available on PC via Steam and the Nexon Launcher. Having grown to 14 million players in the first MapleStory, Nexon has revealed that MapleStory 2 is bigger and better than it’s older sibling.
Following in from the beta, at launch MapleStory 2 will include ten classes, increased level cap, eight normal dungeons, four hard dungeons, two sets of epic gear, limited time events and more.
Possibly the biggest new addition to MapleStory 2 is Musking Royale Mode. Mushking Royale is MapleStory 2’s take on the Battle Royale Genre and merges RPG and PvP gameplay. Launching today, MapleStory 2 has servers in North America, South America, Europe and Oceania.
MapleStory 2 Release
Like the first game, MapleStory 2 is set in a blocky 3D, Chibi world. In the sequel, players can take advantage of an all-new and robust set of character options and a new progression system that reshapes how players will interact with the game.
In MapleStory 2, players will be able to design and customise their clothes, weapons, armour, houses and much more. The level cap in the game will be raised from 50 to 60 and will include Karkar Island for all players to explore.
There will also be level 51-60 fields in both Maple World and Land of Darkness within which players will forge their destiny as an “Epic Hero.” To become this hero, players will choose from the following classes;
- Heavy Gunner
MapleStory 2 New Stuff
The Runeblade class is new to MapleStory 2 and is a magical sword-wielding class that can use magic to imbue a sword with elemental power. This sword is two-handed and takes up both weapon slots for the character.
From October 18 through November 8, MapleStory 2’s limited time Halloween event will be held. Players will be able to tackle themed dungeons and quests which lead to them collecting Pumpkin Coins to exchange for special items.
Characters Level 10 and up will be able to obtain the special Pumpky Nest item for their house.
Finally, the Mushking Royale Mode pits dozens of players against one another in squads of up to four or solo. Players will explore a map containing bombs, buildings, traps and more. Whether this mode works within an MMORPG remains to be seen.
MapleStory 2 is available today and is free-to-play.