Humanity's Last Hope
Attackers from beyond space and time and from beneath the lands and oceans have engulfed the world in catastrophic conflict. The monsterpocalypse has arrived. In the face of these disasters, the nations of Earth have put aside their differences and banded together to combat these threats through a multi-national security force known as G.U.A.R.D. (Globally United Advanced Research & Defense). G.U.A.R.D. has assembled the greatest scientific minds and military leaders from over a dozen countries to take on the cosmic invaders and underworld conquerors with the most technologically capable armed force the world has ever seen. Equipped with massive mechs, cutting-edge air support, unparalleled ground support, and a dozen high-tech installations around the globe and in orbit, G.U.A.R.D. can deploy anywhere on Earth in minutes and go toe-to-toe with aggressors from any corner of the universe. Though members of the Unified Earth Treaty often criticize G.U.A.R.D. and its “cowboy” attitude for causing as much destruction as it prevents, most people accept the force as integral to Earth’s defense despite the cost. After one particularly devastating alien invasion of London, the Prime Minister of England attempted to bill G.U.A.R.D. for damage to many historical monuments caused by its actions. A day later, the Prime Minister received a much larger bill from G.U.A.R.D. Chief Executive General Norman for the costs of the battle: three years worth of ordnance expenditure, vehicle maintenance and repair, and personnel hours (including overtime and danger-pay). This simple act put matters into perspective for most world leaders, and none have questioned G.U.A.R.D.’s value since.