During the Sony State of Play, Square Enix announced its Splatoon-like multiplayer shooter Foamstars will host an open beta test at the end of this month, starting September 29.
The online paint war kicks off its Open Beta Party with two game modes, both pitting players against each other in chaotic arenas with teams of varying sizes. The Foamstars test run launches with two game modes, Smash the Star and Happy Bath Survival.
As for dates, Square Enix included a Foamstars open beta schedule adjusted based on timezone.
- September 29, 6pm – October 1, 11:59pm PDT
- September 30, 2am – October 2, 7:59am BST
- September 30, 3am – October 2, 8:59am CET
In Smash the Star, you’ll compete in a team deathmatch mode where the rules change as challengers are knocked out. Happy Bath Survival — what a name —whittles teams away into a last-team-standing affair.
If you choose to go all in earlier, your progress in the Foamstars open beta won’t carry over to the game’s full release. It’s also only available for folks on PlayStation 5, though the multiplayer shooter will launch for the PS4, also.
Today’s State of Play ushered in a handful of new announcements, like a demo for Ghostrunner 2 out today and a look at Sony’s new PlayStation controller offerings. However, Square Enix still stole the show with its update on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, showing off brand-new footage and a fancy collector’s edition featuring the series’ best-conditioned baddie, Sephiroth.