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Wargaming recently surprised everyone by releasing World of Tanks Blitz on Switch. Not only that, but it had the honor of being revealed and released on the same day during the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase.

Nintendo Everything recently interviewed Thaine Lyman from Wargaming’s mobile studio to learn more about the experience of bringing World of Tanks: Blitz to Switch. The discussion also extended to the game’s surprise release as well as working with Nintendo.

Here’s our full discussion:

World of Tanks: Blitz has seen some rather interesting collaborations. Over the years, the game has teamed up with franchises like Valkyria Chronicles and Girls und Panzer, which wasn’t exactly expected. So when we were given the chance to speak with Wargaming’s Thaine Lyman about the new Switch release, we had to ask if something like an Advance Wars collaboration could be in the cards.

Unsurprisingly, there’s nothing that’s actually in the works at present. However, Lyman did tell Nintendo Everything that Advance Wars is one of his favorite Nintendo franchises, and he’d “love to do something with that entire game universe.” He added, “The future with Nintendo is full of nothing but possibility.”

Lyman’s full words:

World of Tanks Blitz was revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, and launched right after. Find some footage of the Switch version below.

World of Tanks Blitz is out now on Switch via the eShop.

Wargaming is today announcing that the studio has been working on a Switch version of the free-to-play team-based mobile MMO game World of Tank Blitz. You won’t need to wait long to play it, as it’s out today on the eShop.

World of Tank Blitz supports cross-play on Switch. Additionally, those that have been playing the game on existing Wargaming.net accounts can carry over their progress.

Here’s the full Switch announcement for World of Tank Blitz as well as a trailer:

The action MMO World of Tanks is available on most major platforms. You can find it on PC and almost all current consoles. However, there’s one system that the game has yet to reach – that being Switch of course.

Wargaming doesn’t seem to be against the possibility of releasing its game on Nintendo’s console. Speaking about the chances of a Switch version with GamesTM, senior designer Darold Hig suggested that it all comes down to the install base. If the install base is high enough, then it will make sense for the team to invest in a Switch version.

As Hig explained: