Dark Souls II gets closed beta next month

Leo McCloskey September 5, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Two-part beta to open in early October for PS3 owners, 360 and PC betas as yet unannounced.


Gluttons for punishment rejoice. If you own a PS3 – and are one of a select few – you could be playing From Software’s Dark Souls II as early as next month. With a full launch still some way off, the studio has announced that it will be running a two-part closed beta beginning on October 12th. Fans interested in signing up can register their interest by downloading a ticket here, or by accessing the form on the PlayStation store.

European, Australasian and North American players will all be eligible for beta access at the same time, and fans who miss out first time around will get a second chance on October 27th.

I, for one, will not be attempting to sign up for the Dark Souls II beta. Don’t get me wrong, Dark Souls is fantastic – but in the brief time I’ve spent with it I’ve been dumped on more than Nelson’s Column. Also, remember how From Software stuck super-mega-bastard-bosses into Dark Souls’ pre-launch version last time out – specifically to dick with players who gained access early? Yeah. I’ll wait until March.

While the PS3 beta details (betails? – I feel like that should be a word.) are confirmed, there’s been no word yet on whether or not PC and 360 players will get the chance for some early access. It seems logical that a rollout would happen across all platforms – then again, Demon’s Souls was a Sony exclusive so it could turn out to be a bit of a treat for the folks who were there from the start.

Never heard of Dark Souls II? Here’s the launch trailer:

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