Previously released for PC platforms, World of Tanks offers a selection of team-based tank warfare scenarios across seven playable maps. World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition boasts a new control scheme suited for twin-stick controllers, along with a new HDTV-optimized UI that should aid veteran players transitioning from PC to console.
Through the end of the month, first-time players can purchase two Founder's Packs at a discounted rate using in-game currency, expanding their arsenal with premium tanks, extra ammunition, and other bonus equipment. A bonus Russian T-127 light premium tank is available for players who purchase both Founder's Packs.
LONDON, 12th February, 2014 – Wargaming today announced that "World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition" is now available globally. Custom built specifically for the Xbox 360, "World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition" brings World of Tanks' trademark team-based tactical online tank warfare action and free-to-play accessibility to the 48 million Xbox Live gamers around the globe.
Published by Microsoft Studios and developed by Wargaming West (formerly Day 1 Studios), "World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition" is digitally downloadable and free-to-play for Xbox Live Gold account holders, with an additional 7-day timed trial for all other Xbox Live account holders. The title features all new intuitive controls, integration of Xbox Live features like Friends, Parties, Achievements and a custom user interface designed for the large screen experience. "World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition" also features in-game purchases such as premium tanks, consumables and premium accounts to boost experience and currency accrual rates.
At launch "World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition" features more than a hundred iconic tanks from three separate nations – the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as seven different maps. The title will also be further expanded with future content download consisting of new tanks, nations, and more.
"World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is a tremendous leap forward for Wargaming," said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. "Not only does this release mark the company's very first title on console, it also presents us with the opportunity to bring World of Tanks to a tremendously passionate new audience of gamers around the world."
For a limited time, two special "Founder's Packs" of content will be available from launch through February 28th - each containing special tanks, resources and items at a reduced price.
Founders Pack 1 will contain the US Tier VII T23 medium tank, an extra garage slot, 17 premium ammo rounds, 100% crew, ten small repair kits, ten small first aid kits, ten manual fire extinguishers, an exclusive gold star emblem and 30 days of premium account status for the price of 6,700 gold, a saving of 40 percent.
Founders Pack 2 will contain the German Tier V PzKpfw V-IV medium tank, an extra garage slow, 19 premium ammo rounds, 100% crew, five small repair kits, five small first aid kits, five manual fire extinguishers, an exclusive black star emblem and 7 days of premium account status for the price of 3,400 gold, a saving of 40 percent.
Players who purchase both packs will also receive a bonus Russian T-127 light premium tank.
For more information on "World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition," please visit www.worldoftanks.com/xbox.