World of Tank Blitz Introduces First Mecha Tank
Designed by famed mecha artist Kunio Okawara, the O-47 tank will hit the battlefield on December 22
December 19, 2016 — If you’ve ever dreamed of piloting a mecha from a popular anime or manga, then you have Kunio Okawara to thank. The famed Japanese artist has been a part of genre-defining work like the Gundam and Brave Series franchises. Now, he’s collaborating with World of Tanks Blitz as part of the new Artist’s Signature initiative to bring an exclusive tank, the O-47, to the game.
“It was an honor for us to work with Okawara-san on the O-47 project,” said Ozan Kocoglu, General Manager APAC, Wargaming. “He’s an industry pioneer—the father of mecha. Through this collaboration, World of Tank Blitz players will get some truly fascinating content that leverages the talent of Japanese games and anime.”
“I’m happy to introduce the first mecha tank to World of Tanks Blitz,” said Kunio Okawara. “Working as designer for a game was a truly interesting experience. I tried to create something that fits into the game world seamlessly, and am proud to be the first to design a tank for World of Tank Blitz under the Artist’s Signature initiative.”
The O-47 Tier 8 Premium medium tank is a truly unique beast that has great dynamics and awesome maximum speed. With its unique camouflage, it’ll turn heads on the battlefield, right before they get blown up.
The O-47 will be available from 22 December to 6 January.
In the future, players can expect further artistic collaborations for the World of Tanks Blitz Artist’s Signature initiative.
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About World of Tanks Blitz
World of Tanks Blitz is a free-to-play team-based MMO action game dedicated to fierce tank combat. Players can take to the battlefield in cross-platform battles for a variety of smartphones and tablets, as well as on Windows 10 devices and Mac OS X.
With an impressive roster of over 200 iconic armored vehicles, stunning graphics, intuitive touch-screen controls for tablets and phones, as well as keyboard and mouse support for the PC version, World of Tanks Blitz makes it easy to jump into short, action-packed 7vs7 tank battles no matter where you are.
The unified Wargaming.net ID allows switching between platforms and devices while retaining in-game progress, while cross-platform support lets World of Tanks Blitz community play together on a single server.
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped over 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that includes the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.
As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks on Xbox and World of Tanks Blitz on mobile platforms, Windows 10 and Mac OS X. Launched in 2014 and 2015, World of Tanks on Xbox introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and offers the first cross-platform gaming experience between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In 2016, Wargaming released World of Tanks for PlayStation®4, continuing its console campaign.