Dark Souls II American PS3 beta postponed

The Dark Souls II beta for PS3 was supposed to kick off for North and South America over the weekend… and that noise you hear is fans wailing and gnashing their teeth after the server was unable to handle the load, cancelling the gameplay opportunity.

It’s a known fact that fans of Dark Souls can get a little obsessive over their game of choice. It’s also a known fact that many are frothing at the mouth over the upcoming release of Dark Souls II. So the devastation is not an unexpected response.

What is pleasantly unexpected is Namco Bandai‘s response via twitter:

We thoroughly apologize for all of the confusion and issues.

Everybody who has downloaded the client will be invited into the next one (currently un-dated), with the help of a handy patch.

Everyone who was in this test will be allowed in for the next Dark Souls II PS3 Network Test. Your spot is secure.

At this stage there’s no real idea of just when this second test will take place – but there will be more information about the project “early this week”. Stay tuned.

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