Killzone: Mercenary beta sign-ups go live today

Gamers can now sign up for a chance to enter upcoming closed multiplayer beta for this fall's PlayStation Vita shooter.

Gamers interested in trying out the multiplayer component of PlayStation Vita game Killzone: Mercenary can now sign-up for a chance to be selected for the closed beta.

Users have until 2 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 17 to sign up for the beta. Those chosen will be notified via email with instructions regarding how to participate.

While gamers accepted into the beta will not need to sign a nondisclosure agreement, Sony reminded gamers that the closed beta is confidential and that all beta test materials may be serial numbered for tracking purposes.

"Disclosure of any part of the beta test materials to any third party, including but not limited to any trade or consumer press, news agency or any competitor of SCEA, will cause significant and irreparable harm to SCEA, the extent of which may be difficult to ascertain," Sony said.

Killzone: Mercenary launches September 17 and uses the same engine as Killzone 3. The single-player campaign to Killzone: Mercenary will feature nine missions that are reportedly each close to an hour long, and the game will include an eight-player multiplayer mode spread across six maps and three gametypes.

For more on Killzone: Mercenary, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Discussion

31 comments
javenandy
javenandy

woot woot I got my key today for open beta! cant wait. does anyone know when they are going to update the ps store?

DexterP17
DexterP17

Then what is that code that we got from the E3 event in Playstation Home? I thought that would be the closed beta event right there.

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

Going to buy a Vita with the PS4. Look forward to it.

ecurl143
ecurl143

Christ, who does the lighting in this game - Stevie Wonder?

BuyaPC
BuyaPC

Only reason i would ever buy a vita

KaguyaHouraizan
KaguyaHouraizan

I have my PS VIta for JRPG's, web browsing, music, video, and a few games. I use it mostly when not at home going to road trips, sitting at starbucks waiting for the ladies to finish shopping, or in the middle of breaks in school. I could use a good multi-player shooter, i found KZ3 MP to be fun. Though i don't see myself ever spending hours and hours on it.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Hmm it might be a closed Beta but just doing one at all makes it seem like they actually want this to be good.

swimbearuk
swimbearuk

This had better be worth dusting off my Vita. I hope by campaign missions, they mean a proper campaign and not the type of missions that COD had, as they sucked!

Snakepond1
Snakepond1

God I hope this game is good. I haven't played anything since Persona 4.

xeromagnum
xeromagnum

Anyone read the user agreement for the beta?

5. Participant’s Warrants and Representations. You warrant and represent that you:

( d ) own a computer, a PlayStation®2, a Memory Card (8 MB)(for PlayStation®2), a Network Adaptor (Ethernet/modem)(for PlayStation 2);

( q ) have read the manuals for your Network Adaptor, Network Adaptor Start-Up Disc, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system;

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

must be the best fps on vita, looking forward to release date

spindie
spindie

I was like cool whats this than i saw words PS VITA and i X'd out faster than light

thekingofirony
thekingofirony

When does the beta start?I already have a code from the e3 event.And Mercenary launches the 10th not the 17th.

sidjai
sidjai

More Betas! NICE.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@swimbearuk what do you mean dust of your vita I have been using my vita everyday and I have had it since day one  and not just to play games on

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@spindie first off that is impossible since nothing travels faster then the speed of light and second if that was true then how did you made this comment

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

@spindie Then where did this comment come from? Oh, my bad... you're just a lying troll.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@thekingofironyif you read the ps blog post then you would have seen this 


+ Michael Pulst on July 12th, 2013 at 2:55 pm said:

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.

swimbearuk
swimbearuk

@shadowhunter0 I do use my Vita occasionally, but it mostly sits on a shelf. The only games I have played on it are FIFA, Lumines, Uncharted and Guacamelee. I'd like to play Persona 4 but haven't yet. I'm waiting for a great FPS or something like GTA. I really want to have a reason to play it more often because I like the console, but the games haven't been great.