Nexon released a prologue video for the upcoming 2nd blockbuster of MapleStory, Heroes of Maple! It was a collaboration with a webtoons artist so the art style is different than MapleStory’s regular cinematics. (thanks to Spadow for the subtitles!)
There’s also a couple of new events regarding the new update.
MapleStory’s next big update is called MapleStory: Heroes of Maple! As the name would imply, it’s focused on the 6 legendary heroes of Maple World. The first patch, releasing on November 12, is called REBORN and will feature the newly updated Aran and Evan as well as other updated game features.
The second patch, on December 3, will include MapleStory’s 2nd Blockbuster (which I assume is titled Heroes of Maple). In the preview video above, you can see that all of the heroes have received updated artwork! Aran is also confirmed as being canonically female I guess haha.
- The elves’ ruler fighting against fate, Mercedes
- The female polearm warrior that dominates the battlefield, Aran
- The legendary thief who can get his hands on anything, Phantom
- The magician on the boundary between light and darkness, Luminous
- The dragon masters’ last descendant, Evan
- The hero whose past is hidden in the shadows, EunWol
A couple of days ago, this year’s Halloween event began! It includes the Haunted Mansion (with a new story), a special Elite Monster, and the Happy Halloween! Spin the Wheel! event.
In the most recent patch, Aran and Evan character creation was restricted with a message saying that they would be coming soon, on November 12! Today, a new Developers’ Notes was released on the MapleStory homepage, talking about what directions they will be going in for Aran and Evan’s reorganizations.
This post isn’t about a patch or update or anything, but something I thought was really cool that is happening in Korea. Nexon has opened a pop-up store for MapleStory! It’s called Maple Store and like other pop-up stores, it is only open for 3 months. They sell a lot of cute products!
I swear if I could go, I’d buy one of everything…
In the newest patch, Zakum has been updated to use the skeleton animation system! In addition, various hunting changes and bug fixes have been implemented.
Oh yeah, for those of you who have been awaiting the Aran and Evan update (for the past couple of years), we finally have a date!!