The team over at Namco Bandai games America have just confirmed a special Closed-Beta-Test for Dark Souls II. The invitation goes out to any and all hardcore Dark Souls fans who think they have what it takes to go head-to-head with the open-beta for the game’s sequel. “Only the strong need apply for one of the most challenging beta experiences ever offered on the Sony PlayStation 3 system” is what Namco Bandai have said and considering what I’ve heard about this game…I’d say they’re 100% on the ball with that statement. It’s an incredible opportunity to be able to play the Beta of a new game but I’ve seen none like this before, an open challenge? Wow! This Closed-Beta experience is said to test players in every aspect of their gaming experience, from their skill to their “intestinal fortitude” to their sheer will to survive.
Don’t be too scared though because, difficult as the game is, players will be getting the chance to delve deep into a new world of Dark Souls, they’ll come across new monsters and lots of different obstacles to overcome. FromSoftware will literally be throwing you into the deep darkness of the new Dark Souls environment boasting that it is “one of the most treacherous areas of the Dark Souls II world” so all you fans can look forward to that! This is all scheduled to begin on the 5th of October this year for players in North American and Europe. It will be held on the PlayStation Network through your PlayStation 3. Now I’m sure all you die-hard fans have ants in your pants after reading this news and can’t wait to juggernaut your way through this open-beta (good luck!) so I suggest you head over to the Official Dark Souls Facebook page where, starting on the 5th of September, the development team and Namco Bandai will be posting continuous news pieces and updates regarding the registration process and details on the beta. It’s time to start sharpening your weapons, putting on your armour and level grinding like you’ve never done before because the Dark Souls II Beta is soon to hit your screen and I guarantee that you’ll want to be ready to hit back!