World of Tanks Headed for Retail Stores August 31

World of Tanks, which was initially released as a digital download-only title will be hitting store shelves, with a boxed version on August 31st. The retail copy will sport a price tag of $19.99. More details from the official press release below.

“Interactive Gaming Software has announced that  the boxed retail version of highly popular free-to-play MMO game World of Tanks will be available on sale at all major retail chains and independents as of August 31, 2011.

The online version of World of Tanks, created and managed by, has been played by more than 5 million people, also has more than 130,000 fans on Facebook.   On a some days, more than 170,000 users have been playing the game. The retail version of World of Tanks is expected to be extremely popular with users.

The special boxed edition of the game will be available for a suggested retail price of only $19.99.  In addition to including the entire game itself, purchasers will also receive a bonus of $30 of in-game items, including a premium account, game credits, gold, and an upgraded tank.

“World of Tanks is one of the most popular online games ever created,” said IGS CEO and founder Paul Lombardi. “We think that players who love the online version of the game are going to discover that the boxed version offers them a lot of incentives to purchase it, and we think that having a retail version will attract even more fans to the wonderful gaming experience that World of Tanks offers.”

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!

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