Legendary Hero “Shade” Joins the Fray in Massive MapleStory M Content Update

Update Includes Level-Up Events and Special Events Celebrating Lunar New Year

Shade Content Update Banner (Graphic: Business Wire)

LOS ANGELES--()--MapleStory M, the free-to-play, massively multiplayer online mobile game for iOS and Android, is ringing in the new year with its biggest update yet - the introduction of the legendary Hero Shade with a variety of limited-time events.

One of the most celebrated Heroes in Maple World, Shade is one of Six Heroes ending the sinister reign of MapleStory’s biggest antagonist, the Black Mage. The last Hero to be added to the MapleStory M universe, Shade is classified as a Pirate with a powerful force, using primary and secondary weapons of Knuckles and Fox Marbles to conquer enemies. Now reborn and, with the spirit world at his fingertips, he is investigating claims of the Black Mage’s return.

The update delivers an array of events to celebrate the new Hero Shade as well as Lunar New Year! Starting today, exciting level-up events will be available including:

  • Shade Growth Support Event: Until February 24, players who reach a certain level will receive additional in-game items useful for a specific character’s level-up.
  • Shade Burning Event: Any new Shade character can be leveled-up by three levels for every level up within level 3 to 100 until February 10.
  • Shade Celebratory Log-in Reward Event: Players logging-in from today through January 22 will receive a special gift to help their character level up once per account.
  • Heroes M Events: Through February 11, four different types of events are going to be held in honor of the Six legendary Heroes. Any characters or players with those Six Heroes will be rewarded with items to help boost experience as well as obtain additional stat options for their characters.

Along with the level-up events, there’s a bevy of Lunar New Year-themed events including:

  • Lunar New Year 7 Day Attendance Event: Between January 20 and February 3, participating players who log-in will claim attendance rewards for items that give their characters experience points.
  • Lunar New Year Achievement Event: Starting January 20 and ending February 3, players collect unique coins to earn rewards including an item that can assist with Starforce Reinforcement, Character Decorate item, and EXP Boost item.

To learn more about MapleStory M, visit the Google Play or App Store page and follow @PlayMapleM on Twitter for the latest updates.


Social Media: Twitch / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Discord

About MapleStory M smarturl.it/110rng

MapleStory M, launched globally on July 24, 2018, brings the nostalgic world of side-scrolling MMORPG MapleStory to mobile, offering the same endless amount of customization, immersive storylines and epic boss raids that fans have come to expect from the epic franchise. Available in 140 countries and 9 languages, MapleStory M quickly reached 10 million downloads within 100 days after global launch.

About Nexon America Inc. http://www.nexon.net/corporate/about-nexon/

Nexon America, a subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) with more than 80 live games operated across more than 190 countries, is a global leader in online games. Nexon America introduced micro-transactions and the free-to-play business model in the Western market and is widely credited with unmatched global expertise in sophisticated live game operations, nurturing player communities, and for sustaining titles for years, even decades. Nexon is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the company was placed on the Nikkei Stock Index 300 in 2017.


Alexa Bowers B/HI for Nexon


Social Media Profiles


Alexa Bowers B/HI for Nexon