The update will also include advances in the US tree and two new premium light tanks - the American M22 Locust and the Russian T-127. As the first step in global tech tree revisions, the M26 Pershing will be replaced with the M46 Patton.
The 6.5 Update announcement follows news that World of Tanks will soon be available in box form at NA retailers thanks to a new partnership with publisher Interactive Gaming Software, who will distribute the boxed edition of the game at NA for $19.99. Check out the official Update 6.5 press release and trailer after the break.
World of Tanks Update 6.5 Rolls Out
American Tank Destroyers Show Up
London, UK and San Francisco, CA (29th June, 2011)Â ÂÂ Wargaming.net is glad to announce that the Update 6.5 for their worldwide recognized World of Tanks action MMO will be released on June 30. Along with two new maps - Redshire that depicts a traditional British settlement, and Arctic Region, the very first purely winter location - the update will feature the highly-anticipated American tank destroyers line, including the T95 superheavy monster.
Apart from the advanced US tree, Update 6.5 will bring up two premium light tanks - the American M22 Locust and the Russian T-127.
One of the most significant changes Update 6.5 will carry is replacing the M26 Pershing with the M46 Patton, which will become the first step towards global tech trees revision.
ÂWe constantly keep polishing the game balance, and updating World of Tanks to 6.5 is yet another important step in this direction,Â said Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi. ÂThat's just the first of the two American TDs branches we'll be implementing, so we will bring even more strategic satisfaction to our players in the nearest future.Â
World ofÂ Tanks isÂ the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated toÂ armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles ofÂ World War IIÂ with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.
AÂ flexible system ofÂ authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows you toÂ try any ofÂ the vehicles and weapons inÂ the game. Whether you prefer toÂ exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches inÂ enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force ofÂ giant tanks toÂ eliminate opposing armored forces, orÂ become aÂ heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can beÂ extremely effective when operated byÂ aÂ true tank ace.
But being aÂ great tank commander alone isnÂt enough toÂ win! InÂ World ofÂ Tanks, itÂs all about teamwork. Victory isÂ achieved byÂ combining your combat skills with those ofÂ the other members ofÂ your team, each playing their own role onÂ the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy toÂ build your own steel empire and manifest the indisputable authority ofÂ the tank power!
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Wargaming.netÂ® is an award-winning strategy game specialist, incorporated in the UK. Its 220-strong development team is located in Minsk, Belarus. Since 1998, the company has shipped 13 titles, including acclaimed Massive Assault series, Order of War RTS published by Square Enix, and three add-ons for Blitzkrieg II. Wargaming.net'sÂ® Operation Bagration RTS was awarded the Best Strategy Game of 2008 at Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI). At KRI 2009 and 2010 Wargaming.netÂ® was named The Best Developer Company from ex-USSR. At KRI 2011 the company was awarded Industry Prize and World of TanksÂ® won ÂBest GameÂ Award.
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