LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MapleStory, the iconic free-to-play global MMORPG from Nexon, has launched the final chapter of the war with the game’s long-awaited villain, the Black Mage. The most anticipated clash event in Maple history brings two brand new Tenebris areas, an epic duel against Black Mage’s leading Commander Verus Hilla, and the monumental battle against the Black Mage himself.
Players level 200 or higher who have completed the 5th job advancement can access the Labyrinth of Suffering, Tenebris’ second area. At the end of the quest, players will find Verus Hilla, one of the Black Mage’s leading Commanders, ready to fight. Limina, Tenebris’ final area, is also available as players must help the Tenebris expedition escape dangerous situations inside to complete the Journey of Destiny.
In addition, every class will receive a new 5th job skill to fight the Black Mage and once the Maple Alliance gathers enough Determination to power up the Spark of Determination, all out war breaks loose as the highly anticipated Black Mage Boss Battle will become available. With the Black Mage’s HP being shared across all worlds, MapleStory players across the world must work together in this epic battle to finally defeat the Black Mage.
In addition, new defense missions have been added:
- Defense Mission: Flame Bird Support- Players can learn the Flame Bird’s Summon skill by talking to Helena. While the Flame Bird is summoned, defeated monsters will drop Flame Bird’s Determination
- Defense Mission: Twilight Defense - This mission involves 2-4 characters joining forces to defeat enemies using cannons and protect the castle walls
- Defense Mission: Battle at Sea - Players must defeat enemies within the time limit with ships and crew members
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Assets: MapleStory Black Mage Assets
- MapleStory Animation: Black Mage Story
- MapleStory Black Mage Labyrinth Trailer
- Black Mage Pt. 2 Update Content Guide Video
About MapleStory http://maplestory.nexon.net.
First released in North America in May 2005, MapleStory became one of the largest and most active free-to-play, side-scrolling MMORPGs in the world. With over 13 million registered players from its Global services alone(there are total seven MapleStory services around the world), the game continues to grow and evolve alongside its passionate community since launching over 13 years. There have been over 274 million characters created to date, which would make MapleStory the 4th highest populated country in the world.
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