MapleStory Adventures sets forth in July

Popular side-scrolling MMO game playable on Facebook; closed beta session reached maximum capacity.

To say that Nexon's MapleStory massively multiplayer online game is a widely played game is an understatement: the title has more than 100 million players worldwide, with the highest number of concurrent users in Korea being 417,380. Nexon is now eyeballing another target: Facebook users. The MapleStory franchise will be taking a right turn into the realms of social gaming with MapleStory Adventures, which will be out on July 27.

Expect a lot of MapleStory game requests on your Facebook page this July 27, whether you like it or not.

Essentially, the game is a browser-tailored version of the 2D-perspective action MMORPG. New features in this version include the ability for players to invite their Facebook friends to complete quests with them, as well as the chance to send gifts to them in forms of stat-boosting and leveling-up items. The recent 11-day closed beta test of the social game reached its beta cap of 30,000 players. CEO of Nexon America Daniel Kim stated that the company sees the social network site as a promising market for future Nexon products, with the MapleStory franchise leading the charge.

MapleStory isn't the only major RPG franchise to take a turn into the social gaming vista. BioWare's Dragon Age and Square Enix's Final Fantasy series also have their respective Facebook spin-offs: Dragon Age Legends and Knights of the Crystals.

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8 comments
jlee14
jlee14

I think it would work great with Facebook, a casual game with a casual social network. But I do agree that MS is a grindfest

Ronnie_Rim
Ronnie_Rim

Who on facebook is going to want to play this heap of junk? The only thing they'll get out of this is being ridiculed by their friends for seeing them play it.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

@VensInferno You liked the gridfest of previous versions? So did I.

VensInferno
VensInferno

I'm sorry but, Maplestory isn't Maplestory anymore. Maplestory was at its peak in 2008. Now its just.....boring...

ClaudeLv250
ClaudeLv250

Played MapleStory and just couldn't get into it...

Gen007
Gen007

should work well with facebook i guess but yeah Maplestory is def too much of a grindfest but i guess doing it with real life friends might spice it up.

FlamingFury
FlamingFury

This... might actually be worth checking out. MapleStory is a decent game, albeit a ridiculous grindfest.