Based in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the purposes of secrecy, C3 (the Cybernetic Cognition Conference) was a group of ten top scientists carrying out experiments into mind-expansion. If anything, they were too successful. By trying out their newly-acquired mental enchancement technology, nine of the ten C3 members drove themselves insane. Nevertheless, they saw the repression of the Syndicate and decided to counter it by setting up the Church of the New Epoch, dedicated to breaking the shackles of their erstwhile employers, the EuroCorp Syndicate. Only one member of C3 resisted the madness of total understanding, and broke out of the group to head off on his own. He is called Ko-Paull Vissick.
The Nine, as they were now called, became determined to overthrow the Syndicate by recruiting people to their new religion. Their thinking was so advanced that they compiled it into a large document called the Codex, along with theoretical designs for an entirely new system of weapons, far in advance of anything that the Syndicate possessed.
The first thing the Church did was to introduce a computer virus into the UTOPIA global control network which the Syndicate uses to 'guide' the population. Chips failed in their droves, and suddenly the masses saw the world for what it was. The Nine were there, ready to snap them up into the Church of the New Epoch. Their Indoctrinators, the Church version of the Persuadertron, were virtually overheating with the numbers of new converts they were attracting.
The Syndicate simply want to restore order but the Nine, being clinically insane, have a master plan...
So....What's it got?
Syndicate Wars will be released for the PC and Sony Playstation, with a Sega Saturn version to follow.