The year is 3017. The Earth is in ecological crisis, having been drained out of resources. Mankind found themselves on the verge of extinction. In order to survive humans started to look for a new habitable planet to live in. Specialized spacecrafts were designed, capable of long-distance flights. Having found a habitable planet for colonization, named Aegis VII, people began active preparations towards resettlement and creating an environment for living.
However, a month before initiation of colonization process, the crew of USG Ishimura has lost radio contact with the Earth. A decision was taken to send the last trained team of astronauts into the space to investigate causes of breakdown in communications, eliminate them and to commence resettlement process. You are this group of astronauts, and the future of humanity is in your hands now.