|[April 02, 2014]
Amazon Game Studios Introduces Sev Zero for Amazon Fire TV
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon Game Studios today introduced Sev Zero, the
Studios' first game built from the ground up for 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 a Fire game controller. Learn
more about Sev Zero and watch the trailer at sevzerogame.com.
Sev Zero launches exclusively on Fire TV and is the first of a collection of games being built from the ground up for Amazon devices. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Earth is threatened by an alien species, the Ne'ahtu. Early in the 22nd
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, players help each other thwart
the enemies-one player is in Air Support mode initiating air strikes
from their tablet while the other player is in face-to-face combat mode.
Here's what customers who were given an early preview of the game had to
"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 nowadays are just
focused on shooting and that's it. This game carries more than 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 a partner, that thing
was mind blowing, very fun and exciting. Very fun playing co-op with
"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, yet powerful, 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
a Fire TV game controller. Learn moreabout Sev Zero at sevzerogame.com
and Amazon Game Studios at games.amazon.com.
About Amazon Game Studios
Amazon Game Studios is making creative, fun games that are built from
the ground up for Kindle Fire tablets and Fire TV. Amazon Game Studios
titles aim to engage and delight a broad range of audiences-from core
gamers to kids-and launch exclusively on Amazon devices.
About Amazon.com (News - Alert)
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that plugs into your HDTV
for easy and instant access to Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu (News - Alert) Plus,
WatchESPN, SHOWTIME, low-cost video rentals, and much more. Kindle
Paperwhite is the world's best-selling and most advanced e-reader. It
features new display technology with higher contrast, the next
generation built-in light, a faster processor, the latest touch
technology, and exclusive new features designed from the ground up for
readers. Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, features improved
fonts and faster page turns. The new Kindle Fire HDX features a stunning
exclusive 7" or 8.9" HDX display, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2x more
memory, and 11 hours of battery life, as well as exclusive new features
of Fire OS 3.0 including X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, Prime Instant
Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. The all-new
Kindle Fire HD includes an HD display, high-performance processor and
dual speakers at a breakthrough price.
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