Citizens of Earth delayed, taking office in January 2015

The launch of Citizens of Earth has been delayed to January, Atlus announced today. The game will now enter office on January 20, 2015. Citizens of Earth was previously expected to arrive in September, then set a date for this month before its delay this week.

Developed by Eden Industries, the game incites memories of other quirky, lighthearted RPGs such as Earthbound. In Citizens of Earth, the Vice President of the World investigates strange happenings in his town while recruiting 40 different citizens as battle party members, delegating his team to fight in his place. While Citizens of Earth fell short of its $100,000 CAD ($91,600 USD) goal on Kickstarter in October 2013, Atlus picked up publishing duties for the game this past April. The game will cost $14.99 (€11.99) and will be available on PS4, Vita, 3DS, Wii U and PC.

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IRVINE, Calif. -- Nov. 4, 2014 -- People love the new Vice President of the World, but he won't be taking office until Jan. 20, 2015. The retro-inspired RPG from Atlus U.S.A., Inc. and Eden Industries will be releasing in early 2015 for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The Vice President of the World would like to strongly denounce the nefarious political forces that are preventing him from taking office in the originally planned month of November, while simultaneously applauding the voters and party constituencies who have supported him and his $14.99/€11.99 political, platform. See you all in 2015!

Citizens of Earth pits players as the second-highest-paid bureaucrat in the land. The game begins just after winning a long, drawn-out candidacy, and the VP returns to his hometown for some taxpayer-funded rest and relaxation. But after just one night passes, the VP awakens to find the world gone berserk! 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 the VP can recruit to form a party and send into battle in his place.

Citizens of Earth will be available for $14.99/€11.99 in North America and Europe beginning on Jan. 20, 2015 as a download-only title for the PS4, PS Vita, 3DS, Wii U and PC. Developed by Eden Industries and published by ATLUS, check out the official website for more information: