It would be a fool who ignored the power of Maple Story. However, we arguably weren’t fools for not troubling you with the news of a MapleStory 2 last month. At that point Korean publishers Nexon had only put up a useless teaser site. Now there’s a trailer to make something of a more useful announcement.
You don’t care about MapleStory, you say? Sure, it’s not exactly core RPS material. But we should be interested it in anthropologically, if nothing else. This is a game that’s seen over 67 million players, and earned more than $300m before it was even famous. It’s a phenomenon, no question. And now it’s got a really stupid CGI trailer, complete with dubstep.
I even played it once, back in about 2006. It was platformy.
The sequel is, apparently, to be in 3D. Which is quite a massive departure from the original, if definitely true. Here’s the entirely unhelpful CGI trailer:
Damn, those are the cutest mushrooms I’ve ever seen.
The game is due to go into beta some time next year, when you won’t play it, but be utterly astonished by how many do.