MapleStory 2, the new isometric MMORPG finally arrives in the West today. The sequel launched in Korea all the way back in 2015, but is now out elsewhere in the world, following a closed beta that took place earlier this year.

For those of you not familiar with MapleStory, it blends some of the standards of the MMO genreís fantasy traits with some aspects of the modern day. Also moving from the traditional take, MapleStory combines isometric worlds with Chibi-style characters. Itís due to go live later today, with server maintenance due to end in a few hoursí time.

As mentioned above, the MapleStory 2 closed beta kicked off in the Americas, Oceania and Europe back in May, but some players will have had something of a jump on others. Those who bought into the Founderís Pack will have access to the gameís Premium Club, and been rewarded with some in-game currency. Head Starts were also available, which let players who bought in have access to the game from October 1.

MapleStory 2 retains the seriesí focus on customisation, allowing you to change up everything about your characters. Thereís a brand-new class, however Ė Runeblade. It joins the Archer, Assassin, Beserker, Heavy Gunner, Knight, Priest, Thief, and Wizard classes, and wields a magical two-handed sword.


Maintenance on MapleStory 2ís Western servers is due to end at 18:00 BST (13:00 ET), so youíll be able to play later tonight. Sadly, the MMOís take on the battle royale, Mushking Royale, wonít be available at the gameís launch, and will return with the start of the gameís first competitive season. You can check out the gameís official announcement trailer in the video above.