Vampires Beware: Buffy The Vampire Slayer High-Kicking Her Way Onto NDS For The First Time

July 11, 2008


505 Games today announced a deal
with Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising to unleash an official new
game based on the world-famous Buffy the Vampire Slayer franchise, exclusively
for the Nintendo DS.

Currently under development by
Romanian studio Beast, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice combines third-person
and first-person gameplay to create an experience like nothing else on Nintendo
DS. The stakes are high for players as they take on the role of Buffy to seal
the re-opened Hellmouth in an original story penned by Rob Deshotel, a writer
from the TV series.

This action-packed 3D survival
horror game sees Buffy using a range of special weapons, powerful spells and
martial arts to take out vicious vampires and demons. In addition to these
enemies, players also come across recognisable characters from the show,
including Spike, Angel, the Master, the First Evil, Caleb and, of course, the
Scooby Gang.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for
505 Games and we’re working extremely closely with Fox to ensure this is the
definitive Buffy the Vampire Slayer experience,” said Rowan Tafler, Global Brand
Manager, 505 Games. “Buffy’s return to videogames is great for long-time fans of
the franchise and we hope the huge market reach of the Nintendo DS will help to
create new fans too.”

Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President
Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising added, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer
is a franchise that continues to excite people around the world. Although there
are no new productions of the series there is an enduring legacy that lives on
through syndication, comic books and video games like these. We’re sure DS
players are going to love this version.”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice
will be available exclusively throughout Europe on Nintendo DS November 2008.

Key features:

  • Play as Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    through 24 levels using a third person camera.

  • Unlock and use more than 20 types
    of unique Slayer weapons.

  • Fight more than 12 different level
    bosses and sub-bosses, including First Evil, the boss of all bosses.

  • Play “Challenge Mode” in
    first-person for fast-paced action and an increased difficulty level.

  • Solve puzzle missions to unlock
    new areas.

  • Collect spells to increase Buffy’s
    supernatural and physical abilities.

  • Explore 12 dynamic environments
    and search for up to four hidden ones.

  • Use breakable objects located
    within in all environments to battle demons and vampires.

  • Unique story set after the
    climactic seventh season of the TV series, written by Rob Deshotel, one of the
    original writers of the TV series.

  • Explore locations from the TV
    show, including Sunnydale High, the Bronze and the Hellmouth.