World of Tanks Will be Available In Retail Stores

London, UK and San Francisco, CA (27 th 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 available for only $19.99.

“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 tank fans 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!

Join World of Tanks:

About Wargaming.net®

Wargaming.net® 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's® Operation Bagration RTS was awarded the Best Strategy Game of 2008 at Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI). At KRI 2009 and 2010 Wargaming.net® was named The Best Developer Company from ex-USSR. At KRI 2011 the company was awarded Industry Prize and World of Tanks® won“Best Game” Award.

Official web site: www.wargaming.net

About IGS

Founded by game industry veteran Paul Lombardi in 2000, co-founder of Interactive Magic and an early member of the legendary Microprose team, IGS Software has risen to fame over the past several years with popular game titles such as MMO Fallen Earth, and PC titles Sail Simulator 5 Deluxe Edition, Ship SImulator 2008 Collectors Edition, Hank Haney Golf,  Gun Ship, Battle Squadron, F-15 Strike Eagle, Restaurant Empire, Commander-in-Chief and the X3 series. IGS has successfully published products including sports simulators, flight simulators, and science fiction-based games for over a decade.

Official web site: http://www.igs-games.com

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Media Contacts:

Europe :

Mike Belton

VP of Global Public Relations and Marketing

Email: mike@wargaming.net

North America :

Bryan Davies

VP of Public Relations, North America

Email: bryan@wargaming.net IGS Sales Contact:

Paul Lombardi

CEO IGS Software,

Phone: 419- 853-7349

Email pglintense@aol.com.

IGS Media Contact

Bruce Milligan:

Email: Bruce@igs-games.com

 


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