The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale beta will begin for PlayStation Plus members on PS3 on October 17, expanding to all PS3 gamers on October 24.

In addition, a PS Vita beta will begin tomorrow with no PS Plus membership required. The beta will support Cross-Play, meaning PS3 and PS Vita owners will be able to fight with and against each other.

The beta includes:

  • You'll be able to play as Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa 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 vs 2 online tournaments. For the 2 vs 2 games we'll be supporting friend invites, so you and a friend can fight another team online.

The beta is scheduled to end on October 30.