Prepare To Die In The Dark Souls 2 Beta, Beginning October 12th [Updated]

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Dark Souls 2 isn’t set to release until March 2014, but Namco Bandai is giving gamers an opportunity to test the game out next month.


As of now, only European can sign-up for the beta with the North America ticket sign-up going up later. Also, Xbox 360 and the PC version of Dark Souls 2 will not be receiving a beta as confirmed by videogamer.


Announced today, PlayStation 3 owners in in Europe will be able to download a beta registration ticket through this PS Store link.

Now, the ticket does not represent an actual spot in the Beta, but more of an entrée into a drawing, from which the team will select players who will then be able to download this ticket. No word whether the Beta will be available on the Xbox 360, though we’ll be sure to update you if it is announced.

There is also no word on what the content of the beta will include, though we do expect it to test out the new online structure that the game is said to boast.

The depth of the Dark Souls 2 Closed Beta experience will truly test players’ skill, intestinal fortitude, and their sheer will to survive. The Dark Souls 2 Closed Beta will delve into one of the most treacherous areas of the Dark Souls 2 world; 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 From Software can deliver.


Note: Many other sites have reported that it’s available in North America, however, I had to create a European account in order to download the ticket from there.

Dark Souls 2 is set to release March 14th on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the PC.