Sign Up For The Dark Souls II Beta Now [Update]

By Ishaan . September 5, 2013 . 8:30am

As previously reported, Namco Bandai will be conducting a closed beta for Dark Souls II this fall on the PlayStation 3. This morning, the publisher announced further details regarding the beta program and how one can sign up for it.


The Dark Souls II beta will kick off on October 12th. A second round will then begin on October 27th. Players in North America, Europe and Australia will be able to access both rounds of the beta test. You can sign up for a registration ticket here.


Update: Our readers point out that the registration link appears only to be for Europe. We’ll update with a U.S. link once available.


Namco have promised “unrelenting difficulty” during the game’s beta test. The full version Dark Souls II will be available in March 2014 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.


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  • Jah-keem York

    Just a heads up, that’s the EU Link, I don’t think the closed beta registration is up for US PSN yet.

    • Yup just tried myself before reading your comment and my NA account cannot access this.

      • Michael Synodis

        That would have been nice to know. Maybe test the link next time?

    • MewkaKazami

      Yep worked form my UK and HR PSNs but not for my US one

  • The access to the beta code is displayed when I’m not signed in, but when I do, I get “the page you requested is not available.” :P

  • Chow

    *in Europe

    The North American one still hasn’t opened yet.

  • Waiting for the N.A. link, but this is awesome! =^_^=

  • Ardus

    I bought it but didnt download it and im trying to download it now and it wont let me.

  • hazelnut1112

    Not for US residents?
    Eu, that’s nasty.

  • Cameron Ward

    …..make it us now Namco Bandai…DO IT

  • Alestaos

    Thisis gonna be a stupid question but what is dark souls ? The picture reminds me of skyrim a bit with the medieval looking sword , so is it like a faster darker skyrim?

    • Ferrick

      it is in no way a skyrim

      and its an adventure game with better realistic movements and way HIGHER difficulty than games like skyrim

      edit: blah, i need to relearn grammar, anyways meant to say that its a combo of dungeon crawling, open world, with “realistic” attack mechanic

      • Alestaos

        Is it story driven or mission based? Like you go to a hub to get objectives to clear out the dungeons. Or is it you stumble across the dungeon after exploring the world

        • bloodiOS

          There’s no story, and no mission. Just one huge objective and a lot hints in items, optional conversations, and architecture here and there for you to piece together the bigger picture. In a sense, you do explore the world and stumble upon dungeons, but let’s just say that you’re actually just doing fetch question for someone’s else. It’s a game where you have to pay attention to understand what’s actually happening, otherwise, you’ll just be manipulated into doing something that you don’t even have clue what it is even about. It’s quite cruel game though, that even when you found out what’s exactly is going on in that world, you’re still forced to be swept along with it anyway.

        • Ferrick

          well it’s not exactly story driven per-se, its more or less an intuitive game where you figure out on where to go. But there will be no quest markers and such

          Bloodios is’ explanation is partly correct except for the “no story part”, it does have a story but its like a puzzle that you have to piece together yourself

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