World of Warships has been a long time coming. No, seriously, a long time — originally announced in August 2011 (that’s four years for those keeping score), the game has gone through multiple extended alphas and betas, but is finally ready to hit the seven seas for real. Wargaming today announced World of Warships will officially launch on September 17. The strategic naval combat game will set sail with four classes of ships, a vast selection of historic vessels and endless strategic approaches.
“Based on our Open Beta success with World of Warships, Wargaming is poised to launch our next big game,” stated Fred Menou, Head of Global Publishing, Wargaming. “With 2 million participants and the average player spending 3 hours a day in game we have an armada of sea captains ready to take the helm of the ultimate naval combat game.”
On September 17, players will have four distinct classes of warships to command, featuring iconic vessels including legendary battleship Yamato and aircraft carrier Midway. Two full Tech Trees from the U.S. and Japan are available at launch, and several vessels from the U.K, Germany, and the U.S.S.R, including Warspite, Tirpitz, and Aurora also enter the fight. In total, there are currently over eighty historical vessels available, with more nations on their way this year.
Check out new screenshots celebrating its release below: