Dark Souls fans in Europe can prepare to die a little sooner than anticipated, as a free beta version of Dark Souls 2
will be available for PlayStation Plus subscribers this Sunday.
Publisher Namco Bandai plans to host a server stress test
for Dark Souls 2
on October 27, between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM GMT. Sony recommends players download the beta client beforehand, as the beta will not be playable outside of the three-hour period on Sunday.
PlayStation Vita owners are eligible for another beta test taking place this week, as a pre-release version of Q Entertainment's monster-collecting RPG Destiny of Spirits
will be available from October 24 through November 1 for PlayStation Plus members.
The beta version of Destiny of Spirits
will be open to players worldwide
. A North American beta test for Dark Souls 2
has not been announced.