Two massive updates have arrived from Nexon America which could bring some relief for our beleaguered gaming Christmas shoppers.

Maple Story


The Free-To-Play (FTP, see, relief right there, no cash outlay) titles Maple Story and Riders of Icarus have had an infusion of long-awaited additions and enhancements.

Maple Story has seen the addition of the V Update, this is the biggest update the game has received in almost ten years.  The V Update brings with it new depths by allowing  Level 200+ players to achieve the 5th Job Advancement skills, as well as “a reduced leveling curve providing quicker progress for fans.  Once players achieve this lofty height they will be able to test themselves in Arcane River, a whole new continent.



Nexon has also been hard at work on Riders of Icarus which has received an update in the form of Ranger’s Fury.  Players who have been able to attain Level 40+ are able to enter the Cloying Wastes.  Here you will find a “vast desert with secrets to discover, dangers to overcome and a variety of all-new mounts and familiars to tame”.

Some other Key Features included in Ranger’s Fury:

  • New Ranger class – The Ranger can deal heavy damage to foes up-close and far away with their bow, vambraces or their power of Chaos.  Rangers can further specialize in weapon skills that offer increased damage, enhanced abilities and drastically different playstyles.
  • Increased Level Cap – the level cap has increased to 50, allowing players an opportunity to further increase their strength against the increasingly dangerous enemies, monsters and factions within the Cloying Wastes.”



About Nexon America:

Riders of Icarus


Nexon America, Inc. is the North American publishing arm of NEXON Co. Ltd., which has createdand delivered what’s
next online for gamers for more than 15 years. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to North American audiences. The company’s growing library of titles includes the world famous franchise “MapleStory”; the new fantasy life of “Mabinogi”; the fast-paced, first-person shooter “Combat Arms”; the stylized online world of “Atlantica Online” and the physics-based action game, “Vindictus”. The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the microtransaction-based business model, in which users can play the full game for free and can also choose to purchase in-game items to enhance their gaming experience.”

Sources: Steam and Nexon America