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gingerbeardman
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(02-12-2013, 12:56 PM)
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http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/tank-...-wii-u/0110760

Tank! Tank! Tank! goes free to play on Wii U (in Europe)

has made good on its promise to broaden its digital software offer by making Namco Bandai’s Tank! Tank! Tank! Free to play.

The game has failed to perform commercially, not least because of the critical mauling that saw it win a Metacritic average of just 45 per cent.

Gamers are now able to download a free ‘basic’ pack that includes three games modes – Monster Battle, Free-For-All and Team Versus. Players will be limited to three sessions of each mode for free every day.

Players can then, if they choose, pay an addition fee on up to ten pieces of DLC that will offer extra levels and modes. Purchasing any of these will also remove the gameplay restrictions.

For the time being these cost only £1.59 per pack, although the price will at some stage increase to £7.99.

It’s a significant move and one that could leave those who paid full RRP for the game last year a little miffed.

source: press release

The title has been free-to-play in Japan since Christmas.
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8bit
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(02-12-2013, 12:57 PM)
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Tank! Tank! Tank! Tanks.
cacildo
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(02-12-2013, 12:57 PM)
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No no no, go back to charge $60 for it. That was a great idea.
MikeE21286
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(02-12-2013, 12:58 PM)
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That's interesting.

Wonder what people get if they buy a retail copy now?
Mael
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(02-12-2013, 12:58 PM)
Well at this price I'll see what I can do.
cw_sasuke
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(02-12-2013, 12:59 PM)
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Following its Miiverse-Feed should be entertaining.
SovanJedi
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(02-12-2013, 01:00 PM)
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That's an interesting way to do things.
wsippel
(02-12-2013, 01:00 PM)
Sounds good, will download. €2 per pack sounds very reasonable as well.
wrowa
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(02-12-2013, 01:00 PM)
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Good move. They should've released it like this from the very beginning.

Too bad the game lacks online modes, otherwise it could be quite a lot of fun.
Kouriozan
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(02-12-2013, 01:01 PM)
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Interesting, I'll try.
Sendou
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(02-12-2013, 01:01 PM)
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Wii U game drought is official now over.
The Giant
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(02-12-2013, 01:01 PM)
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Sweet, now I can play this.

When will it be up?
Mr E.
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(02-12-2013, 01:02 PM)
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Cheers Ninty, picking this up.
marc^o^
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(02-12-2013, 01:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by wsippel

Sounds good, will download. €2 per pack sounds very reasonable as well.

Yes, from what I heard this is a nice curiosity that didn't deserve a full price. I'll definitely buy a €2 pack though.
Desiato
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(02-12-2013, 01:02 PM)
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Even for free it's bad. Game really needed some online support.
blu
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(02-12-2013, 01:02 PM)
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At that price we can talk.
JustAnotherOtaku
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(02-12-2013, 01:03 PM)
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Interesting. Will give it a go.
grimshawish
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(02-12-2013, 01:03 PM)

Originally Posted by Desiato

Even for free it's bad. Game really needed some online support.

They really should add it if their going F2P; could make some decent money from that.
Aostia
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(02-12-2013, 01:05 PM)
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well, I'll try it
Bending_Unit_22
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(02-12-2013, 01:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Desiato

Even for free it's bad. Game really needed some online support.

Yeah, I'd play around with the the free mode some since I do like the concept but for me to drop money on the game it would have to have online first.
Qurupeke
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(02-12-2013, 01:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sendou

Wii U game drought is official now over.

Wii U to be the king.
Man Puncher
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(02-12-2013, 01:11 PM)
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So I buy one buck fifty pack and I can play the game all I want?


Not too shabby.
Mael
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(02-12-2013, 01:12 PM)

Originally Posted by Man Puncher

So I buy one buck fifty pack and I can play the game all I want?

Players can then, if they choose, pay an addition fee on up to ten pieces of DLC that will offer extra levels and modes. Purchasing any of these will also remove the gameplay restrictions.

Seems like it.
Gustav
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(02-12-2013, 01:12 PM)
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...not least because of the critical mauling that saw it win a Metacritic average of just 45 per cent.

Ouch!
BassForever
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(02-12-2013, 01:14 PM)
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So when will US gets some F2P T!T!T! love?
frankie_baby
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(02-12-2013, 01:15 PM)
think i may just have to get this
farnham
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(02-12-2013, 01:15 PM)
Well i will download it just out of curiosity
Jackano
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(02-12-2013, 01:15 PM)
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That's better than no release at all. Even if the game is bad, at least people can test it and buy some levels in case they like it. Interesting to see a new business model to eb tested too.
GMN
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(02-12-2013, 01:15 PM)
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but what about all the people who already bough-

oh, right. carry on.
Kokonoe
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(02-12-2013, 01:15 PM)

Originally Posted by Desiato

Even for free it's bad. Game really needed some online support.

Free to play without online play? Seems like they are missing the point.
Bjoern the Smexy
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(02-12-2013, 01:15 PM)
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Guess what I'll be playing soon!
So is Tank! Tank! Tank! now the first F2P game on a stationary home console?
Kafel
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(02-12-2013, 01:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by MikeE21286

That's interesting.

Wonder what people get if they buy a retail copy now?

a retail copy
StayDead
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(02-12-2013, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Desiato

Even for free it's bad. Game really needed some online support.

Not true. I've had plenty of fun with multiplayer local since December f2p.
Gambit
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(02-12-2013, 01:21 PM)
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good idea for the precedent it sets.

Will try it later

Next step: Phantasy Star Online 2. BELIEVE
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kitsuneyo
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(02-12-2013, 01:21 PM)
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Buying. Game always looked fun.

EDIT - CVG says the US is getting it as well:

The game will be free to download in Europe and the US from this Thursday, and each game mode can be played three times each day, free of charge.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com...play-on-wii-u/
Last edited by kitsuneyo; 02-12-2013 at 01:33 PM.
Ingueferroque
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(02-12-2013, 01:21 PM)
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That's really cool. Surprised it got bad reviews... I need to look into it, it looked good fun to me.
Hasney
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(02-12-2013, 01:23 PM)
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Hell, I'll give it a shot for that.
guggnichso
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(02-12-2013, 01:24 PM)

Originally Posted by Bjoern the Smexy

Guess what I'll be playing soon!
So is Tank! Tank! Tank! now the first F2P game on a stationary home console?

Nope, that's DC Universe.
Gustav
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(02-12-2013, 01:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bjoern the Smexy

Guess what I'll be playing soon!
So is Tank! Tank! Tank! now the first F2P game on a stationary home console?

DC Universe Online
weird
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(02-12-2013, 01:25 PM)
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oh nice! will try it for sure tonight.
DLC is reasonably priced too
Tenki
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(02-12-2013, 01:25 PM)
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Yes :) I always wanted the game but no way I'm paying 40€.
grimshawish
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(02-12-2013, 01:26 PM)
More interesting is the fact Nintendo is open to this.
frankie_baby
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(02-12-2013, 01:27 PM)
hope this will be up soon, itching to play it
Brazil
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(02-12-2013, 01:27 PM)
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Ok, that's awesome.
nephilimdj
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(02-12-2013, 01:28 PM)
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"Players will be limited to three sessions of each mode for free every day."

Ouch, does this limit unlock if you buy a mode?
MikeE21286
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(02-12-2013, 01:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kafel

a retail copy

well that will suck when everyone else is getting the same thing for free

don't really think that's a problem though in all likelihood it looks like
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grimshawish
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(02-12-2013, 01:30 PM)

Originally Posted by nephilimdj

"Players will be limited to three sessions of each mode for free every day."

Ouch, does this limit unlock if you buy a mode?

From the same:

Purchasing any of these will also remove the gameplay restrictions.

Captain Smoker
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(02-12-2013, 01:36 PM)
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Nice, will try it. :)
Sqorgar
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(02-12-2013, 01:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by cacildo

No no no, go back to charge $60 for it. That was a great idea.

It was only $50 and seeing as I've played it for about 15 hours and still haven't won it, it's got more game than a lot of commercial releases. It's just not obvious because none of the reviewers bothered to play past level 10 due to being oh-so-offended that they needed to earn medals by replaying previous levels.

It's a simple game, but it's a fun little co-op game. It's kind of like a shorter, simpler Dynasty Warriors.
Aostia
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(02-12-2013, 01:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by MikeE21286

well that will suck when everyone else is getting the same thing for free

well, if I read correctly, you are not getting exactly the same, for free. you have restriction and contents cut. then you can purchase additional DLC pack to "build" the entire game.

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