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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Public Beta Starts This Week

Jonathan Lester
Beta, Cross-platform play, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita games, PS3 games, Sony, Superbot Entertainment

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Public Beta Starts This Week

PS Plus & Vita Owners Get Early Access

Sony has announced that PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to participate in a multiplayer beta for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale from this Wednesday, with regular PSN members getting access the following week. Brilliantly, Vita owners can also get involved from tomorrow, whether or not they're a Plus member. More details below.

"The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale beta will kick off for PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 3 on 17th October and then expand to everyone from 24th October through PlayStation Store," reads a new bulletin on the EU PlayStation Blog.

"What’s more, as a special treat, PS Vita users will be able dive right into the multiplayer beta starting tomorrow – no Plus subscription required. The beta will support Cross-Play, so PS3 and PS Vita owners will be able to fight with and against each other."

Here are the details:

  • 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 vs 2 online tournaments. For the 2 vs 2 games we’ll be supporting friend invites, so you and a friend can fight another team online.

It'll be interesting to see whether PSASBR has improved since Brendan and Matt played it at Gamescom 2012... and found it sorely lacking.

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Cwiiis  Oct. 15, 2012 at 16:34

Gotta say, I heartily disagree with your verdict. Played it for ages at Eurogamer and loved it! Played better than Brawl in my opinion. Having to work to get your final smash, instead of having a ball randomly appear (one of the first things I disable when playing Brawl...) is a much better mechanic, and apart from 2 or 3 characters, it seemed very well balanced.

This was one of the big surprises for me at EGX - after reading your preview, I was expecting it to be a second-rate Smash Bros. rip-off... Instead, it's an absolutely first-rate Smash Bros. rip-off :)

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