Killzone: Mercenary open beta in late August

The bar for multiplayer FPSs on handhelds must be pretty low, but bless 'em, developers will keep on trying. The next big handheld FPS on the horizon is Killzone: Mercenary for Vita, and come "late August" all and sundry will be able to give the multiplayer a go when it enters open beta.

The closed beta kicked off today for the lucky, Sony explained in a PlayStation.Blog post, and the open beta will come late next month. As for exactly when, details are promised "really soon."

Killzone: Mercenary hits September 10. Look, here's dev Guerrilla Cambridge talking multiplayer: