New mode for World of Tanks goes 8-bit...you have my attention

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To celebrate the winter season and kick off 2015, Wargaming has announced a brand new combat mode for World of Tanks called Winter Showdown.  Basically it's World of Tanks gone 8-bit with three custom-built vehicles, a new map, and platooning setups that feature five players instead of three.  Winter Showdown will also offer two mega platoons vs. two mega platoons or ten vs. ten in random.

In addition there will be three new tanks exclusive to Winter Showdown mode: the Mammoth heavy tank, the Polar Bear Tank Destroyer, and the Artic Fox light tank.  In addition there will also be an original battle arena and a new medal, Operation Winter, that will be given to players that perform well enough in Winter Showdown.

Winter Showdown will start on January 26th, 2015 for players in North America, Europe, and Asia, and January 15th, 2015 in the Korean Republic. 

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December 30, 2014 ?? Wargaming today announced a brand new combat mode for World of Tanks??Winter Showdown. This new 8-Bit mode will offer exclusive in-game content including three custom-built vehicles, new map and platooning setups.

Available exclusively in Winter Showdown mode will be mega platoons, featuring 5 players instead of 3. Winter Showdown will offer several game setups: 2 mega platoons vs. 2 mega platoons or 10 vs. 10 in random.

To complement Winter Showdown mode, Wargaming have designed three exclusive tanks: the Mammoth heavy tank, the Polar Bear Tank Destroyer, and the Arctic Fox light tank. Each of these three tanks has a clearly designed role on the battlefield: the Mammoth is a close-quarters tank; the Polar Bear is a long-range, sniper vehicle; the Arctic Fox is quick, scouting tank. To complement these vehicles, there are special Gold rounds that can be used to heal teammates.

Also designed for Winter Showdown mode is an original battle arena, and a new medal, Operation Winter, that will be given to players that perform exceptionally well in this mode. 

The Winter Showdown mode has multiple start dates depending on a player??s region. For those in North America, Europe, and Asia, the start date is January 26th, 2015. For those in the Korean Republic, the start date is January 15th, 2015.

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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 over 350 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain, Japan and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

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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. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.

As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition and World of Tanks Blitz. Launched in 2014, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and the mobile MMO game World of Tanks Blitz has opened up Wargaming??s trademark team-based military IP to smartphone and tablet users worldwide.

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