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Dungeons and Dragons Launching Closed Beta Today

Atari's Heroes of Neverwinter for Facebook has been attracting the eye of hardcore Dungeons and Dragons fans since it was first announced. After all, 4th Edition Dungeons and Dragons is practically made for a video game adaptation featuring, as it does, tile-based strategic battles, limited-use "super abilities" and the ability for players to collect a vast swathe of treasure, skills and equipment.

Atari has remained pretty quiet on the subject of a release date for the social dungeon crawler, however, simply saying that it would open up "this summer." However, recently, indications on the official Facebook page seem to suggest that the closed beta will be launching today, and that those who have clicked Like on the page to stay updated with the latest news will be first in line to try the game out for themselves.

At the time of writing, the beta hasn't yet launched, but if you want to be in with a chance, now would be a good time to click that "Like" button. Remember that even if you get in, though, you'll be playing a closed beta -- that likely means there'll be a few bugs, and the possibility of having your progress wiped when the game transitions to open beta. The game itself has the potential to be a lot of fun, however, particularly given its inclusion of user generated content via the Dungeon Workshop mode.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes of Neverwinter (Probably) Launching Closed Beta Today

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