ARTICLES | August 2nd, 2007
MapleStory Europe set for Summer of fun

NEXON, the world-leading developer and publisher of online games, is pleased to announce a busy schedule of Summer special events for its hugely popular and free to play massively multiplayer online role-playing game, MapleStory.

Following the unprecedented success of MapleStory Europe?s recent French Revolution event, in which players fought a demonic Bastille wall to win a magical tricolour hat, NEXON Europe is stepping up its schedule of special events, with yet more culturally-themed promotions throughout August and beyond.

Planned festivities will kick off with an event based on Spain?s famed La Tomatina celebration. The event, which is set to take place for two weeks from August 16th, will pay homage to the manic and world-famous tomato-fight that occurs every year in the Spanish town of Bu?ol, Valencia. In MapleStory Europe?s La Tomatina event, players will, among other tasks, have to band together to save themselves from the fearsome onslaught of a powerful tomato-shaped monster!

All players need to do to take part is speak to the relevant in-game NPC to start the event. Details on where and when these characters can be found, along with other surprise events, will be revealed on the MapleStory Europe homepage,, over the coming weeks. Further MapleStory Europe-specific events currently planned include exciting takes on both Germany?s traditional Oktoberfest beer festival and the British celebration of Guy Fawkes Day.

?We?re delighted with the overwhelmingly positive response we had to MapleStory Europe?s French Revolution event and are extremely excited to be organising more European-focused in-game events,? said Calvin Yoo, Director of International Business Development at NEXON Europe. ?We?re committed to keeping the MapleStory Europe experience fresh and exciting for all our players and we look forward to revealing many more such promotions in the coming months.?

Originally launching in South Korea in April 2003 to huge acclaim, MapleStory quickly became an internet phenomenon. Now boasting over 67million registered accounts across Asia and North America, it has firmly established itself as one of the most successful MMORPG?s of all time. MapleStory Europe, launched in May 2007, is the latest iteration of the MapleStory family, offering gamers in Europe the chance to play MapleStory in five different languages ? English, French, German, Spanish and Dutch.

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