The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta classifies a newly discovered virus as a Level 4 Hot Agent, for which there are no vaccines or cures. This virus is selective, choosing only the females of the species to act as its host. Estimated to have a 99.9% fatality rate, it signals the beginning of the end for the human race.
"Madison... Will you?"
With female death rates increasing astronomically, the United States government declares Martial Law. Army and National Guard troops advance on all major cities with orders to evacuate all females to secured quarantine zones in Northern California...
To help combat mounting civil unrest, government forces are authorized to use deadly force against males opposing this action. Countries from around the world take similar precautions in hopes of preventing the "X2 Virus".
"I'll never let them take you away from me."
"They'll kill you, Griffin"
"Without you, I'm dead anyway."
Renegade units of the National Guard split ranks and mutiny, joining civilian forces and fracturing the chain of military command. Civil War erupts across America as males organize militias to oppose government forces in an effort to protect their families. China invades Russia to secure their quarantine zones. The Russians respond with tactical nuclear weapons.
"Griffin my love, by the time you read this I will have given myself up to the government forces. The choice I have made is for the best, for if I had stayed, you would have died trying to protect me. The thought of loosing you was too painful. I could not let that happen."
Civilization to an end on May 6, 2001. The virus, having burned itself out, is no longer a threat. The remaining survivors of the devastation now face extinction, because for every thousand males, there is only one female. Over time, the males begin to regroup and form tribal gangs, who, without the influence of female guidance, have reverted back to their most primitive instinct... the will to survive.
Against overwhelming odds and unparalleled danger, Griffin Spade now begins his journey across the wastelands of America to find and rescue Madison. When there is nothing left to live for, what would you die for?
"I'm coming, Madison."