One of the biggest things that the Darkstalkers series is known for is its creative character designs. Now, Capcom is challenging fans of the series to see if they can come up with designs that match the creativity of the originals with their “Embrace the Dark” character design contest for Darkstalkers Resurrection. At stake is some pretty cool Darkstalkers swag as well as the chance to have your creation drawn by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, the artist who lent his skills to the new artwork for Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition and the upcoming Resurrection bundle.
The prize structure reads as follows:
1st Place: A custom made drawing of your character by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, the artist for Darkstalkers Resurrection, along with one copy of the UDON Darkstalkers Tribute art book and one copy of Pop Culture Shock’s Lord Raptor statue.
2nd-3rd Place: One copy of Pop Culture Shock’s Lord Raptor statue
4th-8th Place: One copy of the Darkstalkers Tribute art book by UDON.
To join, fans can simply hop to this page and fill out the form with the name, monster type, physical description, fighting style, and any additional info for their character. Fans are encouraged to add as many additional details as possible, including their own artwork. Collaborations with other fans are allowed and entries from the unofficial contest held previously by Capcom-Unity moderator Esipiownage are still eligible.
The contest runs up until January 20, 2013 and is open to residents of the United States, Canada, and the European Union only, so get in there as soon as possible and show off your creativity.