Earlier this year we reported on a new MapleStory title that emerged on the 3DS exclusively to South Korea.

MapleStory: The Girl's Fate was published by Nexon in the region but that exclusivity has now been broken as SEGA has partnered with the South Korean publisher to take the game to Japan at some point in 2014.

The MapleStory franchise has grown considerably in recent years. It's typically a 2D free-to-play massively multiplayer online RPG that encourages you to interact with other players, trade items with them and band together to form monster hunting parties.

Interestingly, MapleStory: The Girl’s Fate is actually a single player experience and doesn't feature any MMO elements at all. You play as a young girl who has a mysterious spirit trapped inside her and must venture through various levels to be rid of it.

There's still no news on a Western release yet, but at least MapleStory: The Girl's Fate is on the move. MapleStory DS unfortunately didn't make it outside of Japan and South Korea, hopefully the fate of the 3DS title will be different.

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[via siliconera.com]