If you like watching little chibi-esque characters fighting in CGI then have I got a treat for you. It seems that Nexon has just released a cinematic trailer heralding the release of Maplestory 2. You can watch it for yourself, it’s up in the header.
Of course, this is all just CGI, the actual Maplestory 2 gameplay will look very different from this.
In case you don’t fancy watching the video, all it shows is two little animated characters with ridiculously over-sized heads facing each other in combat before a giant monster appears to the sound of dubstep.
Maplestory was developed by South Korean studio Wizet and published for different regions by various companies such as Nexon and Gamania. It was designed as a 2D platforming game controlled using the mouse an keyboard.
Like most MMORPGs, gameplay centers on venturing into dungeons and combating monsters in real-time.
Maplestory 2 is planned for a mid-2014 release and will take place in a different game world from the original. It’s also in 3D, so we don’t know what to expect in terms of gameplay. It also features an isometric camera view.