I have two Dark Souls related things for you tonight. The first is a glimpse at the game’s Limited Edition, which as you can see below, includes an art book, snazzy case, behind the scenes featurettes, and a guide book. That last one might prove the most useful knowing how difficult the game is going to be (even more so than the very unforgiving Demon’s Souls). The second thing I have is a chance to get your name in the game’s credits.
To manage this you’ll have to show off your artistic capabilities and design up to three shields using the templates they provide on their Facebook contest page. While you’re there you should become a fan of the Dark Souls Facebook page and if you can get all this done by July 13th you’ll have a chance at getting immortalized in the credits. The three best designs from each shield template will be available as Dark Souls post-launch content, and just so you’re crystal clear in what it takes to win this, here are the rules in easy to read bullet form:
● Become a fan on the official Dark Souls Facebook page
● Download the blank shield templates
● Create up to three original masterpieces of heraldic design
● Submit your finished designs via Facebook on or before July 13th 2011
You’ll also be able to vote for the best design up until July 20th with the winners being revealed on the 28th. But is the opportunity to get your name in the credits all you get? Nope.
The designers of the top ten shields will get a copy of the game signed by Dark Souls game director Hidetaka Miyazaki.
If you’re looking for some motivation to get in on this steamy, shield designing action, remember this: if you do get your name in the credits it’s a guaranteed way into my pants. Seriously, it’s like an infinitely renewable sex coupon from yours truly.