Battleborn's Toby will ride onto PlayStation platforms first; debut during open beta

What's better than a killer penguin riding a mech? PlayStation 4 users will get a chance to check this new character out first, as revealed during today's PlayStation Experience keynote.

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Gearbox's Randy Pitchford hit the PlayStation Experience keynote stage this morning to briefly talk to the audience about Battleborn. Among the topics he touched on were the upcoming PlayStation-first open beta. He's also giving those PS4 users an incentive to jump into that open beta in the form of a new hero.

Battleborn is already set to include 25 heroes, but anyone that jumps into the PS4 beta will get special access to a 26th character that will be added after launch. That character is Toby, a killer penguin riding a giant mech. On top of that, Toby will also be playable during the open beta and will only be available on PlayStation 4.

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