Namco Bandai announced it would launch a closed PlayStation 3 beta for Dark Souls II on October 5. Gamers can begin signing up on September 5 when the official beta opening is announced on the company’s Facebook page.

The beta will not open the entire Dark Souls world but will feature a part. "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."

So if you're like us and can't get enough of its crazy-addictiveness and the tear-inducing difficulty of the first Dark Souls, then get set to get your hands on new characters and monsters unavoidable epic deaths of the newest release.

Check out the newly released Director Interview above. Dark Souls II is set to drop in North America in March for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

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