The wildly popular free MMO Maple Story is getting an update soon and with it comes a new class. The update is called Dual Blade and it builds upon the narrative of the Maple Story universe. Players will be able to create characters with dual-wielding abilities (hence the name). The new class is called the Thief, and all characters created under it will be part of a secret organization. Six new characters including The Former Dark Lord are displayed on the games website. While you’re there, you should check out the new trailer for the update showcasing dual wielding combat. There is also a promotional art contest with various prizes ranging from devices like a Dual Blade themed net book and a Flip HD camera or Maple Points and in-game items. This contest runs from June 30 to July 20, 2010. See the site for official rules. The Dual Blade expansion is expected to release July 14, and like Maple story its self is free.