Dirty Bomb – Nexon reverts new online shooter back to old name

[Beta signup] Formerly known as Dirty Bomb, later renamed as Extraction under Nexon America, the publisher announced today the game name will revert back to Dirty Bomb, with no further changes down the road. According to the press release, this is to “better fit the game’s unique personality“.

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Developed by UK-based Splash Damage, Dirty Bomb is a competitive multiplayer online first-person shooter, and the first in a new generation of games published by Nexon America. The publisher also has announced it will run dedicated servers in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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Free-to-play, and more importantly, free-to-win, Dirty Bomb is a unique team-based game in which players will select from a diverse group of mercenaries, each with their unique personalities, talents and weapons, to create specialized squads to take into the fray on a quest for riches and bragging rights.

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Dirty Bomb is part of the initiative, under CEO Min Kim, where Nexon America looks to publish more Western-developed games. The publisher believe this strategy will better fit the English gamers, hence the lack of localized online games from Nexon Korea these days.

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