Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood beta leaping to PSN Sept. 13

You've only got a little bit over a month to get ready for the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood multiplayer beta. Ubisoft has announced a start date of September 13 -- and remember, it's exclusive to PS3. The only way to get access to the beta in North America (for now, at least) is by pre-ordering the game at your local GameStop.

There are apparently only a limited number of slots available in the beta, so tokens will be doled out to customers on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you already pre-ordered, you can bring your receipt to a GameStop starting on August 9 for entry. The beta entry process for those who live on, say, any other continent in the world is still unknown, but you can be sure that we've asked Ubisoft for more info.
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North American GameStop Customers Who Preorder Assassin's Creed Brotherhood for the PlayStation®3 Computer Entertainment System Will Receive Exclusive Access to the Pre-Launch PlayStation 3 Multiplayer Beta.

San Francisco – August 5, 2010 – Kicking off the countdown to the game's release this November, Ubisoft and GameStop, Corp. (NYSE: GME), today announced a pre-launch multiplayer beta of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood exclusively for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The beta is only available to customers who pre-order the game through GameStop stores in North America. Recently named the Best Online Multiplayer Game of E3 2010 by Game Critics Awards, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is the first game in franchise history to include a multiplayer mode.

The pre-launch beta will feature brand new multiplayer gameplay and serve as a final stress test for the online systems of the game, allowing fans to get a glimpse of the one-of-a-kind gameplay and a chance to provide feedback to the development team prior to its release. With only a limited number of beta slots available, fans who pre-order the game at GameStop will be given access to a unique token on a first-come, first-served basis that will allow them to download the beta from PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 3 system. Fans who have already pre-ordered Assassin's Creed Brotherhood from GameStop will be able to take their receipt to a GameStop store beginning August 9 to obtain a beta token.

The PlayStation 3 system beta of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood is scheduled to begin on September 13.

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood will ship in North America on November 16, 2010, for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. For more information, go to or

This article was originally published on Joystiq.