Rise of Immortals closed beta kicking off April 5

Rise of Immortals, Petroglyph's entry into the rapidly expanding multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) genre -- which includes Heroes of Newerth, Demigod, League of Legends and Dota 2 -- will invite nearly 10,000 applicants into its closed, friends-and-family beta test on April 5. Actually, we guess once those invites go out, it'll become less of a friends-and-family beta and more of a friends-and-family-and-thousands-of-strangers beta.

Check out our preview of Rise of Immortals to see if it's the kind of thing you'd like to play before its official launch. And by "play," of course, we mean "rigorously stress test and check for bugs." We're basically talking about a job, people. Freeloaders need not apply.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.