Here’s a fact that makes me feel incredibly old; MapleStory came out in North America over thirteen years ago. If MapleStory, the free-to-play, two-dimensional, online game, was a person it would almost be able to legally drive a car, buy lottery tickets, or register to vote. Thankfully, for the sake of nostalgia, Korean developer Nexon has announced that pre-registration for the upcoming mobile version of the game MapleStory M has begun.
While MapleStory M is not a direct port of MapleStory, it boasts the same gameplay mechanics that made the original title a runaway success. Underneath all of its contemporary polish, MapleStory M, like its predecessors, is still an MMORPG that allows players to traverse MapleWorld, complete raids on bosses, and customize their characters whichever way they please. Of course, this time, players will be able to do this on-the-go utilizing their iOS and Android devices.
Those that decide to pre-register for the title through the Google Play store or through the game’s official website will receive a myriad of different in-game rewards, including; a sky bicycle, an assortment of rings, coupons, teleport rocks, and respawn tokens.
Despite not having been released in a majority of the world, MapleStory M has enjoyed a successful start in Korea, where the game reached the top of the charts on the Google Play and Apple App Store upon its initial release back in 2016. Additionally, the game was released in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, and Indonesia last week.
You can watch the teaser trailer for MapleStory M below. While no official release date has been announced for the rest of the world, Nexon maintains that the title will launch around the globe (and in nine different languages) before the year is over. You can pre-register for the upcoming iOS and Android title here.