Publisher Namco Bandai has today confirmed a March 14, 2014 release date for their hardcore RPG Dark Souls 2, though this date currently only applies to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 launch with a PC release to come sometime after the console launch.
Dark Souls II will feature a new hero, a new storyline, and an unfamiliar world for players to survive in, while delivering the uncompromising challenge and ultimate sense of empowerment that players hunger for. Epic battles with gruesome enemies and blood-thirsty bosses await adventurers as they traverse and conquer a devastated world filled with death and despair. Players will also discover a revamped server based multiplayer experience that will put a distinct Dark Souls II twist on the concept of playing and sharing with others. For those with enough tenacity and sheer force of will, great rewards await.
For those who can't wait until March 14th next year, Namco Bandai is also looking for closed beta testers to participate in two October test phases. To gain access to the closed beta, head over to the PlayStation Network website
or find the application available directly on the PlayStation 3 Network.