Citizens of Earth will reportedly be removed from the Japanese 3DS eShop at the end of this month. At the time of writing, a reason for its removal has not been provided. The game was originally released in 2015 on both the 3DS and Wii U and draws inspiration from Nintendo’s EarthBound / Mother series. Right now, it’s unknown if the game will also be removed from the 3DS eShop in Europe and North America.
Interestingly, this is not the first time the game has been removed from Nintendo’s digital storefront. You might recall how a homebrew exploit was discovered in the 3DS version in 2016. It resulted in Nintendo immediately pulling the game from the eShop and this followed with the local publisher Atlus re-releasing the game two and a half months later.
So, if you’re eager to try this out on the 3DS after all these years, now might be a good time to download it, just in case it is removed from the local eShop as well.
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