Dark Souls Shield Design Contest; See Your Shield Featured In-Game

Namco Bandai have opened up a new Shield Design Contest for their upcoming Dark Souls RPG title. Fans can forge their own shield designs via Namco Bandai’s official Facebook page, with the lucky winner to have their shield featured in-game.

The contest is open to everyone beginning from June 27th until July 28th 2011 via www.facebook.com/darksouls

To enter, you’ll need to become a Facebook fan of the Official Dark Souls Facebook page and download the blank shield templates. There are three templates available so each person can craft up to three different designs.

When you’re all done molding your shield to perfection, you can submit your work to be critiqued and voted on. Voting opens July 20th and runs until the end date.

The best 30 designs of the crop (ten for each each shield template) will have their designs looked over by the Dark Souls development team at FromSoftware in Japan who will decide the final winners. Each of these shield designers will walk away with a copy of Dark Souls signed by the game director Hidetaka Miyazaki.

The best three designs (one design for each template) will be transformed in post-launch content for download. How cool would it be to go on a epic adventure carrying your very own shield?

On top of that, each of the top three will also receive a Limited Edition copy of Dark Souls signed by the game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and have their names in the game credits to be immortalized in Namco Bandai history.

For a chance at an opportunity of a lifetime, head on over to www.facebook.com/darksouls for the full terms and condition to etch your name into Dark Souls lore. Be admired and envied, and possibly featured in Wikipedia as well. 😀