Is Counter Strike: Global Offensive not enough to satisfy your Counter Strike needs? Well you are in luck; Nexon is going to release a new CS game.
From the maker of the notable titles Combat Arms and Maple Story, comes Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies. In case you were wondering, that’s not a typo – Nexon’s name is really in the title. This Free- to-Play game will be coming to Steam sometime in Q3 of 2014. CS N: Z is very different from Counter-Strike Online, where that game enjoyed an exclusive release in Asia. Valve and Nexon have worked on titles before, and the most significant would be for mentioned Counter-Strike Online, which had a zombie mode in its second release. You can see a video of the mode in action below.
So what’s different from Counter Strike: Global Offensive you ask? As of right now, the most significant detail we know is zombies, zombies, and more zombies. If the zombie genre wasn’t already over saturated, it is now. Beyond zombies the official description is:
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.
Besides these two bits, nothing else is really known. Judging that Counter-Strike Neo has minimally or tightly dressed females (see below), CS Online featured giant bug people in an event, and Counter-Strike Online 2 turned players into pigs (see below), it’s safe to assume that it will be something very different from what you know.
If this game interests you, heed this warning. Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is probably going to be an “Asian Free 2 Play”. Don’t be expecting something like Team Fortress 2 in terms of how the in-game economy will work. Unlike Counter-Strike, where players are equal in terms of what items they can buy, the Asian Free 2 Play style awards players for high play time by item unlocks.
If this doesn’t bother you, just be ready for the waves of people screaming “pay 2 win”.
Will you be willing to give it a try? Leave your thoughts below.