In the year 1999, a cataclysmic event known as the Second Impact occurs as a result of a strange incident on the continent of Antarctica. The Earth is ravaged by the far reaching, disastrous effects. Tokyo is completely destroyed and rebuilt.
Shortly after, giant, bizarre beings known as Angels begin to attack the Earth one at a time. Each Angel is completely different than the last, except for the fact that each Angel has the ability to create an impenetrable force field known as the AT (Absolute Terror) Field. A U.N. organization called NERV reveals its newest development in the hopes of saving the world -- giant, monstrous mechas known as Evas, which are one of the very few forces on Earth that can penetrate and Angel's AT Field. Problem is, though, is that only 14-year-old children can pilot Evas, and only very special children at that.
Introverted, self-deprecating Ikari Shinji is one of those special children. Long estranged from his father Gendou who is head of NERV, Shinji is suddenly ushered in to face a destiny beyond even the wildest wonderings. But Shinji won't be alone,the tale of Evangelion entangles within it the lives of many individuals, and the picture is definitely more than the sum of its parts.
This game is also known as Shin Seiki Evangelion in Japan.