World of Tanks getting Xbox 360 retail release in August

Wargaming.net announced the console version of its popular free-to-play tank combat title is rolling into retail soon. Xbox 360 copies of World of Tanks will arrive on store shelves in August for $19.99.

They'll include 1,500 in-game gold, 200,000 in-game silver, premium vehicles and a pass for three days of premium account time, which gives players a 50 percent boost to silver and XP earnings. The bundle, dubbed the Combat Ready Starter Pack, also includes a 30-day Xbox Live Gold membership, a continued requirement for free-to-play games on the platform.

Developer Wargaming West also plans to launch what it calls its game's largest update, Soviet Steel, for free. The update adds 29 USSR vehicles of varying class and/or destruction and a pair of new maps.
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World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition (E3 2013)

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World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition to Be Updated With Soviet Steel and Combat Ready Starter Pack

Largest tank release to date and special retail package on the way

May 29, 2014 - Wargaming today announced details for its upcoming Soviet Steel Update for World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, as well as information on the Combat Ready Starter Pack that will offer players a tremendous value and exclusive items for the console free-to-play title.

Representing the largest single content update so far for the title, the Soviet Steel, slated to go live on June 3rd, will enrich the game's roster with 29 iconic USSR tank destroyers, light, medium, and heavy tanks, bringing the in-game vehicle total to over 150. The intimidating IS-3; a brutal close quarters and urban combat icon, the ISU-152; a high tier tank destroyer, and more will clash on two new battlegrounds-Komarin and Ensk.

The company also announced the Combat Ready Starter Pack, containing a war chest's worth of in-game gold and other goodies at a discounted price of $19.99. Included in the package are:

The premium Panzer 38H Tier II German light tank, famously known for its heavy armor and quick firing gun.
3 days of premium account time granting 50% boost in accumulated Silver and experience.
200,000 in-game Silver.
1500 in-game Gold.
30-day voucher code for Xbox Live Gold status.
The Combat Ready Starter pack will be available this August.

For more information on the Soviet Steel update, visit:

http://worldoftanksxbox360edition.com/en/news/news/gallery-soviet-steel/
For more information about World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition and to create a free account, please visit:

www.worldoftanks.com/xbox

This article was originally published on Joystiq.