Design A Shield For Dark Souls, Get Your Name In The Credits

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Care to design your own shield for Dark Souls? Now you can, since Namco Bandai are hosting a contest asking for shield submissions from fans. Three winning designs will then be added to the game as post-launch content sometime down the line.


If you want to participate, you first have to become a fan of the game’s Facebook page. Once you’ve done that, you can download the blank shield templates that you’ll need to use as a base for your design. The deadline for submitting entries is July 13th, and you can submit up to three different designs.


People will be able to vote on their favourite shield designs until July 20th. The top ten designs for each of the three shield templates will then go to From Software, who will pick the winners. These will be announced on July 28th.


Each of the ten finalists will receive a free copy of Dark Souls signed by director, Hidetaka Miyazaki. The three winners will receive an autographed copy of the limited edition of Dark Souls, and their names will be included in the game’s credits.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.