Testing has started on the next major update to War Thunder, so I wandered off to the development server to see what’s new. Hopping in to a trusty Hurricane, the mission briefing screen warned of a terrifying new Japanese secret weapon; what could it be?
Better take a closer look…
Could it be a giant mutant radioactive version of Gaijin Entertainment’s snail mascot? I think it could…
Yes, for one day only, War Thunder went a bit Kaiju, with one team trying to destroy Gaijilla and the other defending the giant snail-beast. Really rather fun! Could be an interesting asymmetric battle type in the proper game as well, though obviously you’d need to slightly tweak things to fit into a more realistic setting, perhaps having a formidable battleship like Tirpitz or Yamato as the main target. Or Mecha-Streisand.
Up from the depths,
Thirty stories high
He stands in the sky…
(I didn’t think *anyone* else would know the theme tune, this makes me happy.)
Fear not, there are at least a few other children of the 80s ready to launch into a rousing chorus of the Godzilla theme at a moment’s notice (possibly as part of a medley with The Mysterious Cities of Gold and Ulysses 31, if they’ve stopped going ‘woof woof woof woof woof woof woof, Muskehounds are always ready’ whenever a trailer for the new BBC Musketeers airs…)
You wanna be careful about involving the Yamato. (Wave Motion Gun, FIRE!)