Besides a brief trailer there hasn’t been much to report about Maple Story DS. In a fantastic, but verbose 21 page feature article Brandon Sheffield ties together Korean interviews from G*Star. One of them is with Nexon and they confirm that Maple Story DS is not an MMORPG; it will be designed first and foremost as a single player action RPG with some multiplayer features. The interview also mentions Maple Story DS will launch in the “middle of next year”, which probably means sometime this year since the interview was conducted last year. I say probably because there is a slim chance that Nexon knew the interview would be published in 2008 and they adjusted their answer accordingly to represent 2009. Confusing right? One of these days I should ask Brandon to confirm, which one he meant! However, the release window is only for Korea. Nexon has yet to announce concrete plans about any other markets, which might make Maple Story DS the first tantalizing Nintendo DS import from Korea.