It’s rare that the Gods seek the support of mortals, but this is one of those exceptional occasions. Sony is appealing for European PlayStation 3 owners to participate in the upcoming God of War: Ascension beta. To be in with a chance, all you need to do is visit this specially prepared sign-up page, login with your PlayStation Network account details, and fill out the form. You’ve got until 12:00PM GMT on the 7th December to register your interest.

Those selected will be notified of their success via either a vision from Zeus or email. It’s probably going to be the latter, actually, as the God of Thunder is a busy man. That beard is not easy to prune, we’ll have you know. “God of War: Ascension sees the debut of multiplayer to God of War for the very first time,” boasted product manager Ross Alexander. “So expect all of the brutal combat and frenetic action of the God of War series in up to eight-player online battles.”

While you wait for your code to arrive, you can read our thoughts on the multiplayer component through here.