In the aftermath of the Blackout, Dr. Tan – now the sole controller of Prisma Dimensions – brings the Neo Arcadia servers back up.
Meanwhile, Amandine, sister of Eiffel’s protégé Simon, seeks out journalist Nahari, who is hot on the trail of the hacks, glitches, and tragedy caused by the Blackout.
Long before Xu Xiamoin was born, plans were made for her life's trajectory: she would attend the best schools, work for the best companies, and marry well. A dutiful child, she studied hard and played by the rules. However, at every step of the way her younger brother seemed to outshine her. Frustrated by always being second, Xiaomin joined a private security company where she excelled. When a chance arose to work abroad, she took it and went to work with their partner, Prisma Dimensions, in Paris. Xiaomin - or Bai Hu, per her handle - is mentally and physically tough, able to handle threats in the virtual and real worlds with practical efficiency.
Memory Shards are a visual representation of a memory artifact in the Hyper Scape. They are telling stories of important moments in our champions' lives and battles.
“This is a day I’ve been looking forward to for years. Yet today is one of the saddest days of my life, as I stand here alone to bring you heartbreaking news.
“My friend and collaborator, Mathieu Eiffel, passed away on the eve of his greatest accomplishment. He was an artistic genius, a true visionary, a brilliant mind. Someone who looked at the world with child-like wonder, and an engineer’s mind for bettering the human condition. The world is a little darker with his loss.
“Today is a day to mourn his passing.
“But Mathieu would not have wanted tragedy to obscure this moment.
“In keeping his wishes alive, today is also one of the happiest days of my life, because I am able to share his work with the world.
“In 2050, we introduced the world to the first-generation B-Link. It didn’t just change Prisma Dimensions. It changed the game for augmented reality. It improved the lives of countless people across all strata of life.
“Today, we introduce the next generation of neural devices, the B-Link 2.0, the most immersive virtual reality experience ever conceived. With it, you’ll finally be able to immerse yourself in the HYPER SCAPE – a fully-realized virtual city of limitless experiences and opportunities.”