Word of Warships: Japanese Navy Ships

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World of Warships Japanese Ships


The world of Warships is a new multiplayer online game developed and published by Wargaming. This company seems to be based and operated from Cyprus. This game is closely based on similar games developed by the same company which reproduce ground and air warfare with the titles of “World of Tanks” and “World of Warplanes”, respectively. In all cases, the game novelty is the detailed and accurate treatment of the war machines, airplanes, ships or tanks, rather than focusing on the accuracy of the historical tactics or strategies. It is, therefore, not a kind of strategy game and it is more into the category of beers and pretzels or arcade gaming. However, this game has also a great value for those who likes accurate computer graphics, and features of their favorite ships. In this regarding, the game really shines. In addition, the fact that it is online game allows you to find easily new players and have really challenging battles with human players rather than limited AI resources.
The World of Warships game is quite new since it was released for Microsoft Windows on September 17, 2015.

In this and the following posts, I would like to review the main features and historical backgrounds of the Japanese Navy ships that are reproduced in the World of Warships game. There are four different classes of vessels: destroyers, cruisers, battleships, and aircraft carriers. Currently, the tech trees are nation-based and changed depending the nation. They included the United States Navy, Imperial Japanese Navy, Kriegsmarine, Royal Navy, Soviet Navy, Polish Navy, Republic of China Navy, People’s Liberation Army Navy, French Navy and Royal Australian Navy.

The game is always played as teams, and the feature of clan wars that exists in World of Tanks or World of Warplanes, is expected to be included in World of Warships too.

The Wargaming company is always trying to expand the market and find commercial agreements which could break boundaries in their business niche. To that end, during Tokyo Gameshow 2014, Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi announced a collaboration between World of Warships and the Arpeggio of Blue Steel anime. Then, the uses could unlock some ships that are called Fog Fleet in the anime series with special missions. Another collaboration was established with another series called Haifuri.

The game is really massive since only the Chinese serve has reported a peak value of 120,000 concurrent players online as of December 2015. This will encourage the company to add multi-cluster serves to provide more service to the players.

Imperial Japanese Navy Ships: World of Warships


IV Hosho
V Zuiho
VI Ryujo
VII Hiryu
VIII Shokaku
IX Taiho
X Hakuryu


II Mikasa
III Kawachi
IV Myogi
IV Ishizuchi
V Kongo
V ARP Kongo
V ARP Kirishima
ARP Haruna
ARP Hiei
VI Fuso
VII Nagato
VIII Amagi
IX Izumo
X Yamato


I Hashidate
II Chikuma
III Tenryu
III Katori
IV Yubari
IV Kuma
IV Iwaki Alpha
V Furutaka
VI Aoba
VII Myoko
VII Tone
VII ARP Ashigara
VII ARP Haguro
VIII Mogami
VIII Kitakami
VIII Atago
IX Ibuki
X Zao


II Tachibana
II Umikaze
II Tachibana Lima
III Wakatake
IV Isokaze
V Minekaze
V Fujin
V Kamikaze
VI Mutsuki
VII Hatsuharu
VII Akatsuki
VII Shiratsuyu
VIII Fubuki
VIII Akizuki
IX Kagero
IX Yugumo
X Shimakaze

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