Much like that of FOXHOUND from the Shadow Moses Incident, Dead Cell was a group of unique individuals with each of their own unique skills to handle different situations. Dead Cell were originally a hoax-terrorist group designed to teach VR Rookies how to handle "the real thing", but the group eventually went rogue and kidnapped the President Johnson at Big Shell. Raiden on route to the Big Shell must stop the Dead Cell unit from achieving their goals while along the way revealing some truths of their ultimate plans.
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