Killzone 3 open beta starts February 2

One-level, four-mode multiplayer sample will be available on the PlayStation Network in just over a week, ends February 14; European open beta runs Feb. 3-15.

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Those eagerly awaiting the February 22 release date of Killzone 3 got some good news today. Starting on February 2, the open multiplayer beta for the Guerrilla Games-developed shooter will be available to all North American PlayStation 3 owners via the PlayStation Network until February 14. European gamers will get access starting February 3, with the beta ending on February 15.

The Killzone 3 open beta will run from February 2 to 14 in North America.
The Killzone 3 open beta will run from February 2 to 14 in North America.

The beta will feature one large, asymmetrical level called "Frozen Dam," which, as the title suggests, is centered around a huge old dam in a winter setting. It will also feature four modes: Guerrilla Warfare (16 players), which is essentially team deathmatch; Warzone (24 players), a round-based campaign featuring five randomly assigned mini-missions; Operations (16 players), which features linear mini-missions; and Botzone (one player and up to 15 bots), which lets players familiarize themselves with the Frozen Dam level. The first three modes are also playable offline with bots.

Boasting 3D and PlayStation Move support, Killzone 3 is a sequel to 2009's critically lauded Killzone 2. In the previous title, the Interplanetary Strategic Alliance took the fight to the Helghan homeworld, where it achieved a measure of success against the Nazi-esque civilization that invaded the human colony of Vekta in the 2004 original. Now gamers will get the chance to pick back up with Sev, Rico, and the rest of their surviving squad, outgunned and outmanned by the Helghast as usual.

Killzone 3 will be available in two versions, a standard $60 release and a $130 limited-edition package with a replica mask and helmet of the series' signature Helghast armies. While the headgear is the centerpiece of the extra goodies, the collector's edition will also include a 6.5-inch articulated Cloaking Helghast Marksman action figure, an art book, and a voucher to download multiplayer maps, the game's soundtrack, and more.

For more on Killzone 3, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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I thought it was on the 9th Good thing I checked Gamespot. Some of the other websites give you misleading info.

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It will be out today check out this link: << LINK REMOVED >>

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thats so stupid here i am on the 2nd waiting all day and no beta. Drove me crazy.

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the beta is comming out tommorrow at 10 am

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Where the hell is the beta??

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Can someone tell me how to exactly play the beta? i'm new to this so sorry i don't know how it work

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kool its a shame they have too close it though i wont too play it till the game comes out

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Do you have to sign up at all or will it be downloadable in the marketplace?

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can't wait untill killzone 3 comes out it going to be awsome!!

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Well, I don't care about the beta. In fact, judging by the low number of comments this story got, hardly anyone cares about the Kilkzone 3 beta. Lol.

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So stoked!

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@eggchicken yeah i was kidding bro!

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@daniel_droid u do know it's because of the 3D right?

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wow the graphics kinda looks blury not gonna get it till they fix it

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Good time to be a PS3 and Xbox owner. Crysis 2 demo is coming out tommorow , I will just play that until this comes out. I guess Black ops is going out the window for a while.

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bad! early trail!

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I cannot wait for this game to come out!

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i can't wait to play this game and i can't wait to see all those lag switchers ruining the game like killzone 2 .

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Nice. 1 more month till actual launch. Can't wait.

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Guerrilla Game : report to SCEE, we now currently have 100 million players in Killlzone beta server SCEE : God seriously? so that's the reason why our server is damaged :D

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Good, because the closed beta was awesome but severely underpopulated.

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Looking forward to it.

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Why the hell is the video in 3D?

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Nice!

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awesome!

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So I've got my hands on a beta version of the 'public beta trial' today to identify bugs and test the network ahead of the full scale beta. If you're on geohots 3.55 or rocking a 3.41 JB, then I will gladly pkg it and send it for any of you Gamespot folk.

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What is this video ?! Hey guys go to PS.BLOG And watch the real Beta video Gamespot is a stupid web site !!! Just check it out then you will say as i said !!! I can't let anyone denigrate the PS3 !!!

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Oh this is awesome! Gonna be the first beta i can get

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To quote Sulu "Oh my!" *grins*

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is beta open world wide or just North America and Europeans ?? cause im in Australia

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@Davidik832 if thats true then thats even better

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Can't wait beta for all ps3 users!!! check out the sony blog, << LINK REMOVED >>

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@TheGrudge13 i think they mean u dont have to sign in... basically, it will be available for every1.

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Ohhhh the PSN is gona crash that day.

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great news . now how do i sing in for the beta

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@tyber78 I don't know any betas that u pay to play them....

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Can't wait...Killzone 2 was by far the best FPS I played! I just wish it got a PC release lol.

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will this beta be free??

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3rdbass@ at least u can play story mode with another player now. u get co-op now.

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I love this! Open beta is going to be amazing.

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Sweet! I love open betas!

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i never got the hype and praise for the 2nd game. i beat it. played online. and after playing it for hours i never could get used to the "weight" of the movements. supposedly it's more "realistic" but who turns their heads that slow?

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Too bad they won't have split-screen in botzone. I really wanted to play that offline with my g/f.

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Take that Crisis 2!

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oh Sweet, sweet nectar!

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This makes me feel better since I'm going to be missing out on the Crysis 2 beta.

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yes! i've been dieing to play the beta! didnt get a chance in last year is beta.

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can't wait! too bad is still too far!.

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Sweeeeet. I hope they don't limit it to Playstation Plus, though.

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