Earthbound-Inspired Citizens of Earth Coming to Wii U

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

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Siliconera recently revealed that an RPG called Citizens of Earth, made by Eden Industries, just added the Wii U to the list of platforms this game will be arriving on. The others being PC, Mac, iOS and Android. The developer stated that the game’s world design, among other things, was inspired by Earthbound. That tidbit alone was probably enough to make some of you excited.

In Citizens of Earth, you play as the Vice President of the World, who finds himself defending the town he’s in, improving it, and presumably other Vice Presidential duties. The main mechanic of the game is that you can recruit characters from the town to fight for you, like a baker, a mascot, a barista, and more. As they gain experience from battle and get stronger, they’ll also be more proficient in their regular jobs. You can recruit up to three followers at a time. Once you swap one of your recruits out with a new one, the old recruit goes back to their job. There are a total of 50 characters you can recruit overall.

Citizens of Earth will be available on PC, Mac, Wii U, iOS and Android. The developers are aiming to release the game sometime in March 2014, but an exact release date is still up in the air.


About Kyle Emch

Kyle has been studying music at college for about three years now. He's played the piano since he was 6 years old and has been recently been learning how to write music. He has followed the Operation Rainfall movement on Facebook since it started and was happy to volunteer for the website. Just don't mention Earthbound or the Mother franchise around him.

  • Lol this looks like it will be funny and fun at the same time. XD

  • Are those…telephones coming out of those deers’ butts?…GAME OF THE YEAR!!!!

  • That’s a mighty specific release date for a game that isn’t going to be released for another 12 months….

  • Damn… a whole year!

  • madmofo145

    Hmm, this looks like one of those games that will either by totally awesome, or end up terrible. I’ll certainly keep it on my radar and hope for the best.

  • Hey everyone I’m Ryan, the creator of Citizens of Earth. Thanks for checking out our game! Feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

    Regarding the release date, I think there was a bit of a miscommunication there. I’m pretty sure I said we’re “aiming” for March, 2014. And that somehow became, “releasing on March 14, 2014”. At any rate, the release date is still up in the air.

    • I’ve edited the article to reflect this. Thank you for stopping by and letting us know!

    • Thanks! And it’s my pleasure. My intense love for Xenoblade and The Last Story compel me to support the OpRainfall community as much as possible 😉