Dark Souls 2 closed beta test scheduled for October on PS3

Wednesday, 21st August 2013 18:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Dark Souls 2 will be getting a closed beta test on October 5 for players in North America and Europe on PS3.

Those who want to try their hand at the tester should keep an eye on the game’s Facebook page starting September 5.

The closed beta will “delve into one of the most treacherous areas” of the game, and will allow players toexperience “overwhelming enemy encounters, diabolical challenges, and the unrelenting difficulty that only the developers at FromSoftware can deliver.”

Dark Souls 2 is coming to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2014.



  1. polygem

    a dark souls wiiu version would have been so awesome. with the inventory management on the gamepad.
    why oh why…

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Lengendaryboss

    Many excuses, pick one and please understand.

    Technically its possible.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Dragon246

    Dark Souls Dreamcast would have been very tempting.
    Please understand that technically its possible.


    #3 1 year ago
  4. Hcw87

    Because the majority of Nintendo’s current fanbase don’t care much for these kinds of games i would guess.

    Also, WiiU users don’t really strike me as serious hardcore gamers.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. absolutezero

    No PC beta when its the platform that needs it the most.

    oh dear. I hope dsfix 2.0 is gearing up.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. polygem

    “nintendo fanbase” doesn’t care much about the cod’s of this world but this one, sure….miiverse is packed with passionate, mature gamers.

    anyway. i will play it elsewhere, jeeez, was just trying to make a positive comment.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    If the support was there a Wii U version would also be there.

    All publishers see Nintendo systems as pointless, poor N-Space can’t find anyone.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. monkeygourmet


    The problem is, a lot of games (especially this one) would be great using the Wii U pad.

    If you make devs have to think too much or deviate from simple ‘ports’, it’s a hard sell indeed.

    Dark Souls 2 Wii U could have:

    Off Screen Play
    Inventory Management
    See through the other players eyes when they invade (using the pad)
    Fire long range weapons using the pad (worked ace for sniping in Zombie U)
    Write messages easier (maybe even draw pictures)
    Design emblems or armour sets using design tools
    Cast spells using the touchscreen
    2 player mode, one on tablet, the other using pro controller
    Miiverse integration

    Those are just off the top of my head, but many devs unfortunately won’t bother because of attach rates. Such a shame really. Has huge potential for innovation, I hope lots of Indies rip it open and show up some of the lazier devs.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Lengendaryboss

    Like i said before technically its possible, and theres loads of potential like you listed (Just Saying this now).
    But its come down to one thing in the end: Money, it doesn’t mean Devs are lazy just means its not worth their while. The install base doesn’t matter look at the poor N-Space story.

    If the demand was there a Wii U version would happen.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. monkeygourmet


    Chicken and the egg and all that.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. polygem

    shame that wiiu struggles though. shame. great system.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Ashmael

    @5 PC doesn`t need a beta everybody knows that when any “PC Gamer” starts to get some problem to defeat x boss or are invaded they just activate some cheat of choice.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Blackened Halo

    Why beta for ps3 when pc platform needs beta testing the most? Weird

    #13 1 year ago
  14. redwood

    @13 cause ps3 is the least pirated console of all of their targeted consoles.

    #14 1 year ago

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