Video game advertisements can be cringeworthy, emotionally-charging and in the case of World of Tanks, downright bizarre. To be fair, it’s better than many gaming adverts in the UK and uniqueness is always a good quality. Up to this point, the video has amassed over 3 million views and continues to do rather well. Japan’s culture might seem strange to some westerners, but it’s a beautiful country. I’m not entirely convinced this type of marketing would do well with World of Tank’s western core demographic though.
The rating system and comments have been disabled and that’s probably for the best. I can only imagine the type of discussions on the video trailer. I wonder how many players in Japan will feel compelled to try the game after the advert and how provocative it is to Japanese gamers.
This unique trailer revolves around a Japanese lady painting. The final piece shownis certainly suggestive, but don’t worry, it’s just about safe for work, but you may get some strange looks if seen watching it… enjoy!
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