Dark Souls II Beta Coming To PS3 This Fall

Namco Bandai has just announced that a closed-beta for Dark Souls II will be available for select PlayStation 3 gamers starting October 5th.

Those interested in FromSoftware's upcoming punishingly difficult action game will want to keep a close eye on the title's official facebook page to stay up to date on how to register for the beta.

Those who are lucky enough to get in on the fun will get to "delve into one of the most treacherous areas of the Dark Souls II world" with the "opportunity to explore an entirely new area of the game" and "also experience overwhelming enemy encounters, diabolical challenges, and the unrelenting difficultly that only the developers at FromSoftware can deliver."

Dark Souls II will launch on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC this coming March.