Namco Bandai is giving lucky Dark Souls fans-in-waiting the chance to design a shield for inclusion in the finished game.
Hosted on the game’s Facebook page, the competition will apparently kick off later today and run through July 28.
Namco Bandai will supply three different shield templates, and you’ll have until July 13 to submit your designs.
After a period of voting by the community which runs through July 20, the top ten in each template will be sent to members of From Software, who will select three winners.
The winning designs will appear in-game when Dark Souls releases on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in early October.
All those who make the shortlists will receive a copy of Dark Souls signed by director Hidetaka Miyazaki, while those who actually win will have their names featured in the game’s credits, “ensuring immortality no matter how many times they die while playing”. Heh.
Kick things off by liking the game’s Facebook page at the link above, then sharpen your crayons and get colouring, kids.