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Citizens Of Earth

Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, WiiU
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Atlus U.S.A.
Developer: Eden Industries
Release Date: Jan. 20, 2015

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'Citizens of Earth' (ALL) Picked Up By Atlus - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 9, 2014 @ 8:01 p.m. PDT

Citizens of Earth is a retro-inspired RPG where the player, as the Vice President, returns to his hometown for some taxpayer-funded rest and relaxation only to find out that the world gone berserk!

Being the Vice President of the World means asking not what you can do for your countrymen, but what your countrymen can do for you! And specifically in the case of Citizens of Earth, it means making them fight your battles for you -- and we're talking literal battles here

As elected official he has two responsibilities: investigate what's caused people to go crazy... and delegate as much of the dirty work as possible. Citizens of Earth has 40 wacky citizens to recruit and send into battle. Wait, did we just say there are 40 playable characters? Why not make it... 41!

ATLUS Holding Open Contest to Contribute a Playable Citizen to Citizens of Earth

That's right, we're letting Joe or Jill Schmoe get their taste of that game development brass ring by holding a contest to contribute their ideas for a citizen that Eden Industries will then add to the game! Full contest rules and online entry form can be found here.  

ATLUS U.S.A. will narrow the field down to five finalists on April 18 and hold a public vote on its Facebook page

Gotta Recruit 'em All -- Every vote counts, and sometimes you have to do some pretty shameful things to get them... Citizens of Earth has 40 citizens to collect to fight in your party, each with their own unique play-style and out-of-combat world abilities. Everyone in town will lend a hand, from the way-too-jittery Barista and the ever-optimistic Weatherlady to the notoriously skeezy car salesman and the ridiculously shy (and totally real) Sasquatch!

Occupy Earth! -- It's time to take back Earth from the opposition. There are no random encounters in Citizens of Earth; you'll see every enemy on the field before you fight them. So go ahead and maneuver around those unwanted encounters or command your constituents to charge in for an ambush! As long as the VP's got a party to do his dirty work, it's all good!

It's Déjà Vu All Over Again... But Better -- Citizens of Earth has some serious nostalgic cues, but don't worry, we didn't skimp on the graphics for the sake of being retro. This title goes far beyond the 16-bit standard, with real-time lighting, HD art, a day/night cycle, weather effects, and more.

Four- or Eight-Year Terms -- The depth of content in Citizens of Earth means you can play a quick and casual adventure or a white-knuckle, pray-you-survive-until-the-next-turn grind-fest! The game is filled with hours of bonus content to explore, optional side-quests, and of course, citizens waiting to be recruited!

Citizens of Earth will be available as a download-only title.

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