Lovers of punishment can rejoice, now that the details of the Dark Souls 2 Closed Beta have been announced. They can now register to die before the rest of the general gaming public!

The details were announced on the official Dark Souls Facebook page earlier this morning. Interested fans can go to this website to download a registration ticket for their PlayStation Network account and PlayStation 3.

Chosen players can look forward to the first round of the Beta on Oct. 12 and for the second round on Oct. 27. The Facebook page promises "overwhelming enemy encounters, diabolical hazards, and the unrelenting challenge that only FROMSOFTWARE can deliver."

Click the links above to find out more details about the Beta and register for your chance to get in on the action. Dark Souls 2 will be released in March 2014 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.