Wargaming has unveiled the first ever single-player campaigns for World of Tanks.
Launching next week as exclusive console content, War Stories is a new PvE mode that introduces episodic gameplay to World of Tanks.
War Stories is made up of two campaigns, each with three chapters. Brothers in Armor introduces new players the basics of World of Tanks, and tells the story of Red Army soldiers fighting on the Eastern Front. The campaign acts as a primer in basic movement, sniping, and scouting, and also gives an overview of tank armor and performance abilities.
The second campaign, Flashpoint Berlin, follows the attempts of a British solider to break through a Cold War-era Berlin blockade. Each story is playable in solo or co-op.
Wargaming have two further campaigns in the works, one following an Axis invasion of the UK, and another set during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The exquisitely named TJ Wagner, creative director at Wargaming’s Chicago-Baltimore studio, said:
“War Stories is the next evolution for our brand. As the first campaign series in the World of Tanks universe, War Stories allows us to bring a new narrative to the game and expand on our multiplayer experience with engaging single-player and online Coop content for our new and longtime tankers.”
The War Stories narratives are told using animated comic strips from noted comic writer Andi Ewington, with artwork from PJ Holden and Matt Timson. The campaigns will also include a brand new soundtrack from BAFTA nominee, Inon Zur. Zur’s work needs little introduction, but if it does: Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Dragon Age: Origins, Prince of Persia, Crysis and plenty more.
World of Tanks’ War Stories will be released on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on August 22, 2017. The game will also support 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.