Namco Bandai Games America has today announced that there will be a special closed beta test for Dark Souls II scheduled to begin on October 5, 2013 for gamers in North America and Europe.
If you are interested, keep one eye on the Dark Souls Facebook page from September 5 for details on how to register.
To whet gamers’ appetites the press release has this to say about the beta-test
"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 America in March 2014 on the PlayStation 3.