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Grand Kingdom PS4 Beta Details Revealed, Begins May 3

Jordan Vincent's Avatar Posted by Senior Product Marketing Manager, NIS America

Hey there, doods! We’re gearing up for Grand Kingdom to hit PS4 and PS Vita this June, and we want you to get in on the excitement!

Our online beta will be starting in two weeks and we’re hoping to get a bunch of you playing the game’s online war portion to ensure the full release is smoother than a Prinny’s bottom! As an added benefit for participating, you’ll even get to keep your save data for the full release. Now, I’m sure you’ve got questions, and I’ve got answers!

Grand Kingdom, PS4 and PS Vita

When is the beta?
We’ll start sending out codes to download the beta on May 3 and it will last for one week. The servers will be shutting down in the wee hours of the morning on May 10.

Well, how do I participate and get one of those codes?
Go to the Grand Kingdom website and fill in the beta application form. It’s easy-peasy, dood.

If Grand Kingdom is coming out on PS4 and PS Vita, can I join the beta on either system?
While the game will be cross-platform, we’ll be running the beta for Grand Kingdom exclusively on PS4.

How much of the game can I access?
You’ll be able to use four classes from the game — Fighter, Hunter, Witch, Medic — to complete two quests from the single-player campaign, which will get you used to playing. You will also be able to participate in three battles in the online war each day.

Grand Kingdom on PS4, PS Vita

What’s this “online war” you keep mentioning?
It’s a pretty big component of the game in which you choose a nation to support, then take all the steps necessary to lead them to greatness!

Everything from voting on battle strategies and developing defenses and weaponry to jumping into the nitty-gritty of laying waste to an enemy squad. There’s really too much to it to describe it all here, but we’ll have more info on our official website at the start of the beta.

Do I get to keep my save file for the full game?
You sure do, dood! You’ll be able to keep your squad members and sweet, sweet mercenary money in the full release, but the online war scenario will be completely reset.

Grand Kingdom on PS4, PS Vita

Awesome! So I can use it on PS Vita?
Sorry, dood. In the full release, there’s cross-play for the online war, but there is no cross-save functionality.

So, what do I do now then?
Well, my best answer would be get yourself on the beta list right away, so go sign up right now, and don’t forget to share the beta with your friends! You’ll want as many mercenary captains supporting your chosen nation as possible to win the war when the beta starts May 3.

We’ll see you online soon, dood!

Add Your Own

gerneric123 said:

April 19th, 10:13 am

Is this equivalent to the “Lite” version in Japan? That was released on Vita …

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    Jordan Vincent said:

    April 19th, 11:00 am

    It’s similar. Beta participants will be able to access the online war portion of the game more than in the ‘Lite’ version. We’ll have more details about the Lite version for both platforms soon!

    mdcrazy said:

    May 3rd, 4:11 am

    What time will codes be issued out on Tuesday the 3rd?


April 19th, 10:25 am

Signed up and it told me to check my email to confirm, and there is no email, not even in my spam folder.

rudetoy said:

April 19th, 10:39 am

Who cares? When’s the next Flash Sale? It’s been about a month….we’re long overdue for one, based on Sony’s history.

    kmtburton said:

    April 19th, 11:06 am

    It’s almost always the 3rd weekend of the month. So just wait and don’t derail threads just because you don’t care about the content of the article.

    TrueAssassin86x said:

    April 19th, 12:20 pm

    Who cares about flash sales just spend money on what u want.

    TWODEEEE said:

    April 19th, 7:06 pm

    You’re very rude on every post, guess that’s why it’s your psn name, I’m going to start reporting your posts rudeboy

    RebornAleph said:

    April 20th, 12:31 am

    Are you always this inconsiderate, or did mommy just ground you and you’re in a bad mood today?

    Seluhir said:

    April 20th, 4:55 am

    /Who cares? I do.

    Have I successfully answered your first question?

Zepherj said:

April 19th, 10:51 am

I’m very excited to get my hands on this title on Vita. Looks like the perfect Vita game. I will probably try out the beta as well, because why not?

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    Jordan Vincent said:

    April 19th, 11:02 am

    It makes an excellent travel title – glad you’re going to check out the beta on the PS4 though! I’m sure you’ll love it, dood! :)

TomatoDragon said:

April 19th, 10:58 am

Been looking forward to this title. I might get it for Vita, but will definitively download beta to ps4 to try it out.

DiZASTER85 said:

April 19th, 11:01 am

Nice ^^ But i like the graphics from psp game Grand Knights History more…

TheRaven2099 said:

April 19th, 11:01 am

Finally an update! Looking forward to the Beta and to the full release. Can’t wait to try out the Hunter and Witch!

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    Jordan Vincent said:

    April 19th, 11:45 am

    :) The Hunter is one of my favorites. I’m sure you’ll like them both, dood!

TetsuyaKenshi86 said:

April 19th, 11:06 am

This game looks very promising, hopefully you guys could make a beta for PSVita

kmtburton said:

April 19th, 11:08 am

Looks interesting, signed up. Always up to try any beta so thanks devs.

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    Jordan Vincent said:

    April 19th, 11:46 am

    Thanks for helping us out! :)

Trendy_Kid said:

April 19th, 11:37 am

OMG I misread the title as Kingdom Hearts 3 Beta. </3

    nilnip said:

    April 19th, 11:50 am

    Oh, my…LOL

Tinye310 said:

April 19th, 11:44 am

Getting it for the Vita as well as it really seems to fit it. But I want to try it on the ps4 and help you guys out, maybe even switch to the ps4 if I really like it on the big screen. XD

    Loco4FourLoko said:

    April 19th, 11:54 am

    Annnnnd signed up. Definitely a perfect fit for vita. Mine has been sitting for a bit, but its time to dust it off!

    Ty nis, for always giving me something different to play.

    Trendy_Kid said:

    April 19th, 1:18 pm

    I signed up too. I don’t really know what it’s all about, but I have enjoyed a few NIS games in the past.

Kodax_ShC said:

April 19th, 11:54 am

I’m bummed there is no cross save but that didn’t stop me from pre-ordering both PS4 Limited Edition and a Vita copy. Excited for the game and the beta is a great surprise. Thanks!

tusunami said:

April 19th, 12:36 pm

Well this beta is coming out the same time as Overwatch beta that’s going to pose a problem.

Timmehh15 said:

April 19th, 12:59 pm

Already have the Grand Edition pre-ordered so I’ll be glad to give this a go!

Jon3068 said:

April 19th, 2:49 pm

I’m not really into multiplayer. Is the single-player component of the game hefty enough to warrant a purchase or should I save my dollars for NIS’s next RPG?

    VinsanityV21 said:

    April 19th, 2:55 pm

    I believe it is.

    I’ve been following this for awhile in Japan, and this is the first I’ve heard of an Online War component. I didn’t know it was in there, and it really doesn’t sway my opinion knowing it’s there. The whole game is the spiritual successor to Grand Knight’s History too, which was single player only (and was received quite well). According to MediaCraft (who has a “5 Reasons to Get Excited for…” article for this), they mention loads of content too. I’m pretty sure this is a single player focused game, with this online mode… also there too.

    shadysaiyanz said:

    April 19th, 2:56 pm

    Same here.

VinsanityV21 said:

April 19th, 2:50 pm


I played the demo for this randomly while perusing the JP store with my alt PSN Account, and it was AWESOME! It’s got such pretty art, and the battle system is SOOOO fun! I’m down like a clown for this, NISA!

Betas weird though. I mean, I guess I’ll find out what the Online War is all about in time, but eh. I just want this for single player content. I don’t know why, but “demo” seems to have become a dirty word these days – even Mirror’s Edge got a “beta” (much to the bafflement of the guys at Giant Bomb who Quick Looked it recently). I just don’t get it – seems like a buzzy hype thing for everyone to do nowadays, I dunno. Still, this is not the time or place to ruminate on industry trends – I’m just excited to (hopefully) play this!

Kharmeister said:

April 19th, 2:50 pm

AAAGH…Too many betas happening…

shadysaiyanz said:

April 19th, 2:54 pm

You’ve got it on both PS4 and Vita (Thank you) but you don’t have cross-save functionality? that’s pretty baffling. It’s an RPG, seeing as we’ll definitely be sinking a lot of time into it, it would make sense for there to be cross-save :\ Not such of it’s a deal breaker yet.

Ginormous76 said:

April 19th, 3:12 pm

Why are he fighter and hunter male, while the witch and medic are female? On top of that, why did you fee the need to sex up the witch? This game already feels sexist just in the beta advertising.

Souledge94 said:

April 19th, 5:17 pm

Signed up. Hope I get in.

DemoniOtaku said:

April 19th, 6:26 pm

I put my birth date and then the page just refresh and reset, nothing happen… Did already end up the registration?!

TheBlackerBaron said:

April 19th, 6:45 pm

I’m far from being sold on the game since it’s hard to compete with Vanillaware so this beta is exactly what I need to see if it’s worth full price.
And well, after playing Disgaea 5 and The hundred knight I want to support NISA so they can bring more of those games so hopefully it’ll be enough to make me buy it.

RebornAleph said:

April 20th, 12:34 am

I really detest NIS titles in general these days (they just derailed 100% into softcore porn at this point) and this release colliding with Overwatch is going to be an issue, I’m sure. But I wish all the best to everyone at NIS America and all the fun every player who signs up.

Seluhir said:

April 20th, 4:55 am

Is there an NDA on the beta stuff or is it fair game to stream on twitch?

    Seluhir said:

    April 20th, 3:23 pm

    If anyone out there is paying attention, I got confirmation on twitter that it’s not under NDA :)

cielelele said:

April 20th, 7:23 am

Oh no, it’s a shame that I don’t own a PS4 yet (I will eventually), but I’m looking forward to the Vita version!

sonicx525 said:

April 20th, 2:03 pm

All signed up and ready hope this game looks good so far :)

Yatsafusa said:

April 20th, 10:52 pm

Let’s wait and see how this goes I’m pretty excited myself NISA’s games are really nice.

Breakawayveins said:

May 3rd, 6:26 pm

My question is can we still play campaign after beta is over?

KoshtheVorlon said:

May 4th, 8:06 am

The beta sign up is bugged, tried with phone and ps4 won’t take my name asked for a value no idea what it wants

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