Forge your own original shield design and secure your legend from beyond the grave in DARK SOULS II

April 15, 2013

Popular shield design contest returns offering players another chance of Immortality in Dark Souls II


NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe announce announces that a DARK SOULS™ II shield design contest will begin today on the game’s official Facebook page at


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 15th and 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.


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 at
  • 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


Sign up today for this unique opportunity and carve your name indelibly in Dark Souls II.


Dark Souls II will be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PCs. For more information on Dark Souls II, please visit or


To read the full contest rules and or enter the competition, go to No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. The Dark Souls II Shield design contest officially begins on April 15, 2013. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to enter. The Dark Souls II Shield Design Contest is sponsored by Namco Bandai Games Europe and NAMCO BANDAI GAMES Inc., the contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administrated by, or associated with Facebook. Void where prohibited.