July 7th, 2017

Try plunging attack: Dark Souls 2 pumpkin carving competition begins

dark souls 2 pumpkins

If you fancy yourself a dab hand at both Dark Souls and pumpkin carving, this one’s for you: Namco Bandai has opened up a competition for the carving of Dark Souls 2-themed pumpkins. Which is understandable, as being effective at Dark Souls and being good at carving pumpkins both require a dab hand with weapons, timing, and pyromancy.

Here’s how you enter: carve a pumpkin with some sort of Dark Souls 2-themed image. Take a photo of it. Tweet that photo at @NamcoBandaiUK with the hashtag #DarkSoulsPumpkin. Potentially win prizes. Imminent loot. Praise the sun.

The winning entry gets a copy of the Dark Souls 2: Into the Light comic, a PlayStation 3 (boo hiss), and has their picture featured as the @NamcoBandaiUK profile picture for both Halloween and the weekend. I have a couple of rather good ideas for this, but I probably won’t enter, both because I’m tremendously lazy and because – like Dark Souls – pumpkin carving is a lot harder than it first appears. Or, uh, to give you all a chance! Yes, that’s it. That’s the reason.

You can have a look at a couple of potential entries carved by Namco Bandai employees – specifically, Lee Kirton and Jonathan Lopera – above.

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    Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.