Apr 10th, 2014

Atlus has announced it will be bringing Citizens of Earth to the Wii U, along with the Nintendo 3DS, PS4, Vita, and PC versions of the game. If you’re not familiar with the title, you can check out the trailer above. We originally wrote about the game back in September 2013, when the development team turned to Kickstarter in order to get the game funded. It didn’t reach its goal, but now that Atlus is behind the game it’s finally going to get released.

The game is supposed to be a modern take on the Earthbound series, with nearly 40 characters to recruit to help you get through the game. The game also features night and day cycles and weather effects. If you’re a fan of the Earthbound series there’s a lot you’ll like about Citizens of Earth, so be sure and check out the trailer.

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  • CydeFxt

    This looks pretty awesome

  • That guy who hates Spike

    I was hoping this game would be funded for Wii U at least. Glad to see it got a publisher.

  • Lil J Moore

    thank you altus

  • bistricky

    Looks great! Happy that atlus has joined. I take it this will be an eShop only game? Cheers 😀

  • Andrew Clear

    Definitely gonna grab this game.

  • daeglyth

    Not a huge fan of the art style.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Looked like some childs education game or something. I agree with you. Not a fan either.

      • Joel

        Yeah, not to my taste either. Good to see it will come out but not for me.

  • That’s nice and all, but….can we get a graphically-intensive game for once? It seems like the only things pushing boundaries this year are Smash bros, X, Bayonetta and one or two other AAA titles. Everything else just looks so friggin’ indie. It’s really looking more and more like the Wii U will become KickStarter galore.

    • Joel

      So how many AAA titles do you want to buy in a year? X, Smash bros, Bayonetta and one or two more? Not planning on picking up MK8 or any other Nintendo game you’ve haven’t picked up yet?

      Maybe we’re different (probably) but I usually only buy maybe 4 or 5 games a year, and fill the rest of the time up with these shorter indie style games. I usually like to play a game for a long time and once I’ve completed it and done everything else I can with it then move on to the next one. Monster hunter 3 and splinter cell blacklist are coming in the mail from amazon this week so I’ll be busy with them till MK8 comes around.

  • ~OMEGA~

    it reminds me of some SNES game….

  • Green

    Reminds me a bit of Earthbound.

  • Capt. Smoker

    So Sony get Persona 5, we get this bullshit…… :/ such half assed support

    • The Persona series has always been on Sony consoles. (Apart from the upcoming spin-off game for the 3DS) Atlus support Nintendo quiet a bit with the 3DS and they’re working with Nintendo on Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem for the Wii U. Nintendo need all the support they can get at the moment and i certainly wouldn’t say they give half assed support.

      • Capt. Smoker

        Didn’t Nintendo fully fund the cross over?, I admit they fully support the Nintendo handhelds, but I can’t ever remember a game by them on the home console front, I wish they’d change that, Atlus make good games, Nintendo need some good games becauseoutside of their own library of games, everything else is mostly garbage.

        • Agreed. As to Nintendo fully funding it, i’m not sure. It would make sense since Atlus’ parent company went bust. If the cross over does well, it may entice Atlus’ to carry on making games for their home consoles. I hope the game sells well, i know i’ll be buying it day one. 🙂

          • Capt. Smoker

            Ditto, it’s one of the only games I’m looking forward to, if not THE game I bought the system for, I love both series so I’m excited to see how they plan the story out, I love otherwordly cross overs, they tend to be hilarious, I can just see all the lolli characters from Fire Emblem tripping out over modern day Japan =D, if it does well, I’d hope to see the devil survivor series cross over to the Wii U, I have a lot of hope riding on this game.

      • Brandon

        the 3DS CLEARLY did not need a persona game & neither did the 360! >=(

  • TheGamerGeek128

    I was disappointed that it didn’t reach its Kickstarter goal, glad to see the game’s still coming, and now being backed by one of my favorite developers/publishers.

  • Rinslowe

    Skipping the Xbox One? And last gen systems?

  • steveb944

    Looks interesting but I think that little ‘GO’ will annoy the hell out of me.

  • Can we please have one of these AAA titles that are so, so, good looking or whatever, just so we can settle this graphical stuff already?

  • KH

    Please sign this petition if you would like to have KH 1.5 and 2.5 on WiiU, and so that, Square Enix, give their Nintendo fans, what we deserve, after supporting the series for so long. Even if we don’t get KH3, the collections should be able to both sides of the fanbase, specially those who can only afford or have a Wii U


    • Brandon

      yawn. I’d rather have KH3 over those but even then I’d rather have FFXV on wii u over ANY KH game but Final fantasy will never, EVER COME BACK TO A NINTENDO HOME CONSOLE. Plus wii u will get stuck with ANOTHER crappy crystal chronicles games from the crappy series… YAY!!!

  • iamserious

    Weak. These indie titles and side scrollers seem to be the only type of games Wii U will get. This sucks.

  • Arthur Jarret

    Aw, atlus… that means no chance of a european release.

    • Brandon

      this is what I keep telling people!!!!

  • Old School

    Looks like something we would see on N64. Like others have said, why can’t we get exciting games instead of these toddler games?

    Wii U only has 2 great games this year and then what?

    • Justin Gray

      We are getting Bayonetta 2, Watch Dogs, Hyrule Warriors and possibly X and FE X SMT. Hm.. Your user name is old school. Surely you appreciate these classic RPG’s

      • Old School

        I mean great, those games you mention will be good no doubt but won’t even come close to the sales Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros will bring

  • Morphballs

    What a rip off of earthbound.

  • Brandon

    “atlus” I love atlus but I ain’t giving those broke cunts at sega ANY of MY money. seriously, how the fuck did sega buy atlus? THEY ARE FLAT BROKE!!!!!!