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Exclusive: World of Warplanes reveals Japanese carrier fighter aircraft

MJ Guthrie

If dogfights and World War II-era aircraft make you twitch with excitement, for the sake of your keyboard, you might want to put down your drink before reading any further. has just announced the addition of Japanese warplanes to World of Warplanes. The upcoming lobby-based shooter will allow pilots to jump in the cockpit of six different planes from the Japanese Imperial Air Service: the Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero, the Nakajima Type 91, the twin-boom Mitsubishi J4M1 Senden interceptor fighter, and the three prototypes Kyushu J7W1, J7W2, and J7W3.

Producer Anton Sitnikau stated, "The inclusion of Japanese warbirds... [is] really going to provide players with a wide variety of tactical freedom in how they play the game and combat other players." Players will benefit from the speed, power, and maneuverability of these planes as well as an increased field of vision.

For a glimpse of these machines, watch the exclusive trailer after the break. And for more info on World of Warplanes, read The Firing Line's interview with Producer Alexander Zelulin. Players wanting to get in beta can apply on the official site.

[Source: press release]

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