The long awaited PlayStation Vita game Killzone: Mercenary is going to have a closed multiplayer beta, and sign-ups open today.

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The PlayStation Vita desperately needs a good first person shooter, and while Call of Duty had the perfect opportunity to provide exactly what Vita owners wanted, they failed miserably; the unimpressive Resistance: Burning Skies didn’t get it right either. Now, all eyes are on the Killzone franchise, and things are looking rather hopeful with the upcoming Killzone: Mercenary.

For starters, the development team is confident enough in their game that they’re not afraid to give us a taste before we buy. Killzone: Mercenary is having a closed beta and you can sign up starting today. The sign-up is open until July 17th at 2pm PDT, and if you’re chosen, you’ll receive an email notification telling you how to participate.

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There’s no non-disclosure agreement, another good sign, but since this is a closed Beta, testing material might be serial numbered for tracking purposes and Sony issued a statement pleading for you not to blab to the press: “Disclosure of any part of the beta test materials to any third party, including but not limited to any trade or consumer press, news agency or any competitor of SCEA, will cause significant and irreparable harm to SCEA, the extent of which may be difficult to ascertain.”

The game will launch September 17 and will be running on the same engine that powered Killzone 3 on the PS3. The singleplayer campaign will consist of nine hour-long missions and multiplayer will feature eight players across six maps and three game modes.

You can sign up for the beta here!

Via GameSpot