The shield design contest that worked so well for the original Dark Souls is back, this time for the upcoming sequel, Dark Souls II.
Aspiring artists/blacksmiths can once again forge custom shield design art to possibly appear as a functioning piece of armor within the game. Through May 13th, Dark Souls fans can visit the Shield Design Facebook app and download the provided shield templates. Each person is allowed to submit three different shield designs, which will be uploaded to a voting gallery where the most popular heraldic masterpieces will be determined by fan vote ending on May 20th. (Please don’t vote for the inevitable barrage of penis shields!)
From there, the most popular shields will be sent off to FromSoftware for final judgment. A total of six shields will then be chosen by the developers to appear in the game, with the winning shield skin craftsmen to each receive a copy of Dark Souls II signed by the developers and the immortality of appearing in the game’s credits scroll. Find out who wins at San Diego Comic Con from July 18th through the 21st.
Dark Souls II will be out later this year for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.