PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale beta begins tomorrow

PS Plus required on PS3. Available to all on PS Vita.

October 15, 2012 / 10:56 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Sony will launch a downloadable beta for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale tomorrow, it has announced.

PlayStation 3 owners will be able to access the beta free of charge via a PlayStation Plus membership. PlayStation Vita, on the other hand, will allow access to all PlayStation Network subscribers.

The beta will support cross-play, enabling PlayStation 3 and PS Vita owners to go PlayStation character against PlayStation character in online matches.

Characters in the beta include: Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa, and Fat Princess. Two stages, Metropolis and Hades, will be playable across two modes, four-player online tournaments and 2 vs. 2 online tournaments.

The beta will end on October 30.

In other news, Sony has shared the final set of additional costumes unlocked for consumers who pre-order the upcoming fighter.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is due for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita on November 20. Consumers who purchase the PlayStation 3 version will get the PS Vita version at no additional cost.

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  • AuroraXIII

    There will be no more character reveals. Twenty is the confirmed total.

    Anyone hoping for Kat or Lightning (like myself) are out of luck, and will have to pray for DLC.

  • AuroraXIII

    There will be no more character reveals. Twenty is the confirmed total.

    Anyone hoping for Kat or Lightning (like myself) are out of luck, and will have to pray for DLC.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I’m a bit disappointed by the amount, but I think I remember reading somewhere that they said DLC characters would be free or something. I could be wrong.

      • AuroraXIII

        Whenever Superbot or Sony reps are asked about the roster size, they always refer to it as the “Launch roster” in their responses. So perhaps there is hope.

    • InsaneChronos

      >> Anyone hoping for Kat or Lightning (like myself) are out of luck, and will have to pray for DLC. <<
      Ah, I'll buy it at a high price :3

    • PrinceHeir

      i think the a lot of people at sony(japan) got angry at their PR due to the US leaking a lot of stuff ahead of time.

      there was even a neo gaf thread detailing it, as well as Platinum Games disappointment on how they implemented Raiden.

      http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=493575

      though some say this report is fabricated so we will probably never know the truth :(

      • KurisuMakise

        It’s fabricated, nothing to see there. However Platinum and Konami were disappointed because of the leak, yes. I believe for Platinum, the problems probably stemmed from the fact that another developer was going to show their Raiden first. Thus they had to share all that info and work together with Superbot and Santa Monica. Probably some communication issues in regards to some moves and such. 

        As for Sony Japan, even if it is fabricated, I’m certain they were probably a bit miffed. Notice the TGS live show? I don’t doubt they wanted to do something fun with Toro but I bet they would have wanted to do something cool with Raiden there. Oh well, they’re not exactly drumming up the type of hype I’d expect for this type of game anyway. SCEJ disappoints. 

        • PrinceHeir

          yeah the whole Platinum games disappointment is true(saw the video they didn’t like it)

          they pretty much killed the hype of this game :

          • KurisuMakise

            I wouldn’t take Platinum’s disappointment to reflect the quality of the game at all. It’s unfortunate that they aren’t quite satisfied but some of that is on Konami for even allowing Raiden to be in a game before Platinum’s own game. Breeds a bit of ill-will which I think is the heart of the issues. Meanwhile Ninja Theory is probably thrilled cause they’ve worked with Sony and made Heavenly Sword, so that’s two characters for them y’know? Either way, chin up! Many say the moment you play it clicks and I know I’ve been waiting for this title for years. 

            • PrinceHeir

              guess will just have to wait and found out about the game ^^

  • http://www.angelmassb.co.nr/ AngelMass

    Neat, surely going to give it a try to this Beta

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bladez0fDr4v3n Sae-Won Yoon

    >PS Plus required (no less) for PS3.

    At least Smash Bros. didn’t need an ADDITIONAL service to go online.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510283145 Andrés Valentín

      It’s only for the beta…

      • KurisuMakise

        and only for a select time, normal PSN users get it on the 23rd. Whereas Vita owners have access right away (smart but no choice since Plus isn’t available yet). What would have been nice was to get a more updated Beta, this is one of the older press builds =(

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Um excuse me this article is not about Smash Bros. Its about PlayStation All Stars and on the 23rd its open to everybody. Go whine some where else.

  • new_tradition

    I hope a demo comes out soon for us meager PSN members, lol

  • Skelter

    I was excited for this game mainly for the possibility of getting a few of Playstation’s many jrpg leads to join in this mayhem…….if that’s not happening, then my faith remains in SSB. these characters are good…..but from the selection it’s better off calling it “PS3 Allstars”.

    • AuroraXIII

      Totally agree. Cloud, Dart Feld, Wander, and Kat were all rumoured to be included (or were at least considered), so it’s a shame to learn they won’t make the cut for launch.

      I’m not buying the game until some of those characters are made available as DLC.

  • Emiliano Ramos

    what the… is that a leonidas skin for kratos… IS THIS FOR REAL!?!?! also SSB fanboys are so hilarious xD

  • MrKappa

    Honestly after all was said and done I didn’t even feel like buying this game, not discounted or even used.
    I didn’t know there would be a demo/beta so maybe this will change my mind. The thing is they should of allowed all users to try this out because I’m sure many are on the fence.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Watch the trailer it says open to all on October 23rd.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    For the people who are confuse it says open to all on October 23rd in the trailer.

  • http://superguyver.deviantart.com/ SuperGuyverUSA

    Could the characters we want be unlockables and we just don’t know it yet? I mean heck, we don’t even know who the big bad for this game is but we know there will be one. Who knows. Nevertheless, the game shows promise and I, personally, am going to get it day one.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      I really hope so :( I hope they are just messing with us with the 20 character thing…

  • new_tradition

    Where the fuck is Lightning? *crosses arms*

    I could see myself playing this, but not at debut. Probably wait to see this get to Greatest Hits, or GOTY with possible DLC added in a re-release.

    Though I hope there are more characters than what we see. As mentioned below, perhaps they are unlockable? That would be nice :3