The closed beta for Hellgate is kicking off today at 7:30PM EDT, with this particular phase lasting until June 5, 2011 at 7:30PM EDT. According to the press release, beta testers will have an opportunity to experience the free-to-play iteration of the game originally developed by Flagship Studios.
When Hellgate launches later this year it will include the original Hellgate: London content as well as the game's expansion, Hellgate: Tokyo. This will mark the first time the game is playable by the North American audience since it was canceled nearly three years ago.
T3 Entertainment was reported to have taken over development of then Hellgate: London as early as August of 2008, and last month confirmed that the game -- rebranded Hellgate -- would be making its return stateside this year.
There are still closed beta keys available for Hellgate, so if you want to join in tonight, head over to the official website.