The upcoming PS4 exclusive Bloodborne will have an alpha test in Japan quite soon, and today Sony Computer Entertainment gave more information on dates and how to apply.
According to the announcement, the purpose of the alpha test is to check the load on the game’s servers and to test the online multiplayer features in a variety of network environments.
All PlayStation Plus members with a Japanese account are eligible, but won’t be invited automatically. In order to grab an spot, you will have to get an “entry ticket” from the PSN store between September 24th and September 28th. A mail will be sent to those selected for the test.
The alpha test will be conducted in three brief phases (all times are local for Japan):
- October 1st: 8 PM to 11 PM.
- October 3rd: 8 PM to 11 PM.
- October 5th: 8 PM to 11 PM.
During all three dates the content tested will be the same. Those that will be selected will be able to take part in all of the phases.
An online questionnaire will be made available to everyone after the beginning of the test.
While most of us won’t be able to participate due to the Japanese PlayStation Plus requirement, this means that we’re probably going to get detailed information about the mysterious online modes quite soon.
In addition to the alpha details, Sony also announced something definitely spiffy: The Japanese figurine manufacturers Gecco and Mamegyorai will collaborate to create a collectible statue of Bloodborne’s hero.
In the picture below you can see just a small teaser prototype featuring the character’s saw-cleaver, but the figure will feature the full body of the hunter in 1/6 scale.
No release and pricing information were given, but honestly I can’t wait to see it.