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World of Tanks adds Japanese war machines and tech tree

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World of Tanks is rolling out a line of Japanese war tanks and a Japanese tech tree, developer Wargaming announced today.

The line will feature five light tanks and nine medium ones. This span of machines include a Chi-Ri prototype, the a Type 61 featuring the first post-war Japanese design, the light Type 95 Ha-Go tank and medium Chi-Ha tanks. Additionally, the Type 64 (STB-1) tank will be moved to Tier 10 and be reclassified as a medium model.

The addition of the Japanese tech tree now brings the number of trees available to players up to seven: these currently include China, France, Great Britain, Germany, the U.S. and the USSR. The Japanese tree will be added with the next World of Tanks update.

"The introduction of Japanese tanks allows us to explore the design and innovation of a number of legendary armored vehicles and give players the chance to experience their technological evolution throughout the mid-20th century," said producer Mikhail Zhivets in a press statement. "Tank models based on original designs of Japanese engineers will offer players a wide selection of authentic upgrade schemes, each tailored for particular combat objectives."

Check out the trailer above to see these Japanese machines of war in action.