We Must Admit, We Didn't Expect Valve To Announce A PSN Version Of Counter-Strike.

The downloadable shooter — derived from the seminal PC title — is due out on PS3 early next year.

Global Offensive will boast new maps, characters and weapons, with updated versions of classic Counter-Strike content on-hand to please old-school fans. New matchmaking features, gameplay modes, leaderboards and more will be included to bring the title up to date.

“Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999,” said Doug Lombard, marketing execurive at Valve.

“For the past 12 years, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world, headline competitive gaming tournaments and selling over 25 million units worldwide across the franchise. CS: GO promises to expand on CS’ award-winning gameplay and deliver it to gamers on the PC as well as the next gen consoles and the Mac.”

Valve's developing the title in conjunction with Hidden Path Entertainment. There's no word on whether Global Offensive will take advantage of Portal 2's PS3 Steam integration, but we have to assume that's a given at this stage.

There's a trailer after the jump.