Dark Souls II beta begins October 12

PlayStation 3 owners can register for the Dark Souls II beta by downloading a ticket from the PlayStation Store.

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Namco Bandai has announced that the Dark Souls II PlayStation 3 beta will kick off on October 12.

PlayStation 3 owners in North America, Europe, and Australasia can sign up for a chance to participate by downloading the Dark Souls II Closed Beta Registration Ticket from the PlayStation Store.

"Out of the players who have downloaded this registration ticket, players will be chosen and those who qualify will receive notice of how to take part in the Closed Beta testing," reads the description for the ticket.

A second wave of beta invites will be sent out on October 27. Namco Bandai has not said if the beta will head to the Xbox 360 or PC.

Developer From Software says Dark Souls II will feature more open-world elements than the original game, but has yet to say what area the beta will be set in.

Dark Souls II will be released for the PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 in March 2014.

Discussion

231 comments
Regulus900
Regulus900

Cant find the it.... on ps3 store     Why?

KTLT-q8
KTLT-q8

Bring it on I am ready for it>>>I am beyond....


Hrebo
Hrebo

i wont to play it right now 

twztid13
twztid13

XbOne but no ps4? That's really surprising. That's a slap in the face to Sony, imho.

Deni Persson
Deni Persson

CoD sucks, Halo is the best game series ever created. Mad kiddy, Dark Souls really who cares about these games... no one will remember them in like 10 years. Halo will be remembered forever.

Gr1mm-reaper
Gr1mm-reaper

People, if you are lucky, prepare your anus for october twelve.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

i hope they dont make it easier. many game companies these days are starting to make their games more accessible to casual gamers so it will sell more copies. hopefully dark souls 2 wont follow this trend. im looking forward to getting my ass handed to me a million more times than the original dark souls, so bring it on! :D

eyeseller
eyeseller

I don't think it is possible to make a game better than Dark Souls.   Now it is just a money grab, but I have hope it will be good.


Marcin Laszek
Marcin Laszek

This game is actually good, so take ur whine and cheese to Diablo fan page

Anton Westman
Anton Westman

Yea... but i wont if the PS3 cost 300KR here in sweden then i might buy it

themyth01
themyth01

They should hold competitions in Dark Souls PVP for entrance to this thing, that way they're assured of getting people who know the game well. 

jackzor123
jackzor123

sucks that this game isn't coming to next gen :( by march I won't be using my xbox anymore I'll just be on my PS4 so I won't be getting this awesome game

vash_xD
vash_xD

Its not on psn usa XD

vash_xD
vash_xD

Cant get into psn XD

kohle36
kohle36

PSN store in NA currently undergoing maintenance. I'm hoping the beta pass will be there when it comes back up.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Awesome, but i'm going to wait the final version, i want to be surprised on the release date. =P

mucking_foron
mucking_foron

I hope I don't see the message "controller strongly suggested" on the PC version or it's a big ol' pass for me.

cheese232323
cheese232323

gamespot this is not releasing for the XONE please take it off. stop keeping inaccurate information on your site, how can you not notice this

Stardust7
Stardust7

lol 10:21 >> Yui Tanimura : Thats the last question ,right?  translator: yeah thats the last question ,I swear.

Karchy
Karchy

SPOILER WARNING!!

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

i switched to my european account and i managed to "buy" the item 

but i never managed to download it(it was in the download queue) 

when i tried to "buy" it again (since it's an item) it said i wasn't eligable

weird...

kohle36
kohle36

Anyone with a NA account able to do this yet?

Robin Maximilian Furthersbe
Robin Maximilian Furthersbe

Then buy a PS3 to play a LOT of games, Uncharted, The Last of Us, God of War, Red Dead Redemption etc. etc. etc. ;)

Gopstop22
Gopstop22

@Deni Persson 


oh u mean that game where in every new "'halo"" is same weapons and only bit better graphic? oh yeah i am sure that game will ne remembered as shit as cod lol

tightwad34
tightwad34

@eyeseller But don't you want more of it if it was so good? I don't think it's a cash grab, just a sequel to one of the greatest games ever. It will have been 2 and a half years since the first one came out. Now if they start pumping them out on some sort of regular basis, then maybe it'll turn into one, but I don't see the Japanese doing anything like that. They are too humble and I don't think their honor system would like that.

samdam3
samdam3

@themyth01 You don't always want people who know the game or are good at the game in Betas... You want a broader audience which brings back much broader feedback.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@jackzor123 ill keep using my 360 until this one breaks (which wont be anytime soon because its the final "fat" model before ms came out with the slims so theyre extremely reliable and my 2008 model lasted me nearly four years and it wasnt a red ring that ended it, it was a worn out dvd drive. but anyways, many xbox live friends wont be getting an x1 right off the bat so ill have to keep my 360 around for a bit longer so i can keep playing games with them.

fatee
fatee moderator

@jackzor123 get it for PC bro, or buy a used ps3 for cheap$60 or less on ebay


el_swanno
el_swanno

Agreed. I'd love to wait until the finished game is released but it's so hard to resist a sneak peek at this game. If only I could be so grossly incandescent...

themyth01
themyth01

@Parry_This @themyth01 Nice thing about this game, even with the best weapons, if you don't have the skills, you will get destroyed. I've seen people win consistently on PVP with a drake sword at 120. 

kohle36
kohle36

@el_swanno Faaaaaaaak it's still not up. Let's go comment bomb the PS blog

psuedospike
psuedospike

@quickshooterMk2 FOr reals, I have a DARK SOULS II Closed Beta - Registration Ticket on my account, just waiting for it to activate!  

na na na boo boo

:P

push88
push88

@twztid13 @aajep That's a misprint.  From Software has no plans to bring Dark Souls 2 to any "next gen" platforms.  They need to fix that.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@horizonwriter I'm aware of something of that sort. But I haven't even played a Final Fantasy game since I can remember.