Readers know I’m generally excited for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. After getting my hands on it at NYCC this past weekend, that excitement only sky-rocketed. Imagine how I felt when I found out the public beta will be starting tomorrow! Read on for the details!
With the game scheduling to release in a little more than a month, SuperBot is finally letting the majority play the game a tad earlier. For PlayStation Plus users the beta will launch tomorrow, October 16, 2012. For all other PlayStation 3 players, the beta will start on October 23, 2012. PlayStation Vita players are in for a special treat, with the beta launching on the PS Vita’s store tomorrow without the need of PlayStation Plus. The beta will end October 30, 2012.
The beta is pretty limited with the following characters being playable – Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Sly Cooper, Colonel Radec, PaRappa the Rapper and Fat Princess. Playable stages include Metropolis and Hades, with game modes including 4-player tournaments and 2v2 tournaments. Friend invites are supported, so gather up some buddies to take the fun online!
Along with the beta announcement, SuperBot revealed the final ten pre-order costumes that players can disguise their characters as when reserving the game. The image follows below the post, check directly below for a description on all the costumes and their original appearance (thanks to user Apeman24 for the info!)
- Heihachi – Long coat alternate costume from Tekken 3
- Colonel Radec – Heavy armor from the Killzone series
- Nathan Drake – Drake’s winter gear from Uncharted 2
- Kratos – Deimos, Kratos’ younger brother
- Sweet Tooth – Outcast Sweet Tooth, pre-order incentive for Starhawk
- Big Daddy – plush version of Big Daddy, carried around by Little Sisters in Bioshock 2
- Sly Cooper – the archer costume from Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
- Fat Princess – Pirate soldier’s costume from “Fat Roles” expansion
- PaRappa the Rapper – PaRappa’s alternate appearance from UmJammer Lammy
- Toro – Toro’s waiter costume from his restaurant theme
- Jak & Daxter – Jak’s original outfit from Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
- Cole MacGrath – Kessler from the first inFamous
- Dante – Dante minus the coat
- Ratchet & Clank – The Tetrafiber armor from Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
- Sackboy – Sofie the Sackgirl from LittleBigPlanet 2
- Spike – Spike’s battle gear from Ape Escape: Million Monkeys
- Evil Cole MacGrath – Evil Cole’s costume from the first inFamous
- Raiden – Raiden’s skull suit from Metal Gear Solid 2
- Nariko – Nariko’s cloak from the ending of Heavenly Sword
- Sir Daniel Fortesque – Dan’s Super Gold Armor from MediEvil 2