Dark Souls II beta hits PS3 this fall

Namco Bandai confirms closed beta test for upcoming role-playing game scheduled to begin on October 5 in North America and Europe only on PlayStation Network.

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Namco Bandai today announced that a closed beta for Dark Souls II will be available for PlayStation 3 gamers beginning October 5 in North America and Europe.

Details about how to register for the Dark Souls II beta will be shared through the official Dark Souls Facebook page starting on September 5.

The Dark Souls II beta will "test players' skill, intestinal fortitude, and their sheer will to survive," according to Namco Bandai. It will feature the "most treacherous" areas of the Dark Souls II world, though Namco Bandai did not provide any specifics.

The Dark Souls II beta was not announced for the Xbox 360 or PC.

Dark Souls II will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in March 2014. Versions for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U have not been announced.

Namco Bandai recently said that it will be going in "guns blazing" to market Dark Souls II.

Discussion

190 comments
Rebiss
Rebiss

If this was a xboxone exclusive, then I would be forced to buy a xboxone just to play this game...

THAT is how much I want to play it.

starjay009
starjay009

A game which is a waste of time IMO. Those of you who enjoy it, I respect your feelings. Who needs this load of #$@! when GTA V is around ? 

MegaEthernal
MegaEthernal

Such a shame its only avaliable in north america and europe... I live in south america and I was super exited for this. Not anymore.

TheLeftHandDoom
TheLeftHandDoom

do you think this game will come out for the Wii U???

I kid, I kid.  All they want to do is play smash bros and zelda anyway? 

norman69
norman69

I'm hoping I could get on this beta, but with them saying it features some of the most treacherous areas in the game I may come to regret it...should still be awesome though. :D


talamalopilis
talamalopilis

Dark Souls is like a poem, the more you re-read it the more you get out of it, that was my favorite thing about the game, the gameplay was great and all that but the minimalistic but profound story was what i loved. 

i really hope the next game continues that trend of not being a story but rather a poem

adward22
adward22

dark soul 2 on next gen ..wow i can imagine how it be sweet game especially on ps4 version.................^_*

adward22
adward22

no demo?? ...this sucks as hell

Lamesy
Lamesy

I had so much fun jumping from the front of Sens Fortress and walking around down in the black unmapped area, and jumping out of the map from either side between Anor Londo and Duke's Archives. I would love to test out-of-map areas and physical boundaries in the new beta.

SpinDie25
SpinDie25

dark souls is a good game but its rediculously hard.. you can get 9 hours into the campaign just to realize that the skills path you chose is the wrong one and you can not possibly advance any further

Debatra
Debatra

WHY DOES THIS NEED TO BE RELATED TO FUCKING FACEBOOK

kohle36
kohle36

So torn. I kind of really want to play this, but showcasing one of the hardest (aka late game) areas? I'm not sure I want to spoil it.

edinko
edinko

I would never want to play a demo or a beta of DS2. I just don't want to spoil the final game for me. No no. Not this one

megatommo
megatommo

OMG pls pls pls dont be shit....like the other well know game selling off the hype.....cough.... D3.. cough... cough....

everson_rm
everson_rm

Ow man, i keep coming back for more news on Dark souls 2, and nothing...

adward22
adward22

fkn xbox fan boys are here ..but carfully they are a lot :)

adward22
adward22

beta or demo ??

beta for mutiplayer

demo is a part of single player .. so i hope its demo

garysingh34
garysingh34

Cant wait to get the shit beaten out of me! There's something you would never go through life thinking you would say!

ModestDude
ModestDude

I'll be ready for DSP to play this. Kappa 

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

why closed beta? 

i would happily pay for + if they feature this 

please do, i want to be in dark souls 2 beta 

i'm one of the biggest contributors on raptr on dark souls content 

FROM make this beta either open or PS+ required 

kishen95
kishen95

Oh god the microsoft fanboys are gonna come through the facebook comments D:

iBuSHiDo
iBuSHiDo

I'm glad the beta is coming out, but there's no way I wanna play the "most treacherous" area of Dark Souls II before I have the full game in my hands. I hope people enjoy it and I hope they help Namco Bandai to finalize it all and release a worthy sequel to what has become my favorite video game, period. 

Xyekenvort
Xyekenvort

Dark Spirit Facebooker has invaded your comment section...

tightwad34
tightwad34

This is perhaps the only game I would want to play a demo or beta for. But at the same time I don't want anything spoiled. It looks like a double edged sword. I won't ever open a Facebook page, even for this.

Xyekenvort
Xyekenvort

This is great news and all, but i'm not sure I wanna get spoiled on the game's hardest areas before the final game comes out. I can't believe i'm doing this, but I won't sign for this =(

Rebiss
Rebiss

@starjay009 

GTA V is a good game, but can not even come close to the depths (she what I did there) and playability that Dark souls has.

To call this game a waste of time.... Can I please have your PSN name so I can ban you?

ck10304
ck10304

@talamalopilis Totally man, I love that the understanding we get of the world is given through cryptic dialogues with characters and item descriptions. The profound sense of mystery is one I haven't really experience in a while, maybe since Myst :P

adward22
adward22

is that badass nuke nukim picture ..cause it looks similar  :)

Lamesy
Lamesy

but I wouldn't report them unless game breaking, because that stuff is damn cool to have in the final build.

Rebiss
Rebiss

@SpinDie25 

errr..RUBISH!

I myself finished the game 7 times, one character I played too N+++++ (lvl 568 now)

I finished the game with one character at level 30, my friend played the whole game to the end at level 1.  So what do you mean wrong built?

This game is hard (thanks you so much From software!!),  takes patience, die and try again, SKILL!

I can finish this game with any built, but not at first, you have to really play it to get better son.

CaptWaffle
CaptWaffle

@SpinDie25  

I dunno.... I've played a LOT of builds in Dark Souls and never really found that I couldn't complete the game with any one of them..... PVP you might have some builds that work better than others... but even there I never Min/Max or anything.... i always have what a lot of people would consider to be "wasted stat points" yet I hold my own in PVP... little things like using Resins to boost your weapon stats like 100 points will make up for a lot of "wasted stat points."

adward22
adward22

indeed ...dark saul for pros only  :)

funkerocriollo
funkerocriollo

@SpinDie25 dark souls is a game that tests your skills like no other and is really demanding. if you want to finish a game in 9 hours dark souls simply isn't your game. 

CaptWaffle
CaptWaffle

@kohle36  

Agreed.  I'm not going near this with a 20-foot pole.  I even wish I had had the resolve and fortitude (funny things to be lacking when speaking of Dark Souls...) to not watch any of the existing gameplay vids... I don't want to know anything.

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

@everson_rm same :S I linked the post from their facebook page with the list of winners for the shield contest but its been on pending for hours now. I swear Gspot is such a unprofessional shitty website.

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

wow so it takes almost 24hrs for a pending message to be approved...................... seriously

adward22
adward22

i just arrived here before y speak ...iam fkn xbox fan boy 

ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg:)

kohle36
kohle36

@Xyekenvort Quick, let's gank the shit out of him and then do obnoxious gestures over his corpse

zmbi_gmr
zmbi_gmr

Damn...I was thinking the very same thing when I saw this news feed.  Never cared much for BETA testing, but come on it's Dark Souls,,,but then again the double edged sword,,,don't want anything spoiled. 

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

@nasser_m200 With all the interactive movie and linear over-the-top story-focused cinematic trash that constantly gets praised we could say this is 1 of the remaining true games we got.

adward22
adward22

wooo speaking of demon soul it was empty game ..when i played the world is small and a little special monsters ...gg it was bad 


but dark soul i mean dark soul 2 it will better series will be made ever :)