Gameplay footage for the beta version of Dark Souls 2 has found its way online, offering an in-depth look at how the game works.
The video below, plucked via Kotaku, offers almost 20 minutes of multiplayer co-op gameplay via the Japanese beta.
From Software recently confirmed a limited 'Black Armour' pre-order edition and a collector's edition of the game.
The pre-order exclusive Black Armour edition will feature the game in a steelbook case and the official soundtrack. The collector's edition package offers the steelbook case, a 12-inch statue of the Warrior Knight character, a fabric map, a hardbound art book, and the official Dark Souls 2 soundtrack.
Publisher Namco Bandai has said it will host a Dark Souls 2 closed beta on PS3, starting October 12 'worldwide'. You can get more details on the beta scheduling and participation on the official site.
In a recent hands-on session with Dark Souls 2, CVG confirmed that the game retains a strict difficulty level, describing it as "beautiful and brutal".