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World of Warships trailer demonstrates grand naval destruction

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The first trailer for Wargaming's free-to-play multiplayer online game, World of Warships, features a montage of cannons, torpedoes and air squadrons obliterating giant warships.

The United States and Japan will be playable factions at launch and ship classes will include Battleships/Battlecruisers, Aircraft Carriers, Cruisers Light/Cruisers Heavy and Destroyers. The game will release with several multiplayer modes such as a World of Tanks-like "capture the base" mode. World of Warships will enter beta phase testing later this year.

Last month, Wargaming released a set of screenshots detailing the USS New Mexico, which fought in the Atlantic and Pacific naval campaigns during World War II.

Wargaming announced earlier that it plans to remove all "pay-to-win" elements from its titles and is shifting to a "free-to-win" mode. The decision was partly to better align itself with the eSports arena, as it is a major component of Wargaming's "overall market strategy."