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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta Access Begins Tuesday for PS3, PS Vita

Cristian Cardona's Avatar + Posted by Cristian Cardona on Oct 15, 2012 // Associate Product Marketing Manager, Software Marketing

We hope you’ve been keeping track of all the recent updates on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale news, from an in-depth update on the PS Vita version to our behind-the-scenes look at mashing up different worlds, we’ve shown you what this game is shaping up to be…and we think it’s high time you try it out for yourselves!

Today, we’re happy to announce that the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta will kick off for PlayStation Plus members on PS3 tomorrow, October 16th and expand to everyone October 23rd through PlayStation Store! 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.

PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale - Kratos StrategiesPlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - Sweet Tooth Strategies

PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale - Radec StrategiesPlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - Sly Cooper Strategies

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - PaRappa StrategiesPlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - Fat Princess Strategies

So what will be in this limited Beta?

  • 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.

This, of course, is only a tiny fraction of what PlayStation All-Stars has to offer, but we thought you’d love the chance to try it early and see what all the buzz is about. Be sure to hop on quickly as we’ll be ending the Beta on October 30th!

But that’s not all. As you know, we have a pre-order program running right now that unlocks a set of exclusive costumes in the game. Today we’re happy to unveil the rest of the costumes you’ll be getting with your pre-order of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Pre-order bonus skins

Unlocked with your pre-order at participating retailers, these costumes will work for both the PS3 and PS Vita when it releases on November 20th, so be sure to reserve your copy today. And don’t forget: PlayStation All-Stars features Cross-Buy support, so if you purchase the PS3 version, you’ll get a downloadable PS Vita version for no extra cost.

With Beta access beginning tomorrow, we look forward to getting your feedback on the game and seeing what you think of this highly anticipated title. Spread the word and we’ll see you online!

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+ RedWaltz79 on October 16th, 2012 at 5:30 am said:

I just don’t understand. Sony has all these other new release games on Day 1 digital pre-order, but they don’t even have a game made by one of their inside house studios as a pre-order? WTH? Even if you don’t want to give the pre-order costume bonus to those who buy the game digital, at least make it available day one.

What a bummer. I guess I will buy a different game.


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+ Teflon02 on October 16th, 2012 at 5:58 am said:

People need to use common sense. I’ve seen that this is confirmed day one digital on PS3 but just won’t have preorders. Also, how many times have they given the DLC as a first week buyers bonus on PSN? Damn people love to jump the gun. I’m sure it wasn’t a problem when almost nobody with the physical release of LBP PSV got the damn DLC, and all the digital buyers got it with no problem. People can be so ungreatful. Now I like the classic Jak is a costume but couldn’t it be a exact version of the first game jak and not just his clothes. Oh well.


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+ RedWaltz79 on October 16th, 2012 at 6:27 am said:

@102

It has nothing to do with being ungrateful. It just doesn’t make sense that they allow pre-orders for 3rd party games, but not their 1st party games.

The costumes are nice, but I don’t care about them that much. I just want a confirmation that the game will be available on the PSN Store day 1, which I haven’t seen yet and they haven’t made clear. The only thing they have made clear is that it will be available on the PSN Store sometime.


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+ Indignation__ on October 16th, 2012 at 7:49 am said:

I can’t wait to play the beta on my vita XD!


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+ shadowtaman on October 16th, 2012 at 7:57 am said:

Idk if its just me or something but, uhm, why isnt it in the psn store for the vita? I dont own a ps3, just a vita and i dont have ps+ anyone please help, im so lost.


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+ TooTone07 on October 16th, 2012 at 8:14 am said:

Wait until about nonissue, that’s what I was told. I’m in the same situation as shadowtaman


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+ TooTone07 on October 16th, 2012 at 8:15 am said:

I meant wait until around noon


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+ DynamikHispanik on October 16th, 2012 at 8:34 am said:

Quick question, to those who don’t preorder the game, will these costumes be available on the psn store as a separate purchase?


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+ Toonami4Eva on October 16th, 2012 at 9:57 am said:

I don’t understand, I’m a PS+ member but I cant seem to find the beta. is there a code or something you need to access it. please help!!!


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+ fatgurlzwantluv on October 16th, 2012 at 9:59 am said:

Is the beta up yet? I don’t know if i can wait any longer


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+ The_Cthulu on October 16th, 2012 at 10:07 am said:

Not much luck finding it on my Vita. I’m not trying to be impatient, but I just want to play the game lol


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+ macabroCastle on October 16th, 2012 at 10:09 am said:

where exactly do I download this? I have my vita, and i have been searching for about an hour through both my ps vita and my ps3 and I find nothing!!! Is this some kind of twisted joke?!


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+ Adhdxheroxjon on October 16th, 2012 at 10:23 am said:

Idk you wold think it would he updated by now, but i cant even find book of memories on there yet :( today will be a good day when they come out tho :)


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+ Lynch_Mobsta on October 16th, 2012 at 10:42 am said:

Jumping on this as soon as I get home from work and college today. I can’t wait to see where this game goes: more characters, extra levels, community development tools? Fingers crossed for any of those.


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+ jhernandez9881 on October 16th, 2012 at 10:44 am said:

Its 12:44pm in the afternoon and no Playstation All-Stars Demo???? I am dying here ppl… lol :P


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+ macabroCastle on October 16th, 2012 at 10:44 am said:

same here. . .!!!


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+ AfroSamurai1_ on October 16th, 2012 at 10:45 am said:

What time can i expect this update :(


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+ killaruna on October 16th, 2012 at 11:01 am said:

When buying the PS3 version, do we have to buy a digital version of the PS3 game to get the free download on Vita, or can it be a physical PS3 version as well?


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+ VaizardStevan on October 16th, 2012 at 11:08 am said:

Nothing I can do now because I’m in class, but when I left for the university at 11am this game wasn’t on the network. From what I have been reading online right now is that it’s 2:09pm and the game is still not online yet.. I was under the impression that the store updated around 12pm.. I could be wrong on this one, but does anyone have confirmation on this yet?


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+ VaizardStevan on October 16th, 2012 at 11:12 am said:

Also I had to confirm that this is blog.US.playstation.com and I am in the eastern timezone, it’s 2:13pm here, but my posts are timed at 11:13am?? Why is this?


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+ macabroCastle on October 16th, 2012 at 11:14 am said:

nothing yet!


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+ Quest1962 on October 16th, 2012 at 11:51 am said:

VaizardStevan: These blogs are often Pacific time. That means the update is Noon, PST, or 3pm Eastern.
Soon, everyone!


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+ Archon473 on October 16th, 2012 at 11:54 am said:

I’m excited to hear all launch characters receive a pre-order bonus costume! Will these pre-order costumes have alternate colors as well?


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+ WhiteGhostKilla on October 16th, 2012 at 11:55 am said:

its 2:45 and its still not on i read online the the store updates around 5-9 pm


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+ WhiteGhostKilla on October 16th, 2012 at 11:55 am said:

*that


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+ macabroCastle on October 16th, 2012 at 12:02 pm said:

DX that sucks, im taking a stupide test at that time SIGH! T.T


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+ Mauro_19900 on October 16th, 2012 at 12:12 pm said:

I can not wait to play it!


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+ WhiteGhostKilla on October 16th, 2012 at 12:19 pm said:

i cant wait im dieing over here lol has anyone got a new news yet


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+ Mauro_19900 on October 16th, 2012 at 12:26 pm said:

Add Me Please:
Mauro_19900


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+ WhiteGhostKilla on October 16th, 2012 at 12:27 pm said:

me?


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+ macabroCastle on October 16th, 2012 at 12:29 pm said:

same here add me :D! yeah you!


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+ TextbookNinja on October 16th, 2012 at 12:36 pm said:

Hmmm, guessing it isn’t out yet, I’m not seeing it in the store. Can anyone confirm this?


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+ macabroCastle on October 16th, 2012 at 12:38 pm said:

store needs to update first -.-! so yes, the beta isnt up yet!


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+ GrandMastrBR1AN on October 16th, 2012 at 12:40 pm said:

gahhhhh not sure how much longer i can wait for the beta was hoping it would be out by the time i came out of school >.<


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+ bubby323 on October 16th, 2012 at 1:09 pm said:

Can’t wait for the public beta today, but I do have to politely ask why the store isn’t updated already?


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+ Shark-Boy-2011 on October 16th, 2012 at 1:18 pm said:

GARRRR if some1 finds out please podt IMMEADITLY


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+ deirei on October 16th, 2012 at 1:20 pm said:

its still not out. cant… wait…much… long…errr…


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+ rjmultimedia on October 16th, 2012 at 1:20 pm said:

im at puerto vallarta mexico >.< at what time psn update for Third World countries?


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+ Shark-Boy-2011 on October 16th, 2012 at 1:22 pm said:

wHO WANTS 2 be my partner in 2v2?


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+ Danger_Wildpants on October 16th, 2012 at 1:23 pm said:

OH YEAH, I LOVE HOW GOOD THIS GAME IS I JUST DOWNLOADED THE BETA AND PLAYIN AND I LOVE IT AND…..

Oh wait… its still not on the store…


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+ Shark-Boy-2011 on October 16th, 2012 at 1:27 pm said:

shut up


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+ CC-Dragon on October 16th, 2012 at 1:29 pm said:

4:28 Eastern Time: Still not on the PS Store…

And is the multiplayer only with friends or can you play with anyone.


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+ deirei on October 16th, 2012 at 1:32 pm said:

i am calling sony!…


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+ Shark-Boy-2011 on October 16th, 2012 at 1:33 pm said:

Yeah so any1 wanna b my friend and play 2v2 cuz i hav no1 2 play it with


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+ Alex88dmc on October 16th, 2012 at 1:36 pm said:

T_T BETA PLEASE!!! I CAN WAIT


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+ TextbookNinja on October 16th, 2012 at 1:38 pm said:

Im wondering if it will support 2 players local vs online teams…
Ill see what I can find out…


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+ Shark-Boy-2011 on October 16th, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:

that’d b awesome


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+ stockcharacter on October 16th, 2012 at 1:42 pm said:

anytime now. . .


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+ deirei on October 16th, 2012 at 1:49 pm said:

just got off the phone from playstations customer service and just got disappointed that they dont know when its gonna go live. they asked my name, the serial number of my system put me on hold for 3 mins and… they just said they dont know…. i cant wait much longer! :(


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+ meister321 on October 16th, 2012 at 1:50 pm said:

For real!! When is it going live!! I’ve been waiting all day. Not cool, Sony.


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