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Killzone 3 Public Beta announced

Sign up for battle: Killzone®3 Public Beta announced
Show the Helghast what you’ve got - sign up to PlayStation®Plus today for your place in the Public Beta Trial for Killzone®3 on PlayStation®3 (PS3™)

Auckland: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced a Public Beta Trial for the upcoming Killzone®3 for PlayStation®3 (PS3™) – putting the next iteration of the iconic first person shooter through rigorous testing at the hands of the toughest, most demanding critics in existence: the fans. On 25 October, fans of the franchise will have their chance to sample the multiplayer mode for Killzone 3, including the all-new ‘Operations’ game type, party system, and jetpack and exoskeleton vehicles. Not only will participants get an exclusive look at the explosive cinematic experience and a chance to hone their skills ahead of launch, but they’ll be able to shape the final experience themselves – the trial will call for fans to provide honest gameplay feedback, report any bugs and cheats they find, and help test the network code in large-scale, real-world scenarios.

But you’ve got to be quick! Access will only be granted to the first 10,000 PlayStation Plus subscribers in PAL territories - to secure a place and ensure you don’t miss out, follow the steps below:

1. Become a PlayStation Plus subscriber: access is limited to PlayStation Plus subscribers, so if you’re not enjoying the many benefits of PlayStation Plus membership yet, now is the time to sign up!

2. Download the exclusive Killzone 3 XMB Theme from PlayStation Plus section of the PlayStation Store on October 14

3. Check your email! If you’re among the first 10,000 to download the Killzone 3 XMB Theme, you will receive an email on October 25th containing the Public Beta Trial promotion code and further instructions through the address you registered as your PSN Sign-In ID

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the action. Exclusive to PS3, Killzone 3 is due to arrive later this year. Find out more at www.killzone.com.

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About Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand:
Based in Auckland, Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand (SCENZ) is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2 and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) software and hardware in New Zealand.

Since the PLAYSTATION 3 launch on 23 March 2007 in New Zealand, over 110,000 consoles have been shipped and after many years as New Zealand's favourite game console, over 530,000 PlayStation 2 consoles have been shipped. PlayStation Portable has also enjoyed strong results in New Zealand with shipments now exceeding 175,000 units making it the number one console for portable gaming in New Zealand. For global figures, please refer to the Sony Computer Entertainment Europe information below.

For more information on PlayStation products visit www.playstation.co.nz.


About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PlayStation 3 in November 2006, over 38 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 146.1 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 62.7 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, over 54 million accounts have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 1.1 billion items have been downloaded.

More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.playstation.com.

PlayStation, the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PS3 and PSP are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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