No tricks here, Nexon has just released a new gameplay trailer for Maplestory 2 which is filled with nothing but actual gameplay, a refreshing sight to see these days. In the trailer you’ll find plenty of examples of how Nexon has used the additional dimension to Maplestory 2’s advantage, adding such three dimensional diversions as swimming, driving, and other minigames which coupled with the trailer music gave off some serious Mario Party vibes.
Of course, Maplestory isn’t just about hanging around socializing and spamming @@@@@ symbols in chat which is why it was good to see the later half of the trailer devoted to Maplestory 2’s new combat which takes full advantage of the MMO’s new 3D environments providing some rather pleasing visual effects, especially when it comes to boss fights.
Maplestory 2 is currently in Alpha having been in development since 2010 and is set during an era prior to the original. Right now the MMO is scheduled to enter closed beta in Korea sometime this year with a global release to be confirmed at a later date. In the meantime, Nexon Korea plans on recruiting some of the game’s supporters to a special ‘Supporter’s Day’ sometime in June, where they will be able to interact with the developers and preview the game.