The award-winning super powered massively multiplayer game City of Heroes is now accepting Beta applications in preparation for its European release, due in February '05. Potential Beta applicants should point their browsers at the official European website -

Developer Cryptic Studios' unique MMORPG title has wowed gamers since its release in the States earlier this year, and now NCsoft is getting ready to bring the ground-breaking game to European shores.

Stephen Reid, Content and Community Manager for NCsoft Europe, said: "We're looking for Beta testers from all across Europe to test City of Heroes' new fully localised content, stamp out any bugs and have a blast playing a fantastic game. We even have a few special surprises lined up. Places are limited, so interested players should get their applications in early."