The traditional role of digital distribution is to get a game client into the hands -- and onto the computers -- of gamers as quickly as possible, and at low to no cost, this being an approach that is well-suited to games that have embraced the classic Free-2-Play model that has increasingly become popular for modern MMO's in the past few years. But what do you do when your Free-2-Play game has grown and matured to the point that it is time for it to greet the world from the more respectable form of the proper boxed retail title?
If you happen to be Wargaming.net and the game in question is your wildly popular and rapidly growing title World of Tanks, you celebrate each localized version launch as if it were the first! Which is very likely why Wargaming.net is very enthusiastically happy to announce that its original and unique Massively Multi-Player Online Role Playing Game World of Tanks exclusive boxed edition is now available at retail chains in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, with sales in the UK, Italy, Scandinavia, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and France to start from December 2nd.
Boxed World of Tanks Retail Edition Priced at E9.99 Firmly Establishing a fixed retail price while consistently packing in extra value for gamers is the best tactic that developer Wargaming.net and publisher Deep Silver could have taken for what amounts to a re-launch of the already well-established and previously all-digital title.
The World of Tanks retail version -- now available for EUR 9,99 -- comes with EUR 20 worth of bonus content that includes in-game gold, several days of premium subscription time, and the premium German tank PzKpfw 38H735 (f) which while it is difficult to pronounce is deadly on the battlefield! The boxed edition also features the 'Newcomer's Guide' -- an invaluable aid that will help new players to master the essentials of World of Tanks.
"Putting World of Tanks to store shelves is one of the major milestones throughout our presence in Europe," says Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi. "We'd like to thank our partners Deep Silver for their help in World of Tanks box distribution."
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 more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, all carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows gamers to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game -- Whether they prefer to exhaust their foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, or 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.
Just as it was on the real life battlefields of World War II, being a great tank commander alone is rarely 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!Join World of Tanks: http://game.worldoftanks.eu/registration/
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Posted: 25th Nov 2011 by Heather Savage
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