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Japan Takes Center Stage in World of Tanks Update 8.10 [UPDATED]

November 26, 2013 - Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced the first details for Update 8.10 for its massively popular free-to-play MMO action World of Tanks. The upcoming update will add two branches of Japanese tanks into the game.


UPDATE: Japanese Tech Tree has been updated on 27 November 2013.

Our goal with World of Tanks has always been to maintain the gameplay depth through regular updates. 8.10 will bring a massive addition of new tanks, and we can’t wait for both our current and new players to get their hands on them.

- World of Tanks Producer Mikhail Zhivets

The new national tech tree will launch with 14 Japanese armored machines, including 4 light tanks, topped with the Type 5 Ke-Ho, and 9 medium machines, headed by the top-tier STB-1, along with the Type 3 Chi-Nu Kai premium medium tank.

From left to right: Type 98A Ke-Ni, Type 95 Ha-Go and Chi-Nu

Fans of visual enhancements can look forward to a major overhaul in the game’s lighting system. Built to offer a more immersive experience, the revamped lighting and shadow system will also add a greater degree of realism to the game.