Parece que Maple Story empieza a pesar comercialmente a tal nivel que MTV networks estaria interesada en promocionar el juego en alianza con Nexon. aqui la noticia
SEOUL (Reuters) - Youth entertainment group MTV Networks said on Thursday it would partner with South Korea-based game publisher Nexon to market Nexon's games in North America and have Nexon enhance its existing youth-oriented Internet site.
The deal, whose value was not specified, was announced at the GSTAR 2006 Gameshow in Seoul.
Long the undisputed leader in music and youth-targeted media, MTV Networks, owned by media giant Viacom Inc., has been making a strong push for online games as it competes with teen-focused Web sites such as MySpace.com, which was acquired by media conglomerate News Corp. last year.
The deal "includes MTVN's marketing of the launch of Nexon's casual MMOG game titles in North America," MTV said in a statement.
MMOG stands for massive multiplayer online games, which can support hundreds of players simultaneously through the Internet.
"Two of the first titles to be marketed under the alliance will be 'Maple Story' and 'Kart Rider', which are already enjoyed by 50 million and 80 million players around the world respectively," MTV said.
Nexon, in return, will use its technological knowledge to enhance MTV's Neopets Internet site and provide marketing support in Asia for the site.
In August, MTV Networks bought Internet video and games company Atom Entertainment Inc. for $200 million. Also in August, MTV announced an online video advertising partnership with Google Inc. to create a new system to buy and sell ads for videos online.
In May, MTV Networks paid $102 million buy Xfire Inc., a company that builds online game forums