Nexon has just revealed that the free-to-play shooter Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies will enter its Steam open beta on September 23, with an official release planned for Q3 2014. Announced little over a month ago, Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies is pretty much the Western launch of South Korea’s Counter-Strike Online 2 and is expected to launch in Europe, North America, Oceania, and the CIS region.
The Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies open beta will bring a variety of modes, both PvP and PvE, including Zombie Hero, Shelter Mode and Zombie Scenarios that even include boss fights. If you’re not in it for the zombies, then there’s a plethora of classic modes (over 20): Beast Mode, Bazooka Mode, Football Mode, Bomb Defusal and Hostage Rescue, among others. Classic maps will be included, such as the unforgettable de_dust, as well as new maps such as Big Tree, Camouflage, Rex and Greesia, with 60 more maps to try. Here’s the full Steam announcement.
With this mix of old and new, Nexon hopes that Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies appeals both to veterans of the franchise as well as newcomers.