Throughout the course of the game, the player can come across several newspapers that shed light on the events leading up to the beginning of the game.
Britain's own Nostradamus Predicts "Blight" for 2012Edit
VOX, Jan 18th 2012
BRITAIN'S OWN NOSTRADAMUS PREDICTS "BLIGHT" FOR 2012
A MEDIEVAL HISTORY BOFFIN says 2012 will be the END OF ENGLAND - and he doesn't just mean this summer's "Extortionate Games"!
According to Professor Keatinge from Oxford University, "Shakespearian Spymaster" JOHN DEE - who already predicted the Great Fire of London, Napoleon, and World War II - wrote a "BLACK PROPHECY" that predicts a MODERN-DAY PLAGUE sweeping out of London!
Dee calls it THE BLIGHT, and says it will:
- KILL everything it meets
- Destroy modern society
- Be INCURABLE
- DESTROY ENGLAND
But, incredibly, the Queen REFUSED to listen to the dotty Professor...
"No Blight in Blighty" says PMEdit
VOX, Nov 10th 2012
"NO BLIGHT IN BLIGHTY" SAYS PM
The Prime Minister today DENIED the Government is making plans to deal with the "BLIGHT" predicted to hit London in 2012 - because he says it WON'T HAPPEN.
The PM described JOHN DEE'S BLACK PROPHECY as "Hogwash" and "Utter rubbish". And when VOX asked him about rumours that the QUEEN herself believes the predictions, he RANTED that "ordinary people shouldn't believe everything they read in the news!"
After calming down, he said even if the prophecy is real, Britain will be safe because the plague will stay in EUROPE. "It's like RABIES", he said, "We are a proud island nation, and any plague or disease is more likely to start in Europe than here. And it'll have a jolly hard time crossing the Channel." But EXPERTS say the sheer number of people traveling in and out of the country makes it IMPOSSIBLE to screen everyone for disease...