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In Eden Industries' RPG Citizens of Earth, the player explores a real-world inspired place as the Vice President of Earth who prefers to recruit people with various specialties to let them fight his turn-based battles for him while he figures out what on earth is going on.
In April 2014, ATLUS announced that it had picked up Citizens of Earth to publish on PC, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PS4 and PSVita later in 2014. Before that, Eden Industries ran a Kickstarter campaign in the Fall of 2013 but it failed to meet its goal by a long shot. ATLUS will be publishing the game across North America and Europe.
Each potential recruit has a unique world-ability as well as a battle-ability. Among the more than 50 possible choices is the Barista who can scald enemies with hot coffee or sell useful power-up items to other party members. In the VP's party of three, you might also come across the baker who produces freshly baked, health-restoring bread to the Veep and his trusty citizens. The recruits become more proficient in their day-job (which essentially means they level up their world-ability) by being used in battles and learn new abilities such as the baker being able to produce rarer health items. Switching characters out regularly is highly encourage.
The game is set to offer a ton of content with a lot of it being optional to avoid forcing players to slog through hours and hours if they just want to get through the main content. Customization and evolution of the world are also supposed to be a big part of the game. Citizens of Earth does not hide its inspirations and aside from a very similar visual aesthetic and comedic tone, it also adopts the instant-win mechanic from EarthBound which means that should players get into a battle with weaker enemies from the early game, they instantly win without ever entering the battle screen.
On top of all that, there is also an online versus mode in which players can pit their recruits against each other.