505 Games has today announced a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising to bring an official new Buffy the Vampire game exclusively to Nintendo DS.

In development at Romanian studio Beast, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice is described as a third-person/first-person action game with survival horror elements. Players will take on the role of Buffy who must seal the re-opened Hellmouth in an original story set after the seventh season of the TV series.

Buffy will have to use a variety of special weapons, powerful spells and marital arts to take out vampires and demons. Players will also encounter popular characters from the show, including Spike, Angel, the Master, the First Evil, Caleb and 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."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice will be unleashed across Europe in November 2008.