Japan Takes Centre Stage in World of Tanks Update 8.10

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(November 26, 2013) — Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced the first details for Update 8.10 for its massively popular free-to-play MMO action World of Tanks. The upcoming update will add two branches of Japanese tanks into the game.

“Our goal with World of Tanks has always been to maintain the gameplay depth through regular updates,” said Mike Zhivets, producer on World of Tanks. “8.10 will bring a massive addition of new tanks, and we can’t wait for both our current and new players to get their hands on them.”

The new national tech tree will launch with 14 Japanese armoured machines, including 4 light tanks, topped with the Type 5 Ke-Ho, and 9 medium machines, headed by the top-tier STB-1, along with the Type 3 Chiu Nu-Kai premium medium tank.

Fans of visual enhancements can look forward to a major overhaul in the game’s lighting system. Built to offer a more immersive experience, the revamped lighting and shadow system will also add a greater degree of realism to the game.

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About World of Tanks

World of Tanks is the first and only team-based, massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armoured warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes over 300 armoured 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 manoeuvrable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armoured 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 favourite strategy to build your own steel empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank power!

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