Dark Souls II – Competition & Screenshots


We all love a good competition and today Namco Bandai Games Europe announced that a DARK SOULS™ II shield design contest began today on the game’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/darksouls.

Channel your inner medieval craftsman and create the best shield design; showing off your skills as a warrior artist. Then, submit your works of art, and watch the votes tally up from every corner of the globe from fellow Dark Souls II fans.

The submission and voting period for shield designs will begin on April 15thand run through May 13th. Beginning May 14th no further submissions will be taken and the contest enters into a “voting only” phase until May 20th. On May 20th the shield designs that receive the most fan votes will be submitted for a final round of judging by the Dark Souls II development team at FromSoftware in Japan. The FromSoftware development team will select the final six winning shield designs to be included within the final Dark Souls II game. The winners will be announced at San Diego Comic Con taking place from July 18th through the 21st.

(Oh and by the way – I will be at Comic Con (again) this year so will see the announcement live. I’ll be sure to keep you updated!)


The six lucky winners will be able to engage in battle with their friends online while proudly bearing the shield of their own design. Other players will also be able to carry the shields designed by their compatriots into battle.

How to enter the Dark Souls II Shield Design Contest:

●      Become a fan on the official Dark Souls II Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/darksouls
●      Check out the Shield Design Facebook application
●      Download the blank shield template
●      Create up to three original masterpieces of heraldic design
●      Submit your finished designs via Facebook before May 20, 2013

If you need some help designing your shield, check out some of the new screenshots also released today below.

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