It’s time to step up and show the world the what you’ve got when it comes to heraldic flair, as NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe announce the  Dark Souls TM  shield design contest, open to everyone from June 27 rd to July 28 th 2011 on the game’s official Facebook page at www . facebook . com darksouls.

Taking part couldn’t be easier. Give it your medieval best to create up to three original shield designs using any of the three blank templates provided. Next, submit your heraldic works of art, then sit back and watch the votes stack up as fans in every corner of the globe admire your handiwork and choose their favourites. The final winners will be hand-picked by the  Dark Souls development team at FromSoftware in Japan.

The three winning designs, one for each shield template, will be made available as  Dark Souls post-launch content, meaning three lucky winners will be able to stride into battle with their friends online proudly bearing the shield they designed, while every player will be able to carry the shields designed by their compatriots into battle.

How to enter:

?      Become a fan on the official  Dark Souls  Facebook page at  www . facebook . com darksouls

?      Download the blank shield templates

?      Create up to three original masterpieces of heraldic design

?      Submit your finished designs via Facebook on or before July 13 th 2011

Fans will be able to vote for their favourites on Facebook throughout the competition, with voting open until July 20 th to allow last minute entries time to gather votes.

The top ten designs for each of the three shield templates as voted for by you will then go to FromSoftware for the final decision, with the winning designs being announced via Facebook on 28 th July 2011.

Each of the ten winners will receive a copy of  Dark Souls  signed by game director Hidetaka Miyazaki. The final 3 winners will see their designs brought to life for all time in the  Dark Souls  universe, and will receive a signed copy of the limited edition game plus their names in the game credits, ensuring immortality no matter how many times they die while playing.

Sign up today for this unique opportunity to carve your name indelibly in  Dark Souls  lore and earn the envy and respect of legions of fans around the world.  To read the full rules and enter the competition, go to  www . facebook . com darksouls.

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