MapleStory announces Halloween content, makes even skeletons cute

I like free MMOs and I like cute things, so obviously I approve of MapleStory. If you already participate in Nexon’s exercise in adorable online frolic, you’ll be pleased to know that a Halloween event is on the way and brings with it a new continent to explore and themed events, among other goodies. The Prendergast Mansion is a spooky new haunted house, and higher level Maplers will be able to battle the Headless Horseman in the new Phantom Forest area. Best of all, a new pet is available called the Jr. Reaper, who can scare other players and friends. I’m naming my next dog that as soon as I get him home and out of the box.

Hit the jump for the full press release. 



Nexon America expands Masteria with Phantom Forest and welcomes Headless Horseman to MapleWorld


Los Angeles, CA – October 10, 2007 – Nexon America Inc., the U.S. division of Asia’s leading online games company Nexon Group, celebrates the upcoming Halloween holiday with oodles of new goodies to its smash hit, MapleStory. The massively multiplayer online role-playing game will expand the new continent of Masteria with the Phantom Forest and a new haunted house, The Prendergast Mansion. This month also offers the debut of a new pet, the game’s first user-inspired weapon, new Halloween items, several themed events and a new boss. This healthy update supplies plenty of reasons for players to learn why MapleStory is one of the most popular games in the world.


Advanced Maplers will get a chance to find and battle the Headless Horseman, hidden somewhere in the Phantom Forest. At the Prendergast Mansion, Maplers can take part in a linear story while fighting previously unseen monsters, and finding a variety of new items. Players looking for a new pet will be pleasantly surprised to meet the Jr. Reaper, a new companion to frighten friends in MapleStory. Players will also want to collect candles in-game and trade them for a free Pumpkin Basket. The Web site will also host Halloween events for players to receive Nexon Cash.


Maplers will also have plenty of fun in the Halloween-themed section of the Nexon Cash Shop. There will be sale items and new items, including the Jr. Reaper, and players also get the chance to purchase the first user-inspired weapon, the Flame Tongue.


The Nexon Cash Shop will also feature a Character Name Change item, which allows players to actually change the name of their character in the game. Name changes won’t affect marriages or friends’ lists and will be completed during every server check and/or patch.


Anyone interested in exploring the magical worlds of MapleStory to face the Headless Horseman, visit a haunted house, befriend the Jr. Reaper or collect Halloween candy can start their adventure by downloading the game for free at


About Nexon America

Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world’s leader in massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company’s growing library of titles includes the world famous franchise MapleStory, the new online multiplayer dance game, Audition and the upcoming online racing sensation KartRider. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the Item Selling business model, in which users access the full game for free and can later opt to pay for game enhancements.

Colette Bennett