The Multiplayer beta for Killzone Mercenary on Vita will open up to PlayStation Plus subscribers next week, Sony has confirmed.
US subs will gain access on Tuesday, August 20, with EU subs following a day later.
A week after that, on August 27 in US and August 28 in EU, the beta will open up to all PSN account holders.
The open beta phase will end on September 3, just in time for the game's release date of September 4 in Europe, September 6 in the UK and September 10 in North America.
Sony says the public's first look at the Vita first-person shooter's online package will offer plenty of scope for customisation, enabling players to gear up for battle like a tank or opt for a more stealthy approach towards assassinations.