Maple Story Gets Re Zero Event

Nexon, the developers behind the popular side-scrolling pixel art inspired MMORPG, MapleStory, stated that they are collaborating with the studio behind the hit 2016 anime, Re:Zero –Starting Life in Another World-.

For those unfamiliar with Re:Zero, the acclaimed anime series follows a young man named Subaru Natsuki, whom after leaving a local convenience store is spirited away to a fantasy world, leaving his mundane and modern life behind. Subaru is depicted as an enthusiast of roleplaying games, which results in the protagonist embracing his sudden exodus from the normal world into the otherwise scary and alien game like fantasy setting.  Unfortunately, Subaru soon discovers that he might not be cut out for life in a real fantasy setting and ends up getting killed. This is when he discovers that upon death, instead of actually dying, he is sent back in time to relive the day leading up to moment he is killed, effectively granting him more chances at success.

MapleStory, since its conception all the way back in 2003 has remained one of the most popular MMORPGS amongst gamers, especially those who are fans of anime and manga, so Re:Zero, an anime that has so many fantasy elements is a perfect match for a game like MapleStory.  The collaboration event has placed Emilia, the main female lead of the anime as an NPC within the world of MapleStory, by doing quests for her, players will be rewarded with gift boxes, special titles and achievement all themed around the anime.

To remain true to the theme of Re:Zero, if players make any mistakes during the special event quests, they will have to restart the quest from the beginning. Players who manage to complete the daily challenges and quests will be able to redo them for additional bonuses.

In addition to Emilia being added to the game as an NPC, the Reboot world server is also getting some Re:Zero love. For the uninitiated, the Reboot World in MapleStory is a recently added game world that has various changes from the core game, in order to make things feel more modern and fresh.

New players in this world can unlock loot like Emilia’s Insignia which is unlocked upon hitting level 30, 20 million mesos, as well as various potions and items themed around the anime series.  Additionally, a hair coupon can be acquired granting the player to a new-do inspired from some of the more popular characters of the anime, which include Subaru, Rem and Ram and of course Emilia amongst a few others.

For those who just want the most out of the timed event, can purchase additional loot through the Cash Shop as well as the random boxes, that grant players with a plethora of cosmetic gear themed around Re:Zero.  The event has been already underway on the Japanese servers, but now can be accessed by English speaking players as well.

MapleStory, since its conception all the way back in 2003 has remained one of the most popular MMORPGS amongst gamers, especially those who are fans of anime and manga, so Re:Zero, an anime that has so many fantasy elements is a perfect match for a game like Maple Story.  The collaboration event has placed Emilia, the main female lead of the anime as an NPC within the world of MapleStory, by doing quests for her, players will be rewarded with gift boxes, special titles and achievement all themed around the anime.