Maplestory 2 stirred up quite the buzz in May, when Nexon released a short trailer teasing some of Maplestory 2’s interesting three-dimensional evolution from its predecessor. The video seemed to raise more questions than it answered for the cutesy cubed MMO, but not to worry. A new seven minute long trailer gives us our first indepth look at some of Maplestestory 2’s more creative features, ranging from non-instanced housing to player-made dungeons. The only issue? It’s entirely in Korean.
While language barriers may prevent us from understanding what’s being said, it’s still easy to grasp what’s going on. Maplestory 2 will feature several options for character customization, including the ability to independently shorten or lengthen portions of your character’s hair and even design your own costume items.
Player housing is also visible, with individual players claiming plots of land across different environments. Interestingly, it looks like housing is non-instanced, at least to a degree. Building out your own house follows a simplistic approach, with land being sectioned off into cubed quadrants. Once a house has been built, players can decorate the insides with useful items like display mannequins for your extra costumes, storage boxes and special souvenirs that come with bonus effects.
While housing sounds fun, we’re most interested in the player made dungeons. The trailer showcases a few of these, with players able to edit their own adventures in real time, placing monsters, traps and event triggers in order to craft the perfect dungeon experience. The level of control shown by the editor is quite surprising, as players can even use camera triggers to change the viewport from isometric to the original Maplestory’s classic side-scrolling view. It can even be used to make your own Mario Party-esque mini-games.
Maplestory 2’s first Korean CBT is scheduled for the second half of 2014.
What are some your thoughts on these new features? Do you like the direction Maplestory 2 is headed? Let us know.