53 minutes of Dark Souls II beta footage
posted on 09.30.13 at 01:12 PM EST by (@salromano)
English network beta test kicks off next Saturday.

Nearly an hour’s worth of footage from the Japanese Dark Souls II network test has made its way online.

The action RPG sequel is due out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on March 11, Japan on March 13, and Europe on March 14. A PC release is planned for the same window.

A PlayStation 3 beta test is scheduled to begin on October 12 in western territories.

Watch the footage below.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

  • arkadot

    It’s on PC too.

  • GhostNomad

    I would love to be a part of this beta, but my daily schedule really doesn’t agree with the way they’re testing it >.>

  • Invisbin

    How exactly will we get into the beta? Codes received through message?

    • GhostNomad

      According to what I read, as long as you have a PSN account and a save file for Dark Souls, you’re eligible to randomly get a code. There’ll be only 5000 slots and it’s first come first serve. Also, this beta only lasts for an hour. Basically if you want to participate, you have to have your PS3 on the entire day and watch your inbox like a hawk so that you can redeem the code as soon as you get it.

      • Invisbin

        Well….that’s…..interesting. Thanks lol

      • Blizzaja

        I like that I can get a code if I have a save file on Dark Souls. What I don’t like is that the beta only lasts for one hour!

        • GhostNomad

          I don’t like their weird and awkward method. I mean, I get that they’re planning on testing something in particular and that’s why they’re doing it the way they chose but… At least announce when the codes will be sent out so people don’t just have to sit there the whole day waiting for a code which may or may not have expired by the time they redeem it.

          • Blizzaja

            That sucks too then.

  • vertical09

    Wow, that is some SLOW healing XD
    Game looks great. I hope I can get into that beta…

    • Blizzaja

      If healing is going to be that slow then it’ll be a problem for bosses and enemies that attack fast.

  • Anthony Cornwell

    looks oh so amazing

  • Jay

    I like that each Souls game looks so different… This one looks more like Demon’s Souls, so that’s a good sign.

  • Anthony Cornwell

    the spells look like they might be improved. i might go with a mage build this time

  • Blizzaja

    Prepare To Die…Again!

  • Blizzaja

    Hello, I was watching one of the videos while thinking of the original Dark Souls and it’s covenants. I think that the symbol that replaced the humanity counter could be the symbol for the covenant that you are currently in, and it’s there to tell you what covenant your in.

    I am not entirely sure about this and I don’t have any evidence but it’s just a thought that occurred to me, it could also be about the weather and time in the game but i’m not sure.

  • GhostNomad

    For anyone still interested, the Beta codes will be sent out at 1100 Pacific today, which is just under two hours from now. I’ll also post this in the Open Forum since people might not be willing to scroll back so many pages to this article :D

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/10/08/dark-souls-ii-beta-codes-will-be-distributed-at-11-am-pacific-today–.aspx?utm_content=buffer95fa1&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer