Massively's Heroes of Three Kingdoms closed beta key giveaway

While our fearless road crew have been hard at work, bringing you all the latest and greatest from GDC 2010, they've also managed to grab a bunch of beta keys to give away to you. And we're not talking just a handful -- no, we have a ton of keys for the newly-announced Perfect World Entertainment title called Heroes of Three Kingdoms ready for you to snag.

Based on one of the greatest battles in Chinese history, Heroes of Three Kingdoms features some pretty interesting things such as motion-captured combat, 18 types of weapons, historical battles, an achievement system, and more. For those who prefer their MMOs a little more bloodthirsty, the game will also include PvP battlegrounds and a "kingdom war system" allowing the three armies to face off against each other in a struggle for power.

If this sounds like your kind of thing, then be sure to pop on over to our beta code giveaway page and pick up a code for yourself. Keep in mind that the game will be entering closed beta in April, so don't be surprised when you can't immediately download it. If you'd like some more details on some of the specifics of the game mentioned above, we've included a breakdown of different, interesting points behind the cut.

  • Motion Captured Combat – Using advanced motion capture technology; combat is brought to life martial arts specialist, making the action exciting and realistic. Experience in-game combat as if it were real life.
  • Eighteen Weapon System – With a unique cool down system, players will have eighteen types of weapons available during the Three Kingdoms era in China to choose from.
  • Weaponry Crafting System – Following an ancient Chinese proverb goes "before you send out your troops, prepare your supplies" Heroes of Three Kingdoms features a unique, free-flowing production system that allows players to obtain key technological advancements to help aid them on the battlefield such as stronger bows, catapults and other siege weaponry.
  • Kingdom War System – Join the Wei, Shu or Wu and choose to wage war or create alliances against one another.
  • Historic Instances – Go back in time to experience historical battles and pivotal moments that helped shape the Three Kingdoms era and modern China.
  • Legion System – Come together to create Legions to help aid or conquer players in battle. Conquer one or multiple cities together to gain more troops and become their leader.
  • PvP Battlegrounds – Test your fighting abilities against other players to prove who shall lead the kingdom to victory.
  • Title System – Hundreds of different titles and occupations are available to earn in game. Each title comes with different outfits, skills and rewards.
  • Achievements – Explore everything the game has to offer and reap the rewards.
  • Reputation System – Gain reputation with the various factions in the world to gain access to new areas, better equipment and powerful skills
This article was originally published on Massively.