has released the first trailer and screenshots
for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
(CS: GO) which will expand upon the team-based action gameplay pioneered when it was launched exactly 12 years ago. Developed by Valve in cooperation with Seattle-based Hidden Path Entertainment
, CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.). In addition, CS: GO will introduce new gameplay modes, matchmaking, leader boards, and more. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will launch in early 2012, for PC, Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360.