Yes, there is an actual story behind all the gory mayhem. With the full release, we’re adding a new story introduction (that you can see below and in the game’s Steam profile), cut-scenes filling you in on the details of your quest, and a lot of in-game lore, that can be accessed by exploring and interacting with the environment of the game and unlocked in the game’s Codex. The intro and the cut-scenes come in two different versions, depending if you select the female, or the male champion.
The story is as over-the-top as the rest of the game. Think of a 1980s/1990s VHS fantasy movie you’ve came across in the dark and dusty corner of your local Blockbuster. See for yourself.