Today, the publisher for MapleStory 2 in China was announced, and to no surprises, it was revealed to be Tencent Games. MapleStory 1 is published by Shanda Games currently in China, and the community has long predicted the sequel will not fall under the same publisher. Nexon and Tencent Games have a long standing working relationship thanks to the success of Dungeon Fighter Online.
According to Tencent Games, what attracted them to MapleStory 2 is the game’s “creativeness, pureness, and youthful freedom.” If you did not know, MapleStory 2 uses a very Minecraft-style system for some of their features, such as building player houses and creating maps, items and more. MapleStory 2 is currently being localized, with Tencent Games preparing Lost Ark as well.