Nexon Launches Counter-Strike Online 2 in Korea
TOKYO -- November 28, 2013
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.”
About NEXON Co., Ltd. http://company.nexon.co.jp/
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
Greg Melchior, Corporate PR
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