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– 6 original shields designed by the Dark Souls community have been selected by FROMSOFTWARE to appear in Dark Souls II – 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 28th January 2014 – 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, renowned developer FROMSOFTWARE selected 6 original designs of shield created by the Dark Souls community in order to integrate them 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 Cassé. 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 blackmsiths of Armédia, 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 Australia and New Zealand on March 13, 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 stay up-to-date with DARK SOULS II, please visit the DARK SOULS Facebook page at

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™.  More information about the company and its products can be found at or 

About Armédia

Armédia is a leading family-owned company specialized in medieval re-enactement since 1985. The company manages creation and production of performances in collaboration with a team of professionals.

As metal workers from Father to son for 4 generations, Armédia manufactures weapons, armors, canons, war machines, costumes and accessories for individuals and professionals. More information about Armédia is available at (French only)

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