The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale kicks off tomorrow, giving paying PSN users an early look at the upcoming Sony-tastic fighter. If you're looking to try the game on PS3, then a PlayStation Plus membership is required. PS Vita owners, on the other hand, can jump into the limited beta without a Plus subscription.
Not that Sony is completely shafting non-paying PSN users. The limited beta will come to an end on October 23, at which point, the public beta goes live. So a bit of a wait, but at least everyone will get a shot.
The beta will support Cross-Play, meaning players on PS3 and Vita will be able to fight each other in some cross-platform action. Here's what to expect in terms of content:
- You’ll be able to play as Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa, and Fat Princess.
- You’ll be able to play in both the Metropolis and Hades stages.
- You’ll be able to try out four-player online tournaments and 2 v 2 online tournaments. For the 2 v 2 games we’ll be supporting friend invites, so you and a friend can fight another team online.
Beta is set to end on October 30. The full game is expected to arrive November 20. Purchasing the PS3 version will automatically get you the Vita version as well.
For the skin fanatics out there, pre-ordering PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will unlock a ton of those, including the following skins shown below.
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