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Japanese Armored Vehicles to Enter CombatWargaming announces new national line for World of Tanks

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Septembernbsp;19, 2013nbsp;mdash; Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced that its highly acclaimed action game, World ofnbsp;Tanks, will soon benbsp;joined bynbsp;war machines from Japan.

ldquo;The introduction ofnbsp;Japanese tanks allowsnbsp;us tonbsp;explore the design and innovation ofnbsp;anbsp;number ofnbsp;legendary armored vehicles and give players the chance tonbsp;experience their technological evolution throughout the mid-20th century,rdquo; said World ofnbsp;Tanks Producer Mikhail Zhivets.ldquo;Tank models based onnbsp;original designs ofnbsp;Japanese engineers will offer players anbsp;wide selection ofnbsp;authentic upgrade schemes, each tailored for particular combat objectives.rdquo;

The Japanese line will initially field two branches with nine medium and five light machines, including such fabled models asnbsp;the Chi-Ri prototype, the first post-war Japanese design Typenbsp;61, the light Typenbsp;95 Ha-Go and the medium Chi-Ha tanks. Developed during the late 1950s, the Typenbsp;64 (STB-1) will become the Tier 10nbsp;medium model.

Along with existing armored vehicles from the USA, China, France, Great Britain, Germany and the USSR, the new tech tree coming one ofnbsp;the forthcoming updates will become the 7th national line introduced into the game.

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About World ofnbsp;Tanks

World ofnbsp;Tanks isnbsp;the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated tonbsp;armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles ofnbsp;World War IInbsp;with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes close tonbsp;300 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain and China, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

Anbsp;flexible system ofnbsp;authentic vehicle upgrades and development allows you tonbsp;try any ofnbsp;the vehicles and weapons innbsp;the game. Whether you prefer tonbsp;exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches innbsp;enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force ofnbsp;giant tanks tonbsp;eliminate opposing armored forces, ornbsp;become anbsp;heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can benbsp;extremely effective when operated bynbsp;anbsp;true tank ace.

But being anbsp;great tank commander alone isnrsquo;t enough tonbsp;win! Innbsp;World ofnbsp;Tanks, itrsquo;s all about teamwork. Victory isnbsp;achieved bynbsp;combining your combat skills with those ofnbsp;the other members ofnbsp;your team, each playing their own role onnbsp;the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy tonbsp;build your own steel empire and manifest the indisputable authority ofnbsp;the tank power!

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About Wargaming

Wargaming isnbsp;annbsp;award-winning online game developer and publisher and one ofnbsp;the leaders innbsp;the free-to-play MMO market. Founded asnbsp;anbsp;privately held company innbsp;1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15nbsp;titles and employs over 2200 people across such key regions asnbsp;North America, Europe, Russia, Asia, and Australia.

Currently, Wargaming isnbsp;focused onnbsp;its team-based MMO war series dedicated tonbsp;mid-20th century warfare that will include the companyrsquo;s flagship armored MMO World ofnbsp;Tanks, launched innbsp;April 2011 and currently boasting over 70nbsp;million players worldwide, the flight combat World ofnbsp;Warplanes, named one ofnbsp;the most anticipated MMOs, and the naval World ofnbsp;Warships, scheduled for release innbsp;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 portalmdash; www.wargaming.net.

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