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Auto Assault beta kicks off

Take it for a test drive.

NCsoft is launching the beta for Auto Assault, a new MMORPG set in a post-apocalyptic world that lets you fight it out in cars, tanks and - yes - motorbikes.

The beta will take place from 6pm - 10pm on Thursdays and from 9am on Saturday until 9pm on Sunday. To register, you'll need to visit the Auto Assault website.

Billed as "the ultimate in car combat", Auto Assault gives you the option to customise your vehicles with all manner of paint jobs, add-ons, armour and weapons. There are solo, co-op and PvP modes, and the whole thing is built around the Havok 2 physics engine - AA is the only MMORPG to make use of it, don't you know.

Auto Assault is due out this spring. You'll find links to plenty of previews, interviews and screenshots over on the game page.