In this cyberpunk adventure's intro, we witness Joshua Reevs receiving a new task. Several technical achievements, like the hover board or the aircar, have become commonplace in every day life of 2099 in the twilight of omnipresent neon billboards located in run-down corners of shady districts. Those are inhabited by gangsters, thieves and day labourers, and order is only barely maintained through the constant droning of the giant screens, but also such respectable law enforcement officers as Joshua, whose military instincts have been sharpened fighting on the front lines. None other than the governor of Union City, capital of America's New Order, Hugh Martens, is the customer acting quite mysteriously. The almost omnipotent mega-corp Genesis, exerting its power on the government through straw men, has been threatened and attacked by an underground terrorist group. One of the gouvernor's agents, disguised as a journalist, has not returned from a meeting with the terrorists. So Mr. Reevs, aka the player, finds himself on top of the apartment building where said agent Simon Ruby used to live.
In 1986, Rio Reiser had a big hit singing what he would do if he were king of Germany. With this anarcho-dadaist hymn, he poured out satirist derision all over the German political circus. Everybody was singing along and laughing, but by 1991, chancellor Helmut Kohl (who had been one of the main targets of the song's mockery) was still in office, more powerful than ever. That was when Einmal Kanzler sein (Being Chancellor) was released.