Zombie Outbreak About to Hit Counter-Strike in New F2P Title
If you don't reside in one of Nexon's Asian markets, you may not be aware of the free-to-play Counter-Strike Online (CSO) series. Developed by Nexon in collaboration with Valve, the original CSO was released back in 2008. While a sequel, CSO2, was released in December 2013, the original game is still going strong thanks not only to the classic CS modes, but also some unique modes, including four different Zombie Infection modes. Now it seems that Valve and Nexon are ready to take that zombie theme and create a new free-to-play game for the other regions of the world. Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is set to arrive Q3 2014 on Steam for players in Europe, North America, Oceania, and the CIS Region, with English, German, French, Italian, Polish, and Russian language options.
Now, the CS world is about to be infected with the introduction of the ultimate game-changer: zombies. Fast-paced, frenetic action awaits, as a wide variety of new weapons are added to the fray, with diverse game modes available, featuring countless undead. The zombies in the game are quick, aggressive, and dangerous, which makes for a completely new experience.
In addition to the new zombie based experience, players can also have the original Counter-Strike experience, through modes like Hostage Rescue and Bomb Diffusion, which makes strategic intelligence more important than ever. All modes of play feature the now legendary, adrenaline-pumping CS action.
While no screenshots or trailer have been released for Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies just yet, here is a trailer for "Counter-Strike Online Zombie 4: Darkness" (one of the four Zombie Infection modes in CSO), which may give us a hint of what to expect when this new title arrives.
Source: Press Release and CSO Site (for video)