Sony has dropped us a line to say the ModNation Racers beta will be available in PAL territories - including Australia - as of next week.
PS3 exclusive ModNation Racers follows in the tradition of LittleBigPlanet and allows players to create their own kart racing tracks to share with the online community.
The North American beta ran from December 18 to January 10. Now, the so-called "European" beta will run from January 21 to February 14.
The beta is free and open to anyone - except there are only 100,000 spots up for grabs. On the evening of January 21, you'll be able to log on to the PlayStation Store and download the trial. Racing will begin on Friday, January 22.
Included in the beta are four premade tracks, two of which are exclusive to the European beta. You can also create and share your own character, kart and alpine themed race track in the editing suite.
Remember, once the beta has been downloaded 100,000 times, that's it, you won't be able to get in.