In The Beginning...
"You wake up to hear rain pounding at your window. You sit and listen for a while, you think it sounds almost like fists hitting your window pane over and over again...
You hear the wind howling through the trees. It's a wild and windy day out there. You would almost swear it sounded like a person wailing...
Getting up your routine is the same as always. Shower and dress and breakfast. If you were one of the lucky ones to watch TV in the morning you might have caught the news. Just a small piece on the growing flu epidemic that had killed 3 people already. As you watch you remember school the day before. Kids coughing in class, one of your friends spiking a fever... and a rumour that the nurses office had been overrun all day...
The next day is much like the last. You wake up to hear the wind and the rain. But something doesn't feel right. Your skin prickles. You strain to hear... and distantly you hear thumping. Rhythmic. It's coming from downstairs........
At 6:41am the dead began to rise.
It started as flu-like symptoms, fevers and headaches, itchy skin and a strange hunger. Until they started to die. Almost 24 hours after the symptoms arose the people would die. Less than an hour later those same people would rise again.
Measures were taken to contain this outbreak... but to no avail.
The dead walk the rainy streets.
They're safe no longer.
Board up your windows and doors because the end... is very, very near."
This game is set 5 years after the anime ends. It would put people at Uni and for the much younger characters in their last days of high school. Not that it matters much. The life they would have known won't exist for them now. Within two days the virus spread and most of the Earth was struck down. It is now six days since the outbreak and the dead outnumber the living.
Those who have survived until now have managed to do so by scavenging what little food they can find and holing themselves up and keeping safe. Though the more adventurous types may have found a new sport in Zombie Slaying.
The problem with this sport is that not all zombies act the same way. Some are slow, shambling creatures that you could run circles around and they could never touch you. While others can run, scream, will chase you down until they finally catch you or you find a way to catch them. And... there are rumours... just stories really, that out there something else lives... Something far more dangerous than a simple zombie.
Day One: The first to be struck down by a mysterious 'flu' are hospitalised. It quickly becomes an epidemic as more and more people are admitted to hospital. By the early morning the first person dies.
Day Two: News arrives that the 'flu' is affecting not only people in Japan but all over the world. The first of the recently dead start to rise. At first it is believed to be a side-effect of the illness, but soon more and more rise and begin to attack. The outbreak cannot be contained.
Day Three: By midday Tokyo is overrun. The whole of Japan soon following, and possibly the whole world. Military action was taken but they were too slow to respond, they were outnumbered by a foe who is near indestructible and who's army grows the more they kill. Soon the military itself is left in shambles with only a few outposts left still intact.
Day Four: Seigaku burns. With zombies walking every corridor a panicked teacher sacrifices himself by blowing up the boiler room and setting light to the school. His sacrifice cost the lives of countless zombies. Later that night a mysterious fire breaks out at Higa Chuu, but it is small and short lived. Both fires have left those schools hazard zones.
Day Five: A pirate radio station is set up by people unknown, giving those listening information of safe places and sowing hope into people's hearts. It is told that a few schools and public places are safe from zombies. Those who are uninfected flood to those places during the day. The night is too dangerous. The infection grows.
Day Six: Live and survive. Run and hide. Those are the motto's to live by these days. By this day most people would have found shelter from the onslaught. There are a few still looking, some who are still searching for missing loved ones... those people need to be careful. The streets are no longer safe. Hope for more military action or a cure is growing thin. Now... now it is just a matter of survival.