Namco Bandai and Sony have started taking Dark Souls 2 beta registrations. PS3 owners interested in getting an early taste of FromSoftware’s sequel can now download a beta registration ticket from the PlayStation Store.
Testing has been pushed back a week from the originally planned October 5 launch date. Namco says the first beta round for North America and Europe/Australasia will now kick off on October 12, while the second round will commence on October 27.
According to the official beta announcement: "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 difficulty that only the developers at FromSoftware can deliver.
Dark Souls 2 is set for release on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in March 2014.