Battleblock Theater XBLAThe closed beta for The Behemoth’s forthcoming Battleblock Theater finally has a release date. Those lucky enough to grab one of the coveted 10,000 spots can expect to get started in two short weeks, beginning February 28. Selected beta testers for Battleblock Theater will be receiving email notifications from The Behemoth in waves, so if you applied and haven’t yet been contacted, don’t fret just yet. There’s still hope.

All last week, XBLAFans ran a contest in partnership with The Behemoth to guarantee a certain number of beta spots for eager volunteers. In case you missed it, there’s still time to sign up and hope your number gets pulled. All you have to do is head over to The Behemoth’s official beta page, peruse the regulations and, if you meet the criteria, fill out the form. If you’re interested in getting your hands on Battleblock Theater before anyone else in the world, but not sure what to expect, check out the official trailer below.

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It’s important to note that some users who signed up for new The Behemoth forum accounts around the time the beta was first announced may need to double check to see if their accounts are still active. It seems that due to the overwhelming traffic, it’s possible that validation emails might not have been sent out, and without that validation the account gets deleted seven days later. If you’re worried this might affect you, The Behemoth has provided steps that can be taken to be certain:

Be sure to do the following ASAP:

  1. Check if you can still log in to the forums with the username you registered for the beta with. If you can, then you should be okay. If you can’t, go to step 2.
  2. If you are unable to log in because it cannot find that account then most likely it was deleted. Try to create a forum account with the same username that you used to register for the beta. If it works, then you do not need to contact us.
  3. Only if you are unable to re-create the forum username that you used previously should you create a new forum username. If you must create a new forum username, then send us a support ticket with your old forum username and your new forum username and we’ll update your beta registration form with the new info.

Having a valid forum account DOES increase your chances of getting into the BattleBlock Theater Beta. Just sayin…