Blizzard Entertainment announced yesterday that closed beta tests for Diablo III: Necromancer will start soon and invitations ‘will soon be going out worldwide’. Those interested in participating in the Necromancer beta test will need to make sure to opt-in for beta testing:

To opt in, simply visit your Beta Profile Settings page in Account Management, check the Diablo box under Beta Tests I’m Interested In, and then click Update Preferences. In order to be eligible to participate in the closed beta, you must have an active Diablo III license attached to your Blizzard account in good standing (i.e. not suspended or banned). Please note that opting in to the Necromancer beta test does not guarantee you access (especially since invites to our closed beta will be extremely limited), but it does at least give you a chance at joining the beta test.

Beta testers will be selected ”according to their system specifications, in-game activity, and other factors, including an element of luck”, the number of invitations will be on a ‘testing need’ basis and if selected  you will receive an invite via the email address associated with your Blizzard account – testers will have access to ”all of the Necromancer’s skills and abilities, as well as other Patch 2.6.0 content (and) in addition, new Legendary and Set items unique to the Necromancer will be added in over time”.

For more information visit the site here.