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MapleStory M – Iconic MMORPG Partners With Worldwide Sensation BTS

MapleStory M is one of the most iconic massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) that you can download and play. It’s a side-scrolling open-world game that features endless customization, unique and immersive storylines, tough and challenging, boss raids, and many more. It’s a game that is widely known, especially if you’re someone who played MapleStory, which launched in 2005.

Despite the game’s already iconic status, the developers are still not satisfied with that. To further boost the game’s popularity and increase its awareness among people, the Nexon Company has recently partnered with the worldwide K-Pop sensation BTS. Last November, the collaboration between the two was shown via a YouTube video teaser.

 

BTS collab maplestory

 

The video was titled “BTS Dreams Come True” and teased each member sharing their fond memories of playing MapleStory. After that, a series of videos were uploaded on the MapleStory YouTube account to detail what the partnership will bring. The three-video series also showcased stories from BTS members about their journey in playing MapleStory throughout their childhood.

The group even sang the game’s theme song, which showed how much the game had influenced them greatly. Let’s discuss more in this article about what the collaboration brought fans.

What is MapleStory M?

For people who don’t know, MapleStory M is the mobile version of the MapleStory game. The mobile version launched in June 2018 and offers many of the epic and iconic features that players used to enjoy on the original game. It quickly became popular, reaching 10 million downloads in more than just three months. It celebrated its 2nd anniversary last June while also getting a milestone of 16 million downloads worldwide.

With the game continuing to rise in popularity, its partnership with BTS will only add to its increasing popularity. But why would the global sensation K-Pop group partner with MapleStory? Let’s discuss this in the next section.

Why BTS Agreed to the Collaboration

In case you are wondering why the popular group BTS agreed to collaborate with MapleStory, it’s because they like the game. The members grew up playing the iconic MMORPG, and they all had fond memories of it. In the three videos uploaded on the MapleStory YouTube account, each member shared their fond memories of playing the game. RM and Jin are the known avid players, with Jin sharing his MapleStory adventures on the fan community platform Weverse.

He even pleads if he could get the BTS Jin name for his account. BTS members are also not new when it comes to collaborating with game titles. They previously worked with Fortnite for the world premiere of their Dynamite. They also had the T1 League of Legends team guest star on their variety show RUN BTS. The videos also revealed what players of both MapleStory and MapleStory M could expect from the collaboration aside from the stories and memories.

Limited Items for Players to Collect

The collaboration between BTS and MapleStory brought about numerous limited-edition items that fans can collect in the game, which became available last December 16, 2020. The limited-edition items were personally designed by each BTS member. The designs they created were based on their favorite memory of playing the game. All of the new items that players can collect are outfits that they can fit into their in-game character.

 

BTS hat package

 

Limited Items for Players to Collect

BTS and MapleStory’s collaboration brought about numerous limited-edition items that fans can collect in the game, which became available last December 16, 2020. Each BTS member personally designed limited-edition things. The designs they created were based on their favorite memory of playing the game. All of the new items that players can collect are outfits to fit into their in-game character.

One example of a unique item that players can acquire is the Nexon headquarters building hat. There are also certain items and packages that players will likely recognize, like the BTS Black Swan Master Package or the BTS Army Bomb. All-in-all, there are five different packages available with 27 items for players to collect. Both Nexon and BTS creatively design all items and packages.

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a big fan of BTS or MapleStory, this collaboration will excite you. If you’re a MapleStory fan, this collaboration is an excellent way for you to collect items that your in-game character can wear. It’s a great way to showcase your uniqueness in the game since BTS members and the developers Nexon uniquely design these items. Take note that the items won’t be available anymore once the event or promotion is already over. So, it’s great to get them while they’re available.

As a fan of BTS, this can be an excellent time for you to start playing MapleStory or MapleStory M. This is all because you will be joining the game in a period where you can collect the limited-edition items of BTS. This collaboration also showed that BTS members are big fans of the game, and some are even avid gamers. So it’s an excellent opportunity to have a chance to talk and interact with them inside MapleStory or MapleStory M.