Moscow, June 6, 1996--The "Catastrophe" (Biohazard) is unleashed at the Chernoton Research Facility. Lucifer Alpha, a secret biological weapon is released into the atmosphere, killing 80% of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
December 2047, Neo Kobe City, a city of madness and decadence...
Mankind is facing it's gravest crisis. A mysterious bio-roid life form has appeared. It's true nature and purpose are unknown. Is it some country's secret weapon, or an alien from another world? They appear in the winter, killing people and taking their place in society. They wear artificial skin and can sweat and even bleed. They are both man and machine. They are called "Snatchers" because they "Snatch" their victims before they take their place.
IS IT A PERSON OR A SNATCHER?
A new police force, specifically trained to fight the Snatchers, has been formed. They are JUNKERs (Japanese Undercover Neuro-Kinetic Elimination Rangers).
A videophone call has just come in from veteran Junker, Gibson!
"I am in pursuit of a possible Snatcher! Request backup!..."
WHAT EXACTLY IS A SNATCHER?
Start your investigation to find the answer to that question. Along the way you must uncover secrets about yourself... and your past.
It's the year 2047 in Neo Kobe City. You're Gillian Seed, a member of the Special Police, a "Junker". It's time to begin your investigation!
GILLIAN: How's work, everything ok?
JAMIE: Gillian, what is it, what's wrong?
GILLIAN: Jamie... I've become a Junker.
JAMIE: A JUNKER?! Gillian, but, why?
GILLIAN: Jamie, you know why. It's the only way we can regain our lost memories. SNATCHER is the only word that keeps coming back every time we try to remember our past. I have to face them to find out why.
JAMIE: Yes, but I can sense that there is something terrible hidden in our past, and if we remember it, it will destroy us!
TRANSPORT THX-205 FOR GILLIAN SEED! WE WILL NOW PROCEED DIRECTLY TO JUNKER HEADQUARTERS...
GILLIAN: I'm going now...
JAMIE: WHAT? I CAN'T HEAR YOU!
Both Gillian and Jamie suffer from severe amnesia. Their memories prior to the events of being picked up in Siberia, lost in a mysterious mental fog. Two years ago, after a vain attempt to rebuild their marriage, Jamie and Gillian seperate.
Following extensive special military training, Gillian is ordered to report to Neo Kobe City as a JUNKER, effective today...