Jaws™ Revenge Chomps Its Way onto the iTunes® App Store

TORONTO, ON - October 6, 2011

Fuse Powered Inc. (Fuse), publisher of popular iOS games, in partnership with Hothead Games and through a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, today announced the release of Jaws™ Revenge App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, now available on the App Store. This time it is safe to go back in the water – but as the shark. In Jaws Revenge, players get to be the mindless eating machine and snack on swimmers, beach-goers and more.

“After we released the first Jaws game, we received a lot of feedback from fans saying they wanted to play as the shark,” said Jon Walsh, CEO at Fuse Powered Inc. “We’re thrilled to be able to partner with Hothead Games to bring fans exactly what they’ve been waiting for – the ability to play as the most famous 25-foot, 6,000 pound eating machine in the world.”

In the game, the shark is on a quest to attack and devour everything and everyone, including seagulls, boats and planes. Developed by Hothead Games, Jaws Revenge is based on the classic blockbuster franchise, and features the giant shark on a wild rampage. Players control Jaws as he swims through three stages and thirty levels via one-touch gameplay to guide him to his next meal.

Each victim increases Jaws’ Frenzy meter, and while in a Frenzy Mode, the shark speeds up and is granted other bonuses. But watch out – colliding with mines and other obstacles will reduce the shark's health meter and eventually end the game. Every level features different objectives, such as eating a number of swimmers, jumping high out of the water, or achieving point or distance milestones.

View the official game trailer at: http://bit.ly/qhigu5

Gameplay features:

Be the shark! Play as one of the most famous movie characters of all time. Touch and hold to dive deep underwater and release to leap out of the waves for an in-flight meal.

Thirty randomly-generated levels to eat your way through, set in three locales including Amity Island, setting of the 1975 classic.

Eat people. Almost 70 different people and objects just waiting to end up in your hungry shark belly.

Two Modes to experience. Objective Mode has gamers attempt to accomplish certain actions, earning Shark Tooth coins and unlocking new features, while Free Swim allows gamers to play a single level, aiming for max distance and objects eaten.

Get deadlier. Collect Shark Tooth coins and use them to upgrade the shark's attributes, add Frenzy charges and unlock content.

Game Center integration. Includes over 60 possible achievements and Free Swim Leaderboards.

The Jaws Revenge App is available from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch at www.itunes.com/appstore.

About Fuse Powered Inc.

Fuse Powered is a digital mobile game publisher, representing the top next-gen content developers to deliver great games to mobile users everywhere. Fuse increases the value of games by managing their exposure and increasing visibility throughout their lifecycle. Fuse combines industry knowledge, a real-time game performance dashboard and internal and external marketing tools to grow its ecosystem of premium games and players. By focusing on a robust cross-platform distribution and promotional channel, the company allows its content partners to effectively reach a large audience quickly and cost effectively. To learn more please visit www.fusepowered.com.

About Jaws

Based on the popular bestseller by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Richard Zanuck and David Brown, Jaws both fascinated and terrified audiences, breaking box office records upon its release in 1975. Filled with heart-stopping tension and stunning power, the powerful film launched director Steven Spielberg’s phenomenal commercial success and won three Academy Awards®: Best Sound, Best Original Score and Best Film Editing. In addition, the memorable score by John Williams won a Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Score’ and was named one of the Top 100 Films by the American Film Institute.

Jaws also introduced the predatory shark as a new cinematic icon and struck a primal chord with audiences who connected overwhelmingly with the film’s mixture of action adventure, terror, and moments of hilarity. The impact was so enduring that audiences never looked at the water the same way again in this suspenseful story of an eastern seaboard community terrorized by a giant white shark.

About Universal Partnerships & Licensing

UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

About Hothead Games

Hothead Games, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an emotionally secure independent developer and publisher of groundbreaking downloadable titles. Maybe we don’t have a “make your own ice-cream sandwich bar” like some other game companies, but Hothead has brought to life original games such as the scientist-approved DeathSpank and the award-winning Swarm. Hothead is partnering with cool indie studios to bring games like Braid to new platforms and new audiences. We also like to stand near really ugly people so that we appear more attractive ourselves. Check us out at www.hotheadgames.com.  


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.