We first heard about Blitz back in March 2013, but it’s taken the studio more than 12 months to get the game ready for public consumption. Across those 12 months, Blitz has enjoyed a thorough beta testing process (with more than 150,000 applications during the first week), and a soft launch in Nordic countries. This soft launch has proven to be ultra-successful: An average rating of 4.5, a Top 3 Overall position in the local App Store, and the average gamer spending more than an hour checking everything out.
Andrey Ryabovol is Director of Global Operations at Wargaming:
We are thrilled to finally give players a release date for World of Tanks Blitz. Following the successful soft launch, we are now putting final touches on the game. We’re really excited about how well World of Tanks Blitz has turned out and can’t wait for players to get their hands on it and engage in tank combat wherever they may go.
…so, what do you get in your pocket when World of Tanks Blitz launches later this month? The ability to engage in 7v7 PvP battles with some of the most legendary armoured vehicles from around the world. There are more than 90 tanks in the game from USA, Germany and the USSR, each one placed into one of four classes. Agile light tanks fit in around well-rounded medium tanks, more powerful heavy tanks and the big, slow, long-range tank destroyers.
As you may have suspected the overall experience draws heavily on the ridiculously popular PC game World of Tanks – it does require an internet connection (so might not be best for playing on the bus), but if you want to catch a little heavy-vehicle action when you’re away from your PC, World of Tanks Blitz fits the bill.