The vote is still out for how Dark Souls II is going to work under a new Director with a desire to expand the audience. Those worried might want to jump aboard for free and give the game a test run before deciding on a purchase, and FromSoftware has just the answer.
Publisher Namco Bandai has announced a closed beta test that will begin in Oct. for fans who want a hand in helping the game’s development as well as playing early. Information on how to register can be found on the Dark Souls Facebook Page from September 5th, so keep and eye out there if interested.
And there is no better way to test a Dark Souls game than getting thrown in the fire right away. The closed beta test will take place in only a small region of the world, but Namco Bandai claims that it is one of the “most treacherous areas” in Dark Souls II.
“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 difficultly that only the developers at FromSoftware can deliver.”
I am watching the Facebook page like a hawk, so hopefully I will see you there. I just ran through the game’s first world, Undead Burg, to help a newbie friend get acquainted with the tasks ahead of him, and my blood began to boil with excitement. I wanted to throw together a new hero and get at it again, but maybe Dark Souls II is the answer to my latest desire. We’ll see how it works out.
Dark Souls II is launching in March 2014 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Namco Bandai Games To Invite Hardcore Gamers To Take-on Dark Souls II Beta This Fall
Namco Bandai Games is excited to confirm a special Closed-Beta-Test for Dark Souls II, scheduled to begin on October 5, 2013 for players in North America and Europe on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system via the PlayStation Network. Anxious fans will want to pay close attention to the Dark Souls Facebook page beginning September 5th for continual Dark Souls II news and updates regarding the registration process and details pertaining to the Dark Souls II Closed-Beta.
The depth of the Dark Souls II Closed-Beta experience will truly test players’ skill, intestinal fortitude, and their sheer will to survive. The Dark Souls II Closed-Beta will delve into one of the most treacherous areas of the Dark Souls II 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 difficultly that only the developers at FromSoftware can deliver.
Dark Souls II will be launching in the Americas in March 2014 on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PCs.