If you’d like to take part in the closed beta of Bandai Namco’s anime-style MMORPG Blue Protocol but you missed the registration deadline, you’re in luck.
Today the development team announced that they want to maximize the number of people taking part in the beta, so they decided to reopen registrations.
There are 5,000 slots up for grabs, and those who have already registered but haven’t been selected can register again. The deadline is April 13 and those who get a spot will be notified by April 20.
The beta itself will begin on April 23. Participants will once again be selected via lottery if applications exceed 5,000.
In order to register, you need to go here. Of course, it’s all in Japanese, but it’s easy enough to navigate.
If you want to see more, you can take a look at the latest gameplay, the latest screenshots, even more images, another gallery, more extensive gameplay footage, at even more screenshots, the previous gallery, some more recent gameplay footage, the previous trailer, the initial announcement trailer and the first screenshots, and the second batch of screenshots, another gallery, a recent look at the Aegis Fighter class, and another at the Twin Striker and Blast Archer classes.
Blue Protocol is an online JRPG in development for PC by a team named Project Blue Sky, which is a joint initiative of Bandai Namco Online and Bandai Namco Studios. At the moment, there is no set release date.
While a western release has not been announced yet, the recent discovery of a career opportunity ad for a localization director strongly hinted to an upcoming English version of the game. The developers themselves also mentioned the goal of launching the game globally.