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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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+ bubby323 on October 16th, 2012 at 6:22 pm said:

Lol @299


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+ chillwkamil on October 16th, 2012 at 6:26 pm said:

gonna try again later in life


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+ racer15crx1 on October 16th, 2012 at 6:27 pm said:

oh man i was so eagerly waiting to play this. what a let down, im going to keep trying though


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+ K2TC2TFnSMIT-TAY on October 16th, 2012 at 6:38 pm said:

I’m the same as e’rybody else. I’m eagerly on my Vita, but patiently waiting to ‘connect’ to a game. Hopefully this will happen before the night is over. Feel free to add me, or send me a message if my Gtag is to hard to remember. The more friends the better I say. I’ve already pre-ordered Ragnarok Odyssey Online so I’ll be willing to party up for that game as well. Phantasy Star Online 2 is also on my list to get. Vita baby!!


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+ racer15crx1 on October 16th, 2012 at 6:40 pm said:

add me man, my psn name is easier to remember


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+ bubby323 on October 16th, 2012 at 6:42 pm said:

Somebody with PlayStation Plus I need a favor. Please add me on PSN and send me a message saying you are willing to help. :)


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+ K2TC2TFnSMIT-TAY on October 16th, 2012 at 7:04 pm said:

I’m in?!?! Hopefully, I hear voices lol. YAHHHHHHH


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+ bubby323 on October 16th, 2012 at 7:07 pm said:

Getting excited for PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale from playing only two rounds of the beta. So bad ass.


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+ CountedCaleb on October 16th, 2012 at 7:10 pm said:

Anybody still having troubles? Servers are unavailable when I tryed again


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+ racer15crx1 on October 16th, 2012 at 7:12 pm said:

unavailable atm, played 3 games though, pretty good game


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+ CountedCaleb on October 16th, 2012 at 7:37 pm said:

I’m getting into more battles over my ps3. 4th match without connection fail


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+ bubby323 on October 16th, 2012 at 7:40 pm said:

@310 add me as a friend.


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+ JEquis on October 16th, 2012 at 8:08 pm said:

just got in my first match. pretty fun :) i got a lil confused when i picked parappa and ended up with kratos though o_O


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+ racer15crx1 on October 16th, 2012 at 8:52 pm said:

whats with the number next to your character i have a 102 atm


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+ Indignation__ on October 16th, 2012 at 9:51 pm said:

The beta is amazing! I love this game wow lol. Now I am ready to preorder since my expectations were exceeded by far..


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+ Kanon_of_Gemini on October 16th, 2012 at 10:19 pm said:

I liked it, but there were no characters in the Beta that I like… I’m aiming to Drake, and hopefully Ezio/Connor or Snake with a some luck Cloud…. but, until that happens I’m getting Persona 4 The Golden First.


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+ JEquis on October 16th, 2012 at 10:49 pm said:

it happened again- i picked sly cooper, then when the fight started i was kratos


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+ racer15crx1 on October 16th, 2012 at 11:20 pm said:

i think i know what the number is for, its how they pair up fighters…the higher the number the harder the enemy, rank 205 atm


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+ racer15crx1 on October 17th, 2012 at 12:06 am said:

it resets when you exit it then come back?


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+ dorkgeniuz21 on October 17th, 2012 at 3:23 am said:

So after playing the Beta for both Ps3 & Ps Vita, I gotta say thank you to Sony, Superbot & Bluepoint for working so hard to get this game right. I can tell that different people will gravitate to & like different characters. The fact that everyone plays differently is awesome and the fact that everyone will be unlocked day 1 is also awesome. Though some of you may wish to unlock characters along the way forcing us to play with each character, but I believe that giving us choices is still smart.The reason is because its almost like giving a kid a whole candy store, or a Stoner 500 kinds of weed. We almost wont know where to start because it will be so exciting. I am having a brain screw just debating about evil cole, raiden & Dante, or Ratchet and clank..seee…Most likely most of us will go with who ever our favorite character was and move on from there..All I know is tht we must spread the word to as many people as possible to give this game a try and a chance…get to blogging people..


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+ Ryumoau on October 17th, 2012 at 7:42 am said:

i had a chance to get into 2 or 3 matches, but i find the game really difficult. Its a combination of other players being really good and me sucking at this. I hope this game has alot of single player content like Smash Bros Brawl, otherwise i think i’ll just skip on this game.


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+ Nebvadost on October 17th, 2012 at 9:20 am said:

It’s not appearing in the PS Store for me on PS3 or Vita? Is it because I’m in the UK or something?


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+ Gmafz7 on October 17th, 2012 at 10:32 am said:

Customes!!!??, WTH, that’s just eye candy!! Offer something more substantial for preorder come on!!


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+ sageofsixpaths07 on October 17th, 2012 at 11:40 am said:

SWEET TOOTHS x3 FTW xD(i’ve been killing it with him)


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+ O94kiwi on October 17th, 2012 at 1:11 pm said:

what the hell, I have a UK account on my ps vita and the goddamn beta says I need playstation plus, when its supposed to be free


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+ Fern4nd0JED1 on October 17th, 2012 at 5:00 pm said:

Very good…


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+ trapyahweh on October 17th, 2012 at 6:54 pm said:

Maybe its just me but I feel that Kratos is a bit unbalanced


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+ Hodgewald on October 17th, 2012 at 11:42 pm said:

Kratos definitely felt unbalanced to me as well. I have really high hopes for this game and have it preordered, but so far im honestly a little disappointed. Maybe its just the style that the only way you can kill someone is with a super. Something about it just doesnt feel near as crisp and competitive as SSB.


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+ Oto57 on October 18th, 2012 at 6:24 am said:

If anyone care my opinion… You should chance the menu and the character selec stage, nothing else. But i love the gameplay!
I have a question: If i buy this in the store do i have for vita too? There is another gift?
Thanks!


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+ Shadow_X_Forever on October 18th, 2012 at 2:40 pm said:

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Is Going To Be Better On PS Vita Then On PS3


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+ Lord-Coolstyles on October 18th, 2012 at 5:03 pm said:

It’s been pretty fun so far, I just don’t like having to turn on my Vita’s mic in order to play the game online. It would’ve been nice to include a single player mode that isn’t practice for those of us who don’t like playing online. I’ll definitely pick up a copy for my Vita if Kat ends up being DLC. Good job on the game!


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+ kurjatnjik on October 18th, 2012 at 7:11 pm said:

Is this beta out just for the US…cause i cant find it anywhere in EU store…not for ps3,not for ps vita…and the store is still the same old one…with the old design!!! :/ dissapointed………


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+ Neosz369 on October 19th, 2012 at 11:10 am said:

Wait, what online tournament?


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+ TBV121 on October 19th, 2012 at 4:57 pm said:

I don’t know why mine does not work. It gives the following error code:
Failed to connect all clients
Error Code: 0x8cb95ae402f20102

Anyone else having this problem? My other online games work fine!


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+ YouthCat on October 19th, 2012 at 10:39 pm said:

Not saying it needs stock, exactly, but I’d like to know when I’m about to die and how many times I can die. Other than that, I’m quite satisfied with this beta.


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+ KoolBlueWingST7 on October 21st, 2012 at 6:59 am said:

Play the all game, its good start but I was wondering if you guys can add Afro Samurai to the mix)


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+ Saul_Aguilar_Jap on October 21st, 2012 at 12:13 pm said:

This game is going to suck. I would rather play Super Mario Bros 3 on the NES then play All Stars Battle Royale garbage.


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+ Wolvensoul9147 on October 23rd, 2012 at 9:06 am said:

I cant download the beta, says its a playstation plus exclusive still.


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+ steve08080514 on October 23rd, 2012 at 9:37 am said:

@337 You’re reply loses its intended meaning when you use the word then instead of than.

I’m loving this beta. It’s a lot of fun. I can’t wait for the final game. I put in my pre-order after my first day playing the beta.

One thing I did notice is that it tries to connect you again, Sometimes when it connects you again, it changes your character. I only have connection issues 10% of the time.

One other thing I notice is that there are a lot of connection errors when a match goes overtime.


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+ raidenraccoon on October 23rd, 2012 at 10:05 am said:

I’m experiencing the same thing as #338. Would be nice if they’d let us know why it’s not available to non-Plus members yet when they said it would…


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+ Freakyflashlite on October 23rd, 2012 at 12:39 pm said:

when the hell is it coming out? i read somewhere it was supposed to be at 12, but wtf , still ps plus


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+ B-Don-Swanson on October 23rd, 2012 at 2:23 pm said:

2:22pm Over here in the states pacific time.And still playstation plus exclusive.Really annyoing


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+ ShadowRider1800 on October 23rd, 2012 at 2:40 pm said:

@ Cristian Cardona
Um I don’t mean to bother you but today’s October 23rd which is the day you guys said the beta would expand to the public. It shows the beta on new releases but its still only accessible if you have PlayStation Plus. I was just hoping you could fix that ASAP. Thanks for your time! :)


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+ Freakyflashlite on October 23rd, 2012 at 2:41 pm said:

its almost 6pm (est) still nothin :p


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+ Daredevil6001 on October 23rd, 2012 at 2:49 pm said:

Yo the beta comes out for everyone but todays tuesday and its still for playstation plus users whats going on playstation i’ve been waiting to play this for a week.


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+ B-Don-Swanson on October 23rd, 2012 at 3:07 pm said:

@345,yeah me too.Why can’t they let us know when they update it o their site or something.I’m getting sick of guessing games.


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+ Maximum_Ride_XII on October 23rd, 2012 at 3:11 pm said:

Hmm I to have also waiting all weak to play myself. Eh i’ll wait the only character that is in the beta is Sly Cooper. No Nathan Drake, No Big Daddy & No Spike. Im going to play more blazblue for the moment. If not today then tomorrow


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+ Maximum_Ride_XII on October 23rd, 2012 at 3:13 pm said:

& What i mean by Sly Cooper is the only character that i personally want to play in the game.


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+ B-Don-Swanson on October 23rd, 2012 at 3:19 pm said:

It’s up now,but i gotta wait for the 40-50 minute download.


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+ Tyranny64 on October 23rd, 2012 at 11:24 pm said:

I hope it will have Crash and Spyro in it as well! And some Resistance characters as well! Hope theres more characters then whats displayed so far.


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