Nexon announced that it will end the service of MapleStory 2 in Japan on May 27, 2020.’
The free-to-play MMORPG title launched in Japan on June 5, 2019, so it’ll end shy of its first anniversary by a week. Nexon arrived at the conclusion that it would too difficult to continue providing a satisfactory experience for the fans. The company thanked fans for the support and apologized for having to end the game in such a manner.
The game’s service will end on May 27, 2020 at 12:00 JST. Its micro-transaction currency Blue Merets are no longer available for purchase. However, those who still have leftover Blue Merets can use them until the game’s end of service date.
Furthermore, Nexon kicked off a campaign that invites anyone who played MapleStory 2 to play the original MapleStory in Japan. The only requirement is a Nexon ID with at least one character made in MapleStory 2 for the bonus.
MapleStory 2 launched earlier in the West in October 2018. The game never found much success since launching last June, but its predecessor MapleStory remains to be one of Japan’s longest-running MMORPG titles on PC alongside Final Fantasy XI.
Keep in mind that this end of service announcement is only for the Japanese version of the game.
MapleStory 2 is currently available worldwide for PC.