While World of Tanks
rolled out some new Soviet tanks last week, Wargaming has announced that Japan will soon join in on the fun as the game's seventh national line of war machines for the game. When released the Japanese line will initially have two branches in its tech tree with nine medium and five light machines that include machines such as the Chi-Ri prototype, the light Type 95 Ha-Go, the medium Chi-Ha tanks, and more.
Wargaming has also announced that World of Tanks has been nominated for Best Online Game at the 31st annual Golden Joystick Awards
, which awards the best computer and video games of the year. As popular as World of Tanks
is and as big as it's getting, I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of the front runners for the award. However, it has some tough competition going up against games like Rift, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Disney Infinity, and Sim City...okay, maybe not the last one, but you get the point.
Japanese Armored Vehicles to Enter Combat
Wargaming announces new national line for World of Tanks
September 19, 2013
— Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced that its highly acclaimed action game, World of Tanks, will soon be joined by war machines from Japan.
“The introduction of Japanese tanks allows us to explore the design and innovation of a number of legendary armored vehicles and give players the chance to experience their technological evolution throughout the mid-20th
century,” said World of Tanks Producer Mikhail Zhivets. “Tank models based on original designs of Japanese engineers will offer players a wide selection of authentic upgrade schemes, each tailored for particular combat objectives.”
The Japanese line will initially field two branches with nine medium and five light machines, including such fabled models as the Chi-Ri prototype, the first post-war Japanese design Type 61, the light Type 95 Ha-Go and the medium Chi-Ha tanks. Developed during the late 1950s, the Type 64 (STB-1) will become the Tier 10 medium model.
Along with existing armored vehicles from the USA, China, France, Great Britain, Germany and the USSR, the new tech tree coming one of the forthcoming updates will become the 7th
national line introduced into the game.
Wargaming is also proud to announce that World of Tanks has been nominated for Best Online Game at this year’s 31st
annual Golden Joystick Awards
, the world's second oldest gaming award ceremony, awarding the best computer and video games of the year.
About World of Tanks
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes close to 300 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrades and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace.
But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World of Tanks, it's all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own steel empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank power!
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Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles and employs over 2000 people across such key regions as North America, Europe, Russia, Asia, and Australia.
Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to mid-20th
century warfare that will include the company's flagship armored MMO World of Tanks, launched in April 2011 and currently boasting 65 million players worldwide, the flight combat World of Warplanes, named one of the most anticipated MMOs, and the naval World of Warships, scheduled for release in 2014.
In June 2012, Wargaming announced the Wargaming.net Service, the epicenter of the online battle gaming universe that will gather the series under a single portal—www.wargaming.net