World of Tanks Blitz, a mobile version of the free-to-play MMO action title World of Tanks, has entered closed beta, Wargaming has announced.

Over the last week more than 150,000 people have applied to take part in the beta, with sign-ups still active on the game's official website.

"Closed Beta is something we have been looking forward to for a long time," said Andrey Ryabovol, director of global operations at Wargaming. "We hope players enjoy participating in the testing and are anxious to hear their feedback."

The closed beta will allow the development team time to collect player feedback and thoughts which can then be used to "refine and perfect the game upon official release".

The beta is available on most iPads, Android and iOS smartphones, and features 7v7 player-versus-player gameplay and over 80 military machines from USA, Germany, and USSR.

Source: Press release