Dark Souls II
Dark Souls II Shield Design Contest Winners Revealed in New Screens
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Namco Bandai has revealed a pair of unique shields you'll be able to use in Dark Souls II, with in-game images showing the winners of the Shield Design Contest. The winning shields that'll appear in Dark Souls II are the 'Great Shield of The Raven Goddess' and the 'Guardian Shield'.

Each shield has been adapted by FromSoftware, and will appear in Dark Souls II under different names, so you'll be able to wield each as the 'Rebel's Greatshield' and 'Wicked Eye Shield' respectively. You can take a look at both shield designs below.

If nothing else, it's an excuse to check out some more Dark Souls II screenshots, all six of which can be viewed below. And as certain styles of Dark Souls players will know, shields can be pretty damn important. Dark Souls II is out on March 11th, 2014 in North America and March 14th, 2014 in Europe for Xbox 360 and PS3.

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Comment #1 by Nusentinsaino
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 08:07:24 PM
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I like the hand print

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Comment #2 by Mr Blonde 324
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 08:21:56 PM
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yeah the hand one is cool but could the raven by anymore plain?

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Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 08:23:00 PM
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YES! The new ghost achievements are up on TA

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Comment #4 by TheGreatKoala
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 08:33:00 PM
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I disagree, i think the hand one looks plain

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Comment #5 by nipperh2o
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 08:56:25 PM
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rats are back baby!!! :)

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Comment #6 by Dirty130
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 08:57:24 PM
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Agree with 4. I like the Raven Goddess one. This game's going to break me all over again..

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Comment #7 by Bane TDKR
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 09:55:11 PM
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Congrats to Gabriel Verdon, I guess.

Does that mean he gets two of the grand prizes?

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Comment #8 by osakamitsu
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 10:03:41 PM
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Wish my shield would have made it! It made it to the developer submission though!

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Comment #9 by Vund
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 10:46:19 PM
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Those are some awesome shields. What a great idea for a contest!

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Comment #10 by Xenolith666
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 11:13:09 PM
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They're pretty cool.. but they couldn't have added a curved edge to it at all?

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Comment #11 by Green Man
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 11:35:52 PM
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Love the lore they attached to them. I preferred the shield that had all the scratch marks for kills. Too bad it didn't win.

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Comment #12 by cheevo360
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 11:49:03 PM
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This game going be another super challenge into series. Shields look nice. I like Eagle shield designs. Nice one. :P

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Comment #13 by xV Gypsy Vx
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 12:30:19 AM
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The "hand" shield is soooo illuminati.

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Comment #14 by gravelandx88
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 02:07:52 AM
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I like them both.

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Comment #15 by daviduk2000
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 05:06:03 AM
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I dislike them both. Main reason they're both really plain and boring. Secondly I hate hate hate that type of shield . The plain ugly rectangle just awful to me

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Comment #16 by Skode
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 09:31:21 AM
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What about the other winners?

Each continent was getting the chance to have a custom design of theirs made into the game with each of the three main continents getting a different type of shield to design for. I think europe was the small circular shields

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Comment #17 by RussDaTacoNinja
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 10:13:42 AM
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The Rebel is nice but I don't care much for the Wicked Eye Shield to me it lacks details/plain imo. Was hoping for a Crest-like shield not much into these Big/Weighty Great Shields. But on the other hand I wonder how many entries there was. Guy must be happy as hell that both his designs won. This wait is going to kill me before the game does.

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Comment #18 by LokTechCEO
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 11:00:04 AM
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Good on them. If more developers listened to fan feedback and tweaked things before rushing their game onto the market, there would be a lot more great games out there.

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Comment #19 by RDWatson16
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 04:59:16 PM
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nice shields however i don't use shields so i will never be wanting one

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Comment #20 by UnderQuarantine
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 06:48:05 PM
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@19, did you play dark souls 1 without a shield? I'm impressed normally i go in like a mad man but in DS it was a third limb!

looking forward to seeing them in game, but they do seem a bitt boxy...

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Comment #21 by flechetteXXX
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 07:59:03 PM
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I'm honestly not a fan of either

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Comment #23 by Tomtam
Saturday, January 25, 2014 @ 11:34:09 PM
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@22 are you even trying anymore? Or are you trying to be urban and cool so you spell lyk sum gangsta, bruh?

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Comment #24 by UberPirateNinja
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 10:32:19 AM
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Why'd they have to change the names of the shields?

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Comment #25 by Baki54
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 04:24:47 PM
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It would be cool, if we could have customizable templates for the weapons.The submissions so far are really good, but adding your own touch would make it even sweeter.

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Comment #26 by pnutosan
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 05:57:51 PM
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They're both pretty good... although to me the second kinda looks like the player is running around holding a painting in a frame rather than a shield.

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Comment #28 by dementedlullaby
Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 10:53:30 PM
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Fifth pic is a broken link so I can't read the lore =(.

I like that they took time to make lore for them and not just toss them in though.

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Comment #29 by Bane TDKR
Monday, January 27, 2014 @ 03:12:17 AM
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They have to change the shield names so that they fit the lore they give them.

We already have a raven goddess (Velka) and they might not want that to be her shield or symbol. I believe she actually uses crows, but it'd still cause confusion.

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Comment #30 by STONE DEVIL
Monday, January 27, 2014 @ 05:23:20 PM
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Both are mediocre at best.

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US March 11, 2014
Europe March 14, 2014
Japan March 13, 2014

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