World of Warplanes Global Alpha Strikes Big With 100,000 Signups

1 st March, 2012 — Wargaming.net, the award-winning videogame publisher and developer, announced today that its highly anticipated flight combat MMO World of Warplanes secured 100,000 invite requests for the game’s global alpha stage worldwide.

The impressive demand to try out the much anticipated MMO was reached within the first 24 hours from the start of global alpha and keeps growing. The registration opened on the 23 rd of February and now every player can apply for joining the ranks of World of Warplanes alpha testers.

"The player demand to participate in the alpha testing is impressive; it’s a lot greater than we had anticipated," said World of Warplanes producer Anton Sitnikau. "I’d like to congratulate and welcome our first five thousand alpha test pilots and hope they enjoy the incredible flight experience. And, of course, we encourage others to apply – we have many more invitations to give away."

About World of Warplanes

World of Warplanes is a flight combat MMO action game set in the “Golden Age” of military aviation. The game continues the armored warfare theme marked in the highly-acclaimed World of Tanks, throwing players into a never-ending tussle for air dominance.

Based in a virtual world of aerial combat, World of Warplanes will allow players to build full-scale careers as virtual pilots. The game offers planes from several key eras, staring from the 1930s biplanes, and up to the Korean War jet fighters that led the way for modern air forces.

World of Warplanes will feature a wide range of warbirds, each of them unique in their effectiveness and behavior. Virtual pilots can choose from three main warplane classes: single-engine light fighters capable of engaging enemies in close dogfights, heavy fighters with deadly straight attacks, and ground-attack planes, a fearsome threat for ground targets.

Every plane will feature multiple variations of weapons and ammo types, engines, and other crucial modules. Various combinations will allow players to pick optimal configurations for the most effective behavior in combat.

Find out more about World of Warplanes, visit www.worldofwarplanes.com

About Wargaming.net ®

Wargaming.net ® is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Since 1998, the company has published more than 15 titles, including the highly acclaimed Massive Assault and Order of War series. Currently Wargaming.net is focused on establishing the MMO war trilogy that includes the flagship armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes (one of the most anticipated MMOs for 2012), and the naval World of Battleships scheduled for release in 2013.

Official website: www.wargaming.net  


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