Well, if you missed out on the first SimCity closed beta weekend, EA and Maxis are offering another chance to try the game early. The next beta weekend has been set for February 16, through February 17.
Registration has already begun and will end this Monday, February 11, at 14:00 GMT. That leaves just a bit of time for you to sign up on the official site. Be sure to comb through the EULA too, though it's been modified since the last incident of poor wording caused an Internet uproar.
What can you expect from this round of closed beta? Apparently, "an enhanced version of the one-hour slice of gameplay that delighted fans in January."
And hey, if you like the game enough, EA has already announced the pre-order bonus (of sorts); it's actually another instance of limited edition, which the publisher does love to do. In this case, the limited edition copy of SimCity grants access to the "Heroes and Villains" set. Check it out below.