MapleStory 2 & Major updates in 2010

Last year, I posted an entry about MapleStory 2 and MapleStory going 3D.
Many people were confused and thought MapleStory 3D was MapleStory 2. Well, here’s an update: it’s not.

MapleStory 2 was brought up and it was said in a press conference (to introduce the new class Evan) that the development team for MapleStory 2 was created last year and has been in development.
That’s all what we get to hear, more details cannot be revealed at the moment.
At least, it is 100% confirmed that the sequel to MapleStory will be released in the future.

In 2010, there will be major updates. For instance, in winter, MapleStory will release a new class + another major update. And the next summer, they are thinking whether they should release a new class or update current ones.

It’s not a surprise that more classes will be created, seeing the two latest (Aran & Evan) belong in the ”hero” category.

Now to something else: Today,  at G-STAR 2009,  players can experience the new class Evan in advance. (Can only access a few maps)
The teaser website opened as well, which shows us that Evan will be released in KMS on December 17, 2009.

[Click here to see the poster of Evan]

Will Nexon break another record?

December 2007 Pirate: A total of 200,000 simultaneous users was measured.
December 2008 Knights of Cygnus: A total of 250,000 simultaneous users was measured.
July 2009 Aran:  A total of 200,000 simultaneous users was measured.

The class that achieved the highest amount of concurrent users is Knights of Cygnus. Do you think Evan will surpass the 250,000 mark?

MapleStory going 3D

So i was browsing around and suddenly i found an interesting article on, this website contains Korean game news. I found an interesting NEW article about MapleStory, not specifically about the current state of the game but about going 3D.
Here is the article in Korean:

Here are some highlights:

1. GSTAR 2008, which will begin on November 13th, Nexon will reveal the 3D version of MapleStory.
(GSTAR is a convention/game show →
2. According to game industries on 23rd, Nexon will reveal MapleStory 3D, Project Star, and Project Neo (Kart Rider’s sequel).
On the 23th, according to industry circles, Nexon was found to be planning to reveal MapleStory’s sequel MapleStory 3D (unofficial name), a new type of online game combining the game and the web Project Star, A sequel to Kart Rider Project Neo in ‘GSTAR 2008’.
4. On the other hand, Nexon, under the influence of Wizet studio, is making MapleStory 2 in the ‘MS2 Team’ separate from Maple Story 3D. MS2 was revealed to be an acronym for ‘Maple Story 2’.

EDIT: There are no screenshots of MapleStory 3D at the moment, some of you post screenshots of Punch Monster, which is not MapleStory 3D!