PS3 Dark Souls II beta sign-ups have opened

Sony has announced on the EU PlayStation Blog that Dark Souls 2 beta registration is now open on PSN.

Namco Bandai has confirmed the beta for North America, Europe and Australasia will begin on October 12th, following which a second round will begin on 27th October.

Dark Souls 2 is currently in development at From Software, and the game is scheduled to to release for PlayStation 3 in March 2014.