Ready to Die? Dark Souls 2 PS3 Beta Registration Opens

One of my favorite stories to come out of this year’s E3: of the thousands of people to attempt it, only one man, reportedly from the Netherlands, was able to defeat the Mirror Knight boss and successfully complete the Dark Souls 2 demo. One. That simple tale should serve as proof that FromSoftware isn’t messing around with its tried and true formula of controller-chucking difficulty, and now you’ve got the chance to become among the first to see just how tough it is. Registration for the Dark Souls 2 beta on the PlayStation 3 is now open and set to begin in October.

Via the official Dark Souls Facebook page, FromSoftware announced that the Dark Souls 2 beta in North America, Europe, and Australia will take place in two rounds. The first will kick off on October 12 followed by the second just before Halloween on October 27. No details were provided on what the beta will include other than this statement: “For the first time join the dark journey with this beta and experience overwhelming enemy encounters, diabolical hazards, and the unrelenting challenge that only FromSoftware can deliver.”

Want to register? Head on over to the Dark Souls 2 Closed Beta Registration page and download a registration ticket. FromSoftware did not say when it will inform the lucky winners or just how big this closed beta will be.

This particular closed beta is for the PlayStation 3 only. I’ve reached out to FromSoftware and Namco Bandai to find out if betas are planned for the Xbox 360 and PC versions of Dark Souls 2 and will update this post with any response.

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