Hellgate free-to-play closed beta keys being distributed

T3 Entertainment has announced that beta keys for the upcoming closed beta of Hellgate's free-to-play MMO revival are now being distributed.

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Last week, HanbitSoft announced it would revive the Hellgate franchise in North America and turn the game into a free-to-play MMO. Today, developer T3 Entertainment has announced that keys for the upcoming closed beta are now available.

Keys are scarce; however, those interested in testing the reborn title can obtain it on Hellgate's official site. There are also a multitude of giveaways on a few select participating sites.

Hellgate was originally released as Hellgate: London [pictured above] for the PC in late 2007 from developer Flagship Studios. At launch, the game's online play was available for free and for a subscription, with the paid version featuring additional modes and abilities.

In 2008, Flagship shuttered and publisher Namco Bandai kept servers for the game online until early 2009. In January 2010, HanbitSoft acquired the intellectual property from Namco Bandai.

A free-to-play version of Hellgate is already available in South Korea.

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    May 23, 2011 1:30 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Hellgate free-to-play closed beta keys being distributed.

    T3 Entertainment has announced that beta keys for the upcoming closed beta of Hellgate's free-to-play MMO revival are now being distributed.

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      May 23, 2011 2:01 PM

      I signed up for an account, hit the "APPLY NOW" button and then it said "YOU ARE WORTHY" but no key came through. Anyone know what this means?

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        May 23, 2011 2:02 PM

        Means you didn't get raptured, so no "Hell on Earth" for you. ;)

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          May 23, 2011 2:03 PM

          No, it means he did get raptured.

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            May 23, 2011 2:06 PM

            Ah, we must have differing takes on what "Hell on Earth" is.

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              May 23, 2011 2:38 PM

              Well he wouldn't be on earth if he was is my point, vs. being "left behind", regardless of your opinion of the place he supposedly would go.

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        May 23, 2011 3:11 PM

        I got this too, no key yet

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      May 23, 2011 2:03 PM

      All keys are gone :/

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      May 23, 2011 2:50 PM

      wtf...it's saying me e-mail address in unavailable, which seems fairly unlikely since I've never registered on that T3Fun site.

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        May 23, 2011 9:46 PM

        I had the same problem. I sent T3Fun Global a nice email demanding them to open them up as I'm the sole owner of those email accounts and that any use of them on their site has been unauthorized by me.

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          May 24, 2011 4:26 AM

          "I DEMAND YOU LET ME SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE SERVICE!" right?

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      May 23, 2011 2:59 PM

      Now if only my unlimited membership got me a key and all the goodies you have to pay for now.

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      May 23, 2011 3:08 PM

      I was this LAN back in 2007 and everyone gathered around this giant screen for a Gamer Trivia contest. They'd display an image from a game that's scrambled, or zoomed in, or play a sound or whatever. If you got it right, you own a sponsors' lanyard or a t-shirt or a water block. Usual LAN stuff.

      Anyway, one of the rounds involved identifying flame throwers from various games. It started off with easy ones like TF2 and CoD then got to harder with stuff like Strife and Halloween Harry. The whole time, for all the rounds, everyone is getting the answers within a few seconds since if you've got 50 people together, someone is going to know it. Then they put up this image of a flame thrower burning a zombie from a modern game and the room went silent. No one said a damn thing for like a minute. Finally the hosts go, "It's Hellgate London" and everyone starts laughing 'cause we all realized how terrible a game must be to be that unpopular.

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        May 24, 2011 3:00 AM

        Cool story, bro

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          May 24, 2011 4:56 AM

          That is a pretty cool story. Thanks for pointing that out. I would have missed it otherwise.

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      May 23, 2011 3:35 PM

      I got into the beta as it says some saying and it was the one I had. The beta doesn't start till june 4th or something like that so i am sure beta keys will be closer to that date.

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      May 24, 2011 3:09 AM

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