Namco Bandai this morning confirmed that a closed beta program will be available for the PS3, and registration will begin early next month at the official DARK SOULS Facebook page. The actual beta will not kick off until early October after testers are chosen.
The game isn't due to launch until March 2014, so there should be plenty of time to test and offer feedback on the soul crushing sequel.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is excited to confirm a special Closed-Beta-Test for DARK SOULS II; scheduled to begin on October 5, 2013 for players in North America and Europe on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system via the PlayStation Network. Anxious fans will want to pay close attention to the DARK SOULS Facebook page beginning September 5th for continual DARK SOULS II news and updates regarding the registration process and details pertaining to the DARK SOULS II Closed-Beta.
The depth of the DARK SOULS II Closed-Beta experience will truly test players’ skill, intestinal fortitude, and their sheer will to survive. The DARK SOULS II Closed-Beta will delve into one of the most treacherous areas of the DARK SOULS IIworld; players will not only get an opportunity to explore an entirely new area of the game, but also experience overwhelming enemy encounters, diabolical challenges, and the unrelenting difficultly that only the developers at FromSoftware can deliver.
DARK SOULS II will be launching in the Americas in March 2014 on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PCs. For more information on DARK SOULS II or other NAMCO BANDAI America Inc. games, please visit http://www.darksoulsii.com/ orhttp://www.namcobandaigames.
com. To stay up-to-date with additional information about the DARK SOULS II Closed-Beta please visit the DARK SOULS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ darksouls.