Major MapleStory Update Launches Essential New Features

Ravaging Character Cadena Enters the Fray Along with New Job Skills,
Events, and More in the Colossal MapleStory Nova: Liberation of Cadena
Content Update

LOS ANGELES–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
. 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

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
  • 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:

About Nexon America, Inc.

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.

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