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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta Launching Soon

by Joey Davidson | October 15, 2012October 15, 2012 8:00 pm PST

The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta is coming. PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita owners will soon be able to get a free glimpse of the PlayStation character fighter set to launch this holiday.

Here, from the PlayStation Blog, is a big chunk of the news:

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!

Hey, PS Vita owners, want to hear something even better? You’ll be able to access the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta starting tomorrow, and it will not require a PlayStation Plus subscription. The Beta supports Cross-Play, so enjoy that as well.

Here’s what’s in the Beta:

  • You’ll be able to play as KratosSweet ToothColonel RadecSly CooperPaRappa, 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.

The Beta is set to end on October 30th, so make sure you get yourself in on the action if it’s something you’re at least curious about.

A lot of gamers see PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and immediately knock it as a Smash Bros. rip-off. While I’ll agree with that notion, having played the game, I’m actually excited for it. Sure, it’s completely inspired by Nintendo’s work, but the PlayStation brand features some great characters that I’m looking forward to fighting with.

Low marks for originality, but high marks for fun from where I stand.

What do you think about PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale? Will you pick it up once it launches? It’s set to do so on November 20th in North America.

[via PlayStation Blog]

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...