Sign up for the Killzone: Mercenary closed beta
posted on 07.12.13 at 01:34 PM EST by (@salromano)
Go hands-on with upcoming shooter's multiplayer component.

Sony has begun accepting applications for the Killzone: Mercenary closed beta.

Candidates have until 2:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 17 to submit their application. If accepted, they’ll get to play test the game’s multiplayer component, which includes a “diverse” range of “weapons, grenade, armor, and special VAN-Guard devices enabling the player to customize their load-out slots.”

If you live in the U.S., you can sign up for the closed beta here. If you live in Europe, sign up here.

Thanks, PlayStation Blog.

  • Cry_Zero

    I really hope the controls are better than in other shooters on vita.

    • Elvick

      I thought the controls in Resistance were fine, aside from the touch screen stuff that was mostly awful. (especially for the Auger’s secondary fire… by the time I’d get that off, I’d be dead… they should have used the rear touch for that instead)

      Stranger’s Wrath HD controls perfectly on Vita. Best FPS that no one remembers on the system.

      • Cry_Zero

        Is that a cross buy title?Cause i got strangers wrath on ps3. An Resistance… the sticks were (sadly) not precise enough just like in uncharted golden abyss

        • Elvick

          No it’s not.

          And the sticks are fine, just have to get used to them. Uncharted just has wonky general controls. Unit 13 plays better as a TPS.

          • Cry_Zero

            Then I guess its me who just cant aim good enough with em. But im pretty sure, that the controls are going to be perfect in killzone.

            • Elvick

              Try the demo of Unit 13 after playing Uncharted. You should be able to notice the difference. I mean, Uncharted works fine but it could have been a bit better (thankfully that tilt feature really helps… and I wish Unit 13 had it too :P)

              Can’t remember any issues with Resistance but there aren’t really many FPS on Vita to compare it to. :P

              • Cry_Zero

                I got unit 13 through ps plus and i played it a few times and youre right it feels a bit better but thats still not “it”. Lets just see how killzone will play like

  • SuperLuigi

    I’m signed up! I have loved kz since 2 and it has become one of my fav fps games.

  • tubers

    I’m kinda paranoid.

    Do I still have to sign up for this even if I already have a Beta code from the last E3 event in PS Home?

    • SuperLuigi

      Na you have a code already. This is a chance to get a code so you are fine.

    • JuhRo

      I just got this response in the PS Blog (NA)

      “Hi there Zionine!
      Glad to hear you are excited about the beta, we’re just as excited as well!
      The Beta keys that were sent out from PlayStation Home will not work with this closed beta. In order to get in the closed beta be sure to sign up through the provided link in the blog post.
      As for the Beta keys provided by PlayStation Home, hold on to those. More details will be coming soon.”

      So, they’re seperate, for sure.
      :)

  • Zackasaur

    Oh, man. Awesome!

  • jujubee88

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASS!

  • Elvick

    Please for the love of Yevon, I want in so bad.

  • EspadaKiller

    Signed up, hope I’m chosen!