The Soul Worker Online Japanese Closed Beta is going to run between December 18 and December 21 (15:00~23:00 JST) and while it’s more of a stress test (to see just how the servers handle the influx of players), it’s actually open to everyone. There’s a big catch though – Soul Worker is still IP blocked, including the official Japan website, so you’ll have to know your way around the IP block and have a Hangame Japan account. Not the hardest thing to do (and Steparu tells you how to get the account) but if you’re new to this IP block thing, you should be careful what you mess with.
Anyway, that’s the update for now, hoping that Hangame doesn’t decide to add some measures that block everyone outside of Japan, such as phone numbers or something.
Stella, the guitar girl, should also join the other playable characters in this beta.