The beta will only be open between 07:00-10:00 GMT, with the intention of the beta to stress-test the game's online servers. Those interested in participating can download the necessary files through the Exclusives section of the PlayStation Store, Sony adds.
Anyone in North and South America can also apply to take part in the test by redeeming a code that will be posted on 14:00 ET on October 24 to the Dark Souls II Facebook page. The first 30,000 people to redeem the code will gain access to the three-hour beta, which runs from 02:00 to 05:00 ET on October 27.
The Dark Souls II beta is only running on PlayStation 3 at present.
Dark Souls II will be released in March 2014. For more information about the game, check out the latest episode of Ask GameSpot.