Atlus will publish Citizens of Earth, an upcoming RPG from indie developer Eden Industries, the studio announced. The game will launch via digital download later this year for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS, and PC.
Players will take on the role as Vice President of the World. The game begins just after winning a long candidacy, and the Vice President returns to his hometown for relaxation. But after only a night, the world plunges into chaos. And as a man in his position, it’s his duty to investigate what caused the madness. You’ll recruit 40 “wacky” citizens as you play, who you’ll send into battle to do your dirty work.
Here’s the outline of key features:
- 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!
Watch a teaser trailer below. View some screenshots at the gallery.