Earth is occupied and ruled by an invading force of Bactarans.
In the midst of an age of technology, of augmented reality, of economic despair, and of rampant organized crime, the aliens descended on Earth. There was barely a fight when they arrived in orbit in 2050; Earth's leaders rapidly surrendered when it was clear that what few weapons we had in orbit were either ineffective or disabled. The occupation had begun. The invaders, who called themselves Bactarans, quickly went to work curtailing the freedoms of the people of Earth. The organized crime cartels, once the bane of society, would begin fighting against the occupiers–and soon, fighting for the very survival of the Human race.