Blizzard Entertainment have started the sign-up period where gamers can apply to take part in the closed-beta of their upcoming World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft follows on from aftermath of Warcraft III, where a great tension smolders throughout the ravaged world of
Azeroth, and battle-worn races start to rebuild their shattered

As the game is a Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying title, it'll allow potentially thousands of users to interact with each other in the same online virtual world, where they'll get to fighting against each other, or forge alliances and compete alongside friends.

There's several requirements which gamers will have to satisfy before being able to apply for the beta testing, with full details of what's required from lucky particpants on the World of Warcraft website.