As NIS America’s Jordan Vincent explained, you’ll need to sign up for the beta on the Grand Kingdom website, and codes will be sent out on Tuesday, May 3. Although the full game will be released on PS4 and PS Vita, the beta will only be available on PS4.
If you end up playing the beta, your squad members and mercenary money will carry over to the full game, but the online war scenario will be completely reset. Since there’s no cross-save functionality in Grand Kingdom, you won’t be able to use your PS4 beta save data on PS Vita.
Here’s what you’ll find in the beta:
How much of the game can I access?
You’ll be able to use four classes from the game — Fighter, Hunter, Witch, Medic — to complete two quests from the single-player campaign, which will get you used to playing. You will also be able to participate in three battles in the online war each day.
What’s this “online war” you keep mentioning?
It’s a pretty big component of the game in which you choose a nation to support, then take all the steps necessary to lead them to greatness!
Everything from voting on battle strategies and developing defenses and weaponry to jumping into the nitty-gritty of laying waste to an enemy squad. There’s really too much to it to describe it all here, but we’ll have more info on our official website at the start of the beta.
Vincent later explained that they’re doing this beta “to ensure the full release is smoother than a Prinny’s bottom!”
[Source: PS Blog]