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E3: Expands the World

World of Warplanes in Development (, the publisher and developer behind the world-famous franchises World of Tanks, Massive Assault, and Order of War, chose the height of E3 to announces their newest franchise -- World of Warplanes.

Based upon military air dominance ranging from the 1930's through the 1950's, which is considered by historians to be the Golden Age of piston aircraft, World of Warplanes is a stand alone Free-to-Play game being developed by the team that created the award winning World of Tanks.

About World of Tanks
World of Tanks ( is a team-based massively multi-player online game dedicated to armored warfare in the mid-20th century. An advanced system of vehicle upgrade and development allows gamers to try out the vehicles and weapons featured in the game that are as historically and technically accurate as the developers could make them.

Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, punch deep into enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the power of heavy tanks to eliminate opposing forces, or become a high-powered sniper using long-range artillery, each unit type is extremely lethal and effective when commanded by a true tank ace.

"We are proud to be able to develop another high quality Free-to-Play game for the world's gaming community," says CEO Victor Kislyi. "World of Tanks has been extremely successful and we look to bring the same high quality if not better to World of Warplanes."

With the recent announcement of a partnership with Lesta, the overall portfolio of now features more than 20 titles that are highly acclaimed by media and players alike. World of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multi-player online action game dedicated to armored warfare.

A Little Hand's-On Play at E3
Being a great tank commander alone is not enough to win in World of Tanks -- but it is a start! Still, to reach victory on a consistent basis means building and developing a team with which you combine your combat skills, with each gamer playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own empire and achieve victory as the indisputable master of the Tank!

When we sat down with the game at E3 we discovered that the real tank that was placed at the entrance to their exhibit space should have clued us in to something that is easily overlooked when you are heading into a new game -- the trappings of the real McCoy suggest that the game itself just might have a literal level of realism to it -- and it does -- which may be a bad thing if you are not a gamer who wants to study the real tactics that were used by the brilliant tank commanders of WWII and beyond.

It worked out OK for us - we are suckers for history and find any game that actually teaches us something to be a worthwhile effort to play -- well, that and now if the Russians or the Chinese ever DO invade, we could probably command a small tank unit pretty well as part of the resistance... We just need to figure out where they keep all the tanks and ammunition in our area...

What the realism levels taught us as we played -- in addition to humility -- is that in games like this you are only as strong as your weakest member, so building a team and making the effort to properly teach them the tactics you are likely to use in play against your opponents can really make a difference in the outcome. Over time, and getting to know your teammates, this could be a very wicked game!

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Posted: 10th Jun 2011 by CMBF
World of Tanks, PC, E3 2011, MMO,

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