Dirge of Cerberus - Final Fantasy VII -
The sprawling metropolis of Midgar had become the world's center. Mako, a seemingly unlimited source of energy, supplied power to everyone. This energy source was developed and monopolised by an entity known as the Shinra Electric Power Company, which covered the surface with energy distribution facilities called Mako reactors. Shinra grew into a malevolent industry with incontestable economic power, as well as a tyrannical hand in politics.
Unknown to most, Mako was the source of all life on the planet - the very lifeblood pulsing through its veins. As Mako was pumped from deep below the planets surface, the world slowly crept toward its imminent demise.
Cloud Strife, a mercenary formerly of Shinra's elite SOLDIER unit, agreed to cooperate with Avalanche, an anti-Shinra group established by Barret Wallace. However, Cloud could never have known what awaited him on his journey - his lost past and a cruel fate for the future.
Three long years have past since the events of Final Fantasy VII...
Meteor had left a tremendous scar on the planet. The once green land withered and the radiant light of Mako vanished. The calamity known as Meteorfall would never be forgotten by anyone who lived through that fateful day.
Just as things began to stabilise, an ominous event transpired in Junon. In the course of a single night, a large number of people disappeared without a trace. News of this mass disappearance carried swiftly across the globe and spawned rampant speculation.
Around the same time, in the city of Edge, eerie rumours passed through the streets. Rumours of screams echoing from nearby Midgar, night after night...
Full prologue can be found in the instruction manual pages 4-5
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