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    April 2, 2014

    Amazon Game Studios Introduces
    “Sev Zero” for Amazon Fire TV

    Sev Zero launches exclusively on Amazon Fire TV and is the first of a collection of games being built from the ground up for Amazon devices

    Customers can use Sev Zero’s companion tablet app, “Sev Zero: Air Support,” to engage in multi-player and multi-screen experiences

    SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 2, 2014—(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon Game Studios today introduced Sev Zero, the Studios’ first game built from the ground up for Amazon Fire TV. Sev Zero combines a fast-action third-person shooter experience with the calculated strategy of tower defense gameplay for a fun, big screen experience at a remarkable value. Sev Zero is available today for $6.99 or for free with the purchase of an Amazon Fire Game Controller. Learn more about Sev Zero and Amazon Game Studios at games.amazon.com.

    Earth is threatened by an alien species, the Ne’ahtu. Early in the twenty second century, the Ne’ahtu infected Earth’s energy grid with a computer virus that disabled the planet’s defenses. Before the Ne’ahtu could strike, computer prodigy Amy Ramanujan neutralized the alien computer virus and saved the planet. Now, the Ne’ahtu are back and Dr. Ramanujan is trying to prevent them from another all-out invasion of Earth. Switching between towers (to launch various missiles and grenades) and face-to-face combat (to attack with machine guns), the player’s mission is to join Dr. Ramanujan and defend Earth from the Ne’ahtu.

    In Sev Zero, players can jump between environments – start in tower defense mode to build out towers and assess the surroundings, and then beam down to shooter mode for face-to-face combat against the Ne’ahtu. Players can also bring friends and family into the action with the Sev Zero companion tablet app, Sev Zero: Air Support. With this multi-player, multi-screen experience, additional players can help the Fire TV player thwart enemies by initiating bomb drops from their tablet while playing alongside the game on Fire TV.

    Here’s what customers who were given an early preview of the game had to say:

    “This is an exciting sci-fi tower defense game. It is set in a futuristic setting and had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I can’t wait to play it again!”

    “The multiplayer game brings in a whole other level of gameplay where one person is on a tablet. It’s non-stop fun with the waves of enemies that come at you.”

    “It’s been ages since I have seen a game that involves both thinking and going all out trigger happy. A lot of the games now days are just focus on shooting and that’s it. This game carries more that . . . great game for thinkers and gives you an edge to be a 3rd person shooter at the same time.”

    “When we got to play the tablet portion with your partner, that thing was mind blowing, very fun and exciting. Very fun playing co-op with your partner.”

    “We’ve heard from customers that they want more from the games they play on streaming media devices – games that are rich, unique and immersive. Sev Zero is the first step by Amazon Game Studios to address that challenge,” said Mike Frazzini, Vice President, Amazon Games. “We think customers will be surprised by how much fun they can have playing games on such a tiny, affordable device in Fire TV. Sev Zero is our first of several games in development and provides a peek into what’s to come from Amazon Game Studios.”

    Sev Zero is available for $6.99 or for free with the purchase of an Amazon Fire Game Controller. Learn more about Sev Zero and Amazon Game Studios at games.amazon.com.

 
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