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Dogs of the AMS... time they made a move.

The AMS was a government agency, and a heroic faction in the main House of the Dead series and its spin-offs.

Split into domestic and foreign bases, the AMS was tasked with criminal investigations and intelligence collection. It was disbanded in 2003 after the collapse of civilization.[1][excerpt 1]

The AMS investigated the production of hostile biologically-engineered creatures. As of 2019, a secret division comprised of ex-agents exists to battle these threats in the AMS' absence.[1][excerpt 2]

History

While the AMS' true purpose is never stated, it appears to be outside of other US Government organizations and/or jurisdiction. For example, when G confronts Papa Caesar he specifically places Caesar under "AMS arrest", though it is left ambiguous whether G actually has this vested authority or if this is a simple threat. As revealed in The House of the Dead 4, the agency has a European branch office.

The Zombie Revenge instruction manual claims that the AMS is an American agency, this was later verified in Overkill, revealing that it was active during the 1950s being involved in the secrecy of the experimental "Formula X" that was originally intended to be used in "OPERATION OVERKILL".

Known members

The House of the Dead canon

Living

Deceased

Unknown status

  • Unnamed AMS Director

Zombie Revenge canon

Living

Trivia

  • The House of the Dead's Sega Saturn manual mentions an AMS Director, who claims to have some experience on Dunwich and the Miskatonic delta.
    • Overkill also mentioned an AMS Director as well, though it is unknown if they are the same individual.
  • The House of the Dead director Takashi Oda said that he would like to explain what AMS stands for, and how it was founded, if his team ever created a game "based on a time before [the original House of the Dead]".[2]

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Sources

Excerpts
  1. Excerpt from The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, p.47:
    "'通称AMSと呼ばれる某国政府機関。各地域にまたがる犯罪の捜査、情報の収集を任務として、内部組織は国内と国外のふたつの拠点で大きく分けられている。2003年の世界崩壊とともに政府そのものが無く 、AMS本体は解体された。"
  2. Excerpt from The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, p.47:
    "追想シーンで構成された者集団でガン私卓師団は、解体されたAMSの隊員たちにローガンが呼びかけ、今に来てたた戦闘プロ集団である。"
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 The House of the Dead III Perfect Guide, pg. 47
  2. Kori (September 7, 2012). "Website of the Dead’s Exclusive Interview with Takashi Oda". The Website of the Dead. Archived from the original on April 19, 2020. “After 16 years of the first game’s release, many fans have been wondering this – what does AMS stand for? The development team asked me this, too. I told them that if we ever create a game based on a time before The House of the Dead 1, I would like to explain how AMS started.”
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