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Yes It Is True, You Can Design Your Own Shield In Dark Souls II

Will it keep you alive? Doubtful!
Author: Aram Lecis
Published: April 15, 2013
As time goes by and we reflect back on gaming years past, certain memories float to the top. With each passing month of new game releases, we find ourselves waxing poetic on games of the past. No game resonates with us quite as much as Dark Souls, one of the more immersive and well-crafted worlds we've ever experienced, wrapped around a deep and satisfying combat experience.

So OF COURSE we are all salivating thinking about the upcoming Dark Souls II from FROM Software and Namco Bandai Games. Set to launch later this year, we haven't gotten a whole lot of details yet other than a brief gameplay video that looked an awful lot like the original game. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Today brought some news though. Not about the game proper, but instead news that the "design a shield" contest has been resurrected for the sequel. Everyone is free to come up with their best design and submit it, whereupon it will be added to the list to be voted on by fans of the game and other internet denizens who like to vote on stuff. The designs that collect the most fan votes will face a final round of judging by FROM Software, and six lucky winners will be announced at Comic Con in San Diego later this year.

It's not hard at all to submit a design:

? Become a fan on the official DARK SOULS II Facebook page
? 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 14, 2013

Simple, right? We expect every one of you to vote for our TPS-logo emblazoned shield. We will of course reciprocate. We promise.