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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Xbox)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Step into the shoes of Buffy Summers, popular high school student by day, destroyer of the undead by night. Secure your standing as The Chosen One in this third-person action/adventure game by vanquishing legions of monsters using over 60 fighting moves and combinations, and a select arsenal of slayer weaponry. Punch, kick, and stake your way through familiar Sunnydale locations like the sunken church, Sunnydale High School, and the Bronze nightclub where you match wits with enemies such as Matereani, Rhakshasa, Spike, and The Master. If you run into trouble, your Watcher Giles and friends Willow, Cordelia, and Xander are on-hand to assist you. Start sharpening your stake. It's up to you to save the world.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12592) on Jun 26, 2010.

Electronic Arts Germany website - Xbox:
    Buffy im Bann der Dämonen ist ein Action/Adventure, das auf der weltweit beliebten Fernsehserie basiert. Der Spieler übernimmt die Rolle von Buffy Summers, eine typische High School-Studentin am Tag und eine gefährliche Bekämpferin der Untoten bei Nacht. Buffy im Bann der Dämonen verbindet Kampf, Action, Drama, Humor, Abenteuer und Rätsel miteinander und bringt das Ganze in eine interaktive 3D-Umgebung.

    Vor ewigen Zeiten geisterten Dämonen auf dieser Erde. Mit den Jahren haben diese alten Dämonen die Kontrolle über die Gesellschaft verloren und konnten mit den großen Veränderungen nicht Schritt halten. Die “Uralten”, wie sie genannt werden, wurden gezwungen, sich in die Tiefen der Hölle zurückzuziehen, während die Sterblichen die Welt regierten. Jetzt kehren sie zurück, um Rache zu üben. Sie versuchen, die Herrschaft über die Welt zurückzuerobern und eine Brücke herzustellen, zwischen der Hölle und der Erde, indem sie eine Armee von Dämonen auf die Erde bringen. Für diesen schrecklichen Plan benötigen die Uralten die Hilfe und dunkle Macht des Meisters, ein 600 Jahre alter Vampir, der einst den Höllenschlund öffnete.

    Werde Buffy Summers, eine 17-jährige High School-Studentin, die neben den alltäglichen Sorgen eines Teenagers auch noch mit der Verantwortung kämpfen muss, “Die Auserwählte” im Kampf gegen Vampire und andere dämonische Gestalten zu sein. Es liegt an Buffy, die Welt vor Vampiren und Dämonen zu bewahren und die Menschheit zu retten, bevor sie vom schrecklichen Plan der Uralten heimgesucht wird.

    Features:

  • Die Stimmen der beliebten Schauspieler der TV-Serie einschl. Angel, Xander, Willow, Cordelia und Giles tauchen auch im Spiel auf.
  • Der Spieler muss gegen eine Reihe von Feinden antreten, z.B. Spike, den Meister, Drusilla, Dämonen, Zombies und andere übernatürliche Kreaturen, die die Menschheit bedrohen.
  • Alle Schauplätze, an denen Buffy auf die Jagd geht, werden detailliert und seriengetreu dargestellt: Sunnydale High School, der Friedhof, The Bronze Nightclub und die Bibliothek, dem Portal zum Höllenschlund.
  • Besondere übernatürliche Effekte wie Morphing-Kreaturen, gespenstische Explosionen, benebelnde Dynamik und geheimnisvolle Zaubersprüche verstärken die dunkle, mystische Umgebung des Spiels.
  • Ein ausgefeiltes Kampfsystem bietet dem Gegner die Möglichkeit, Gegenangriffe zu planen und von den Kampftechniken der Figuren zu lernen.
  • Buffy hat besondere Fähigkeiten und Kräfte, genannt die Jäger-Kräfte, mit denen sie den Gegner vernichten kann und die vom aktuellen Erfahrungs- und Kräfte-Level abhängig sind: Kampfsport, Gymnastik, Super-Sprung, -Geschwindigkeit und -Stärke, Schnelle Heilung, Jagd-Instinkt

    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on Sep 20, 2004.

Electronic Arts UK website - Xbox:

    Take on the role of Buffy Summers, "The Slayer"



    Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ is a third-person action/adventure game based on the international hit television series. Players take on the role of Buffy Summers, a typical high school student by day and a fierce destroyer of the undead by night. Buffy the Vampire Slayer combines fighting, action, drama, humour, exploration and puzzle solving in a complex interactive 3D environment.

    FEATURES

  • Voices of favourite characters from TV series including Angel, Xander, Willow, Cordelia and Giles are featured in the game to help Buffy rid the world of evil.

  • Players fight a range of enemies including Spike, The Master, Drusilla, demons, zombies and other supernatural creatures that threaten mankind.

  • All of Buffy's favourite haunts are richly detailed and accurate from the show: Sunnydale High School, the cemetery, The Bronze nightclub and the library, which is the portal that sits on top of the Hellmouth.

  • Special supernatural effects such as morphing creatures, Eldritch explosions, fogging dynamics and arcane spell casting enhance the dark, mythical setting of the game.

  • An intelligent combat system allows enemies to perform counter attacks and learn from character's fighting techniques.

  • Buffy has special abilities and powers called Slayer Powers that can be used to destroy the enemy, depending on her current level of experience and power.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on Jun 15, 2004.

Press Release:

    EA AND FOX INTERACTIVE SHIP
    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER FOR THE XBOX



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., August 20, 2002 – Vampires, demons and zombies beware! Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Fox Interactive today announced that Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ for the Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft has staked out its place on store shelves. The game features action-packed combat, rich graphics, ghastly creatures and a myriad of elements that evoke the internationally successful TV hit series.

    Taking on the role of Buffy Summers, the leading heroine, fans of the TV series will enjoy progressing through the game, recognizing many familiar sights and sounds. Players will meet Buffy’s friends and foes at her typical hang outs, the Bronze Nightclub, the cemetery, Sunnydale High School and the library. The game features many of the same characters and voices on the TV series such as Angel, Xander, Willow, Spike and The Master.

    Players can learn more than 50 fighting moves and polish their “slayer” abilities to gain experience and power. Some of Buffy’s special abilities include: Martial Arts, Quick Healing, Slayer Sense, Super Jump, Speed, Strength, and Gymnastics. Players will need to master all these skills as they will be a key defense against foes that can learn Buffy’s fighting techniques and counter them with a few surprising attack moves of their own during intense slayfests. The game also casts an eerie spell on players using supernatural effects such as morphing creatures, dynamic fogging and arcane spell casting that enhance the dark, mythical setting.

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the Xbox was developed by The Collective and is co-published by EA and Fox Interactive. The game carries an ESRB rating “T” (Teen) and suggested retail price of US $49.99. More information can be found on the press site at www.info.ea.com and the EA Buffy the Vampire Slayer web site www.buffy.ea.com.

    About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.7 billion for fiscal 2002. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS’, EA SPORTS BIG’, EA GAMES’ and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.ea.com.

    About Fox Interactive Fox Interactive, an operating unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a News Corporation company, produces and co-publishes video game and computer game software based on Fox franchises as well as new and original properties. Fox Interactive hit releases include: The Simpsons Road Rage, Aliens vs. Predator 1 & 2. Upcoming products include: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Simpsons Skateboarding, Die Hard Vendetta and the highly anticipated sequel to The Operative: No One Lives Forever, which garnered critical acclaim and received numerous awards worldwide including "Action Game of the Year" by PC Gamer, Computer Gaming World & Computer Games magazines..

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    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 01, 2004.

Back of Box:

    Into each generation a Slayer is born...



    Step into the shoes of Buffy Summers, Sunnydale's hottest vampire slayer, fight against fierce vampires using cool moves and awesome slayer weaponry. With advice from your watcher giles, you'll destroy the most fearsome creatures of the night. Start sharpening your stake. It's up to you to save the world.

    Vanquish the undead with over 50 kicks, jumps, and combos.

    Slaughter vampires with stakes, shovels, or crossbows.

    Explore favorite Sunnydale locations.

    Includes Buffy favorites Willow, Xander, Cordelia, Spike, and Angel.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69569) on Oct 10, 2002.