MapleStory 2 will officially launch on October 10th! To celebrate, Nexon will be running the Mushking Royale Pre-Season from August 22nd through October 1st. This will allow players to create characters and reserve their favorite character names.

Mushking Battle Royale is a standalone version of the mode that will be part of MapleStory 2 when it launches. Those who score top honors during the pre-season event will win Founder’s Packs that contain a number of in-game items.

The game launch will come packed with new content, holiday events, the Runeblade class, a dozen new dungeons and an increased level cap of 60.

Those who purchase a Founder’s Pack will have a Head Start event before the October 10th retail launch. Founder’s Packs are priced at $24.99, $59.99 and $99.99. Each comes with a number of in-game items and perks as well as a limited number of Premium Club Membership days.

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