The year is 2081. After numerous world conflicts and economic disasters, society has fallen under the despotic control of twenty-three Mega-Corporations with each one bent on world domination. Life in the streets is nearly unbearable, and the only means of escape is by watching the world's newest and bloodiest sport: Blood Ball!
Six teams, consisting of four players each, compete for control of the game ball and the audience's affections with which to score points. Teams can range from novices all of the way up to world-class contenders, and can be a group of friends or simply some individual players out looking for some fun. Players can choose from numerous character classes with which to play (Acrobat, Fighter, Medic, Ninja, Stalker, and Thinker), and equipement can range from baseball bats and swords all the way up to hover boards and hand grenades.
With each account, you can generate up to six characters to play in the various arenas. However, you can only play one character at a time. Characters gain experience and money as they progress through the different arenas. Any money you earn can then be used to buy more and better equipment with which to enter the harder arenas for even more experience and money. You can trade items and money between your characters (at a downgraded cost), but not between other players.
There are twenty-three Mega-Corporations, with each one vieing for name recognition and the promotion of their ideals. The more they like you, the more money they will give you. Become their favorite and get specialized equipment not available anywhere else. Become their enemy and you can quickly find yourself with a price on your head.
Each game takes place in a circular arena with the Blood Ball in the center and the teams on the outside racing in. All you need to do is get to the center, get the Blood Ball, and get it back to your home base in order to score. How hard can that be, right? Well, everyone has weapons, grids open up containing poisonous snakes, spikes, and other nasties, cybernetically enhanced beasts run loose, and there's a referee that might even penalize you if you get too carried away with the violence. Then again, you can actually attack the referee from behind, so maybe you won't have to worry about the him after all.