LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The future of Maple World gleams brighter than ever as it welcomes the highly-anticipated Nova: Liberation of Cadena content update for MapleStory, the immensely popular MMORPG from Nexon America. The update will be available this afternoon on Steam and the Nexon Launcher.
The Nova: Liberation of Cadena update brings several innovative additions to the evolving lore of Maple World, such as original character Cadena, new fifth job skills for all character classes, a new achievement system, events and more.
MapleStory Nova: Liberation of Cadena Content Update Guide Video
Nova: Liberation of Cadena update features:
- New Original Character, Cadena – The sole survivor of the evil Magnus’ attack on the Heliseum royal family, Cadena is a streetwise Thief raised by the Shadowdealers, and hardened by the rough-and-tumble backwater town of Savage Terminal. Cadena utilizes her Luck in preparation for revenge against the dastardly Magnus, and wields her trusty chain to ravage her enemies;
- Fifth Job Skills – Players can utilize new fifth job skills for all class types, such as Warrior, Magician, Bowman, Thief and Pirate. New skills include Ethereal Form, which allows Magicians to temporarily move to another dimension to reduce damage taken; and Overdrive, a Pirate job that enables players to push their weapons for max efficiency to deal immense damage for a limited time;
- Essential Gameplay Additions – For several years, MapleStory’s developers have worked to analyze and apply player feedback as part of their 'A Better Maple' initiative to create an engaging, immersive and exciting experience for all Maplers. The Nova update features several helpful gameplay changes, including an increased character slot count of up to 42 characters per world, an item drop confirmation prompt, and adding Maple News that updates Maplers on the latest news and updates as soon as they log in;
- Extensive Achievements – The new Maple Achievements feature allows players to track in-game progress across several categories, such as player levels, exploration, questing, hunting monsters, defeating powerful bosses and more. Completing achievements earns players Achievement Points, which determines player Achievement Rank, and rewards players with unique insignias and impressive visual effects;
- Challenging Spirit Savior Dungeon – Return to Arcana in the tricky Spirit Savior daily dungeon. Save as many Rock Spirits as possible to earn valuable Spirit Coins, which can be exchanged for the rare Arcane Symbol: Arcana;
Exuberant Events – Participate in numerous unique events,
including the return of the Name Change Event, where players can
reinvent themselves with a creative new name!
- Nova Boxes and Coins - Maplers can collect Nova Boxes and Nova Coins after defeating intense monsters, which can be exchanged for great rewards;
- Breakthrough Nova Event - Players have the option to create a new character in the Breakthrough Nova Event, where they can level up their new character between Lv. 140 and 200 to complete missions and receive special gift boxes containing valuable Breakthrough Points;
- Cryojet Mount – Pay a reasonable meso fee to board a special flying mount and travel over Henesys or Leafre, where players have thirty seconds to collect as many mesos as possible;
- Dragon Pop – Acquire Dragon Energy and Dragon Pops to farm Nova Coins, equip useful rewards, and more;
- Zero Creation Event – The popular Zero Creation Event returns, granting Maplers the opportunity to create a new character with the excellent Zero job.
MapleStory is free to play and download on Steam for PC and is rated E for Everyone (ESRB). For more information on MapleStory, and additional information for members of the press:
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Nexon America, a subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), is a global leader in online games, with more than 100 live games operated across more than 190 countries. Nexon pioneered micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model, and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations, nurturing player communities, and for sustaining titles for years, even decades. Founded in Korea in 1994, the company is now headquartered in Japan and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In 2017, Nexon was placed on the Nikkei Stock Index 300.