Tank! Tank! Tank! For Wii U Goes Free-To-Play In Europe

By Ishaan . February 13, 2013 . 10:30am

Last year, after initially selling Tank! Tank Tank! as a retail title for the Wii U, Namco Bandai turned it into a free-to-play game in Japan. Now, they’re doing the same in Europe, the publisher has announced.


Tank! Tank! Tank!, which is a multiplayer players vs. monster tank battle game, will be available starting today on the European Nintendo eShop for Wii U. A free Basic Pack will include three modes to play—Monster Battle, Free-for-All, and Team Versus, all in the Urban Area stage, and playable thrice a day for free.


In addition to the Basic Pack, you’ll be able to purchase other content separately. Once any additional content is purchased, the thrice-a-day limit will be removed. Purchasing every additional piece of content will give you a version of the game that includes everything in the retail version of Tank! Tank! Tank!.


To help kick things off, Namco are offering an introductory promotion, by which My Kong mode can be bought for an 80% discount until February 28th.


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  • s6_miller

    Think i’ll give this a try to see what it’s like.

  • Andrew Arndt

    downloading it right now look fun

  • neo_firenze

    T!T!T! is probably my favorite WiiU game. I was reluctant to buy it, but so glad I did.

    Just understand that what you’re getting is a straight up arcade game, and the main selling point is replaying levels that only last a few minutes, unlocking tons of new tanks and trying them out, and just enjoying blasting robo-creatures. It’s strangely addicting trying to beat your level times and unlocking tanks.

    As a fan of the 90s era Sega and Namco arcade style, it’s right up my alley.

    • I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve played of it, though I feel the MSRP is a fair bit too high for the amount of different content you get. If they bring this piecemeal option stateside, I will most definitely be grabbing a copy for my WiiU.

  • Spirit Macardi

    I’ve heard this game was pretty bad and didn’t sell well at all. So, of course, Namco is continuing to support it!

    That’s something I’ve never understood about them. If a game of theirs doesn’t sell and gets panned by critics, they will keep it on the market forever. Yet if one of their games doesn’t sell but is loved by critics it disappears from shelves mere weeks after release.

    • d19xx

      I see. So this game tanked?

  • Otoya

    I played it in the arcade with my bro. I can say I love this game. I most probably will get it once I got my Wii U

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