Home Beta Opens

Exclusive: Don’t get your knickers in a twist, but it appears that there’s a big banner on the Japanese PSN Store, Home related, and it’s apparent that if you download the theme that’s in there (it’s only 277KB) you’ll have registered your interest in the Home Beta.  You’ll need to do this before the 11th of August, though.


Yes, that’s a playable Echochrome arcade machine within Home.  Feel it, baby.

Successful candidates will be notified by email.  You might also want to be Japanese before trying this, unless you’re desperate to get in.  Apparently the Japanese beta will contain a Namco gamespace, with retro versions of Pac-Man, Galaga and DigDug to play amongst others.

Looks like Home is really starting to take off.  We really, really hope SCEE are doing something similar for Europe this week, or else Japan is going to get bombarded with very recently created Japanese PSN IDs…

More information here and here (in Japanese).