Buy Killzone 3, Free SOCOM 4 Beta Access

Buy one PS3 shooter exclusive and get early access to another.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris

Buy Killzone 3, Free SOCOM 4 Beta Access

SOCOM fans take note: picking up a specially marked copy of Killzone 3 in February will grant you early access to the SOCOM 4 multiplayer beta. Sony has made this official today, announcing that copies of both the regular edition of Killzone 3 and the Helghast edition will sport SOCOM 4 dog-tag promo stickers with download vouchers waiting within.

The only bad news here is that the SOCOM 4 multiplayer beta will not be live on the same day that Killzone 3 launches — February 22, 2011. But the download voucher inside with grant you access once the beta does pop out of the oven. Zipper Interactive’s Chris Roper elaborated a bit on the promo over at the official PlayStation blog, telling anxious gamers to keep an eye on SOCOM 4’s official website for concrete beta details once Killzone 3 releases.

“To find out when the SOCOM 4 multiplayer beta begins, be sure to check back at once you pick up your copy of Killzone 3, hitting shelves on February 22nd. We’ll have more information on the SOCOM 4 multiplayer beta itself in the near future. For now, take a look at the callout for the beta on the awesome Killzone 3 box art!,” said Roper.

Here’s the official boxart for Killzone 3 (both standard and Helghast editions) with the special SOCOM dog-tag promo sticker, so you know what to look out for.



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