PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale public beta begins tomorrow

The battle begins early for Sony mascots and friends this week. Sony today announced it will open a public beta for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on October 16 for PlayStation Plus subscribers and PS Vita owners, and on October 23 for all PlayStation 3 owners.

Beta fighters will be able to try out Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa, and Fat Princess across two stages in four-player and two-versus-two online tournaments, with friend invites for the latter. PS3 and PS Vita players will be able to compete in the same matches with cross-play.

The brawler will release on November 20 with cross-buy, meaning players who buy the PS3 version will receive a complimentary download code for PS Vita. For more on the upcoming smash-and-mash-up, check out nine reasons why we're excited for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.