World of Tanks hitting the shelves at a store near you.

by: Sean Cahill -
The free to play MMO World of Tanks will now be available to pick up in retail locations, thanks to a partnership between Wargaming.net and Interactive Gaming Software.  The hybrid MMO that is designed to take teamwork to a new level has decided to release units to retail locations in an effort to boost popularity of the game itself.  Usually, you don't see this out of free to play MMO games as most people generally download the client straight from a website.  If you see any information inside a retail location, it's usually something along the lines of a pay card for an in-game cash shop (Perfect World International comes to mind) where the company makes their money for offering a free to play game.  Still, if you want to give a try for this game, be on the lookout at a store near you.

World of Tanks Will be Available In Retail Stores

Wargaming.net and IGS Partner
to Distribute World of Tanks Boxed Version

London, UK (28th June, 2011) — Wargaming.net is proud to announce their partnership with Interactive Gaming Software publisher (IGS) on the distribution of the highly popular free-to-play MMO game World of Tanks through commercial networks.

The essential benefit of this partnership is the strong relationships with retailers across the United States gained by IGS. World of Tanks will be offering special boxed editions to their network.

“We're extremely proud to say that our headliner will finally appear in stores,” said Wargaming.net CEO Victor Kislyi. “We are happy to partner with IGS and hope that their tremendous expertise in distributing retail production will help in bringing the popularity of World of Tanks to a completely new level.”

“World of Tanks has been incredibly popular in Europe,” said IGS CEO and founder Paul Lombardi. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to help bring this stunning game to a North American audience. We also think this partnership has huge potential for both companies.”

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, carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade 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 maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, 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.

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 favorite strategy to build your own steel empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank power!

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