TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NEXON Co., LTD. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today launched the first-person shooter (“FPS”) game Counter-Strike Online 2 in Korea.
Developed by Nexon and based on Valve’s Counter-Strike series, Counter-Strike Online 2 is the sequel to the phenomenally successful Counter-Strike Online, which has been a popular title throughout Asia since its launch in 2008. Counter-Strike Online is a team-based, tactical FPS game that pits a team of terrorists against a team of counter-terrorists in a series of rounds.
Powered by the Source engine, Counter-Strike Online 2 combines the exciting plot and competitiveness of its predecessor with higher-quality graphics, enhanced impact physics, a wider array of weapons, equipment customization and new and improved environments. The sequel also incorporates MMORPG elements with the addition of a new game mode – “Big City” – in which 32 users can simultaneously play in an urban setting.
“We are excited to deliver another installment of the highly successful Counter-Strike Online franchise to players in Korea,” said Seungwoo Choi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon Co., Ltd. “We think players will enjoy the crisp visuals, enhanced game mechanics, and other exciting new features offered in this sequel.”
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NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Founded in Korea in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions and the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. Nexon currently services more than 60 online games in more than 100 countries and since its founding, Nexon has generated more than 1.3 billion player registrations. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.