Dark Souls II Could Have An American Eagle Shield Or A Bloody Handprint Shield

By Spencer . May 29, 2013 . 12:15am

Namco Bandai held a Dark Souls II art contest where six fan made shields will be added to the game. After sifting through the entries, these are the top 30 shields from each region. There are some awesome designs like the circle of gauntlets from Europe, the skull shield from Asia, and the hilarious American Eagle shield from North America. That saluting eagle is so out of place.


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The top two shields in each region will be in Dark Souls II. You can vote for your favorites here.

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  • JustThisOne

    Whoo hoo! You can do it, Facebird Shield!

  • Isaac Newton

    I’m pick the asian shields

  • Arcm

    That Saluting Eagle shield is so out of place I hope it makes it lol.

    • Testsubject909

      Amusingly, that Saluting Eagle would actually work very well with an inside joke between me and my friends that was borne of an amusing moment in our tabletop gaming sessions.

  • grevlinghore

    Can`t wait to see more DSII at E3… Dark Souls is too amazing for words.

  • Hedge

    That eagle shield looks so atrocious, it’s almost funny.

  • mecer

    That Lobster Shield would be the cutest thing in the whole game.

  • Akuosa

    Europe got the most boring and hard to work with shield shape, or is it just me? Ouch.

    • Armane

      Even so the quality of the European selection is pretty poor in comparison. My artist friend is currently kicking himself for not entering something.

  • ChiffonCake

    Haha, it’d be amazing if the AMERICA one actually got into the game.

    Some really nice designs here, anyway. I’m particularily fond of the one to the right of AMERICA and row 2, column 3 in the second pic for Asia.

  • The Asian shields look the best.

  • ….is number 3 for Europe an Evil Dead/Necronomicon design?

    Also fcwk yeah AMURICA (shield) !!

  • Solomon_Kano

    The first Asian one (Lannister? lol), the European one with the Templar-looking cloth draped over it, the American one with the pig’s head, the American one with the faces, and the American one with the chains all look sick.

    I kinda want that AMERICA one to get in so I can play the whole game with Guile’s Theme blasting lol.

  • Caleb

    People are saying Asian shields are the best, but I really think they’re second to the American shields. There is just more quality looking shields.

    • Testsubject909

      Well if people enjoy the mobility, weight, motif and still efficient protection with less of a compromise to your movement with the Asian shields.

      That’s alright.

      I like Tower Shields myself, but a Kite Shield is very, very useful.

  • Testsubject909

    Let me get back to you on that once I come back from work.

    I don’t want to rush on this and some of the designs are quite eye catching.

  • Demeanor

    Wow, fantastic! Especially the NA greatshields! Their creepiness really goes well with the series!

  • All three regions have a great selection. I’ll be using the North American shields due to the shape, though.

  • Kelohmello

    Wow. I never expected this level of quality out of any of these countries. They’re all really, really impressive.

  • ShootThatWay

    Aww, no heater shields? But that’s okay. I think I’ll go with the kite shields. But that Saluting Eagle, if it actually wins, I’ll definitely go for that. xD

  • Strongarm Thunderbeard

    Fingers crossed for the lobster.

  • brian


  • Testsubject909


    Voting’s closed… Ah… Oh well. You guys had better have voted for some freaking good shields or I’m gonna…

    Probably shrug it off.

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