– 6 original shields designed by the Dark Souls community have been selected by FROMSOFTWARE to appear in Dark Souls II –
Leading video game developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. announced today that the anticipated Dark Souls II will include content inspired by the Dark Souls community.
As a conclusion to the ¡®Shield Design Contest¡¯ held in May 2013 on facebook.com/Darksouls, renowned developer FROMSOFTWARE selected 6 original designs of shield created by the Dark Souls community in order to integrate them in the game. This extra content has been adapted from the original designs to blend in the Dark Souls II aesthetic and become part of Drangleic, the mysterious fallen kingdom where the game¡¯s story unfolds.
NAMCO BANDAI Games and FROMSOFTWARE would like to thank the talented creators of the selected designs: Denis “DasHurz” Bachmaier, Charles Collier, Illim, Gabriel Verdon and Alexandre Etiennes Jonathan Du Cass¨¦. They will be credited in the game and will receive a copy of Dark Souls II Collector¡¯s Edition for their amazing contribution.
As an extra reward, NAMCO BANDAI Games is proud to announce each of them will receive a real shield based on their design, created by the blacksmiths of Arm¨¦dia, a company specialized in the creation of medieval weapons and accessories.
In addition to the shields revealed today, two other sets of shields will unveil on January 28th and January 31st.
Dark Souls II will launch in Europe and Australasia on March 14, 2014 on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft with the PC edition to follow shortly in 2014. To learn more about Dark Souls II and pre-order the game, please visit http://www.DarkSoulsII.com.To stay up-to-date with DARK SOULS II, please visit the DARK SOULS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DarkSouls.