Namco Bandai is getting ready to its free-to-play Ace Combat online. The game's beta begins next week.

The beta begins on February 4 and runs through February 11. If you take part in the beta, outside of getting a chance to check out some of the game's single and multiplayer modes, try out some contracts, and play with the customization options for your planes, you will also get a Test Pilot emblem to use when the game eventually launches.

Ace Combat Infinity is exclusive to PlayStation 3. To download the beta on February 4, you should be able to find it in the PlayStation Network's online store on that day.

For more on the game, head here.