Nexon’s MapleStory M Begins Soft Launch In Select Markets

MapleStory M

Korean publisher Nexon has a lot on its plate these days. The company has recently launched RPG Returners, began pre-registration and a soft launch for action RPG Darkness Rises (Dark Avenger 3), and now they have started the soft launch phase for their the highly anticipated mobile MMORPG MapleStory M.

MapleStory M is a mobile version of the classic PC MMORPG with a number of changes. Although it keeps the PC version’s familiar retro art style and action RPG gameplay, the game has made a number of changes for the sake of accessibility and fitting in with the mobile landscape. Those changes include auto combat, letting players farm without actively playing the game, along with automatic traveling and questing. Of course auto combat will rarely be as efficient as actually playing the game.

Putting auto combat aside, the game will feel familiar to fans of the original game thanks to the game’s graphics, gameplay and monsters. Gamers should go into the game knowing that it does give players the ability to gain a significant advantage through the use of premium currency that can be acquired with in app purchases.

MapleStory M Gameplay

MapleStory M is now available in:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Indonesia
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines

At the start of the year Nexon held a week long closed beta test for the game during which players got a chance to find bugs and test the servers while experiencing the mobile MMORPG for the first time. As with most closed beta tests, progress has been reset. That should come as no surprise given that Nexon warned users about the reset when the beta began, and players got massive amounts of free items and premium currency during the test so that they could try out as much of the game as possible.

MapleStory M is free and contains in app purchases.

Interested? Check out the mobile MMORPG on Google Play.

Note: Not all games are available in all countries. Discounts and prices may vary by region. Unless otherwise stated, all prices are in USD.