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Citizens of Earth returns to the 3DS eShop

Posted on July 29, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS eShop, News

Citizens of Earth was taken down from the 3DS eShop back in May due to a homebrew vulnerability. Atlus said soon after that it would return, but we haven’t heard anything since.

Well, good news! Citizens of Earth has returned to the 3DS eShop. We don’t know when that happened, but hey – it’s there. If you’re interested in purchasing the game, you now have the opportunity to do so once again.

Thanks to TruExtent for the tip.

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  • Samma

    Looks like Atlus didn’t quite manage to fix the game.

    • Reggie

      You had one job Atlus, one job.

      • Samma

        It’s not exactly Atlus’ fault for the 3ds’ questionable system security, or region locking policy which tempts people to find salvation in exploits.

        Nintendo was supposed to communicate to Atlus what the exact security breach was, because it’s also Nintendo that forbids devs to reverse engineer their dev kits. Atlus couldn’t have known what the breach was because reverse engineering goes against NDA’s.

        • Reggie

          You’re saying it as though Nintendo didn’t communicate that properly. That’s expecting too little from them. I am very certain that Atlus was fully aware of what the problem was. And it doesn’t matter whether the 3DS has questionable security. The fact is that the exploit was left there. I expect this to be taken down again soon.

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          Can you explain to me how Nintendo is suppose to download the raw data for the game, sift through it to find the exploit themselves and then relay that information back to Atlus without going as far as sending court orders to confiscate the computers the game was made on?

          Like, honestly, explain to me how Nintendo is supposed to know what the exploit exactly was? It wasn’t their game.

          • Samma

            Because Nintendo made the 3ds? I presume they know a tad more about it’s vulnerabilities than a bunch of Freemasons with some spare time.

            Every exploit follows the same path, which starts with a system crash. A system crash is a problem in the 3ds coding far beyond what any 3rd party dev is allowed to know or find out about the console. So yes, Nintendo had to help them.

            Lastly, the game was made by an indie, published by Atlus, so it could’ve been ‘Eden Industries’ who was supposed to fix it. Considering the game’s troubled development, I think the game’s coding is fairly wonky to begin with.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Because Nintendo made the 3ds?

            And? Nintendo can’t magically fix someone else’s game. They don’t have access to their internal development, only the network store to which it was uploaded. I assume that’s why they removed it so suddenly, otherwise it would have just been patched with little fuss.

    • Annaachu4

      <<o. ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★:::::::!!bt208p:….,.

  • Vigilante_blade

    Nintendo should just let us run mods in a controlled environment. It would reduce the amount of people trying to break the system.

    • KnickKnackMyWack

      What other console maker allows this kind of folly?

      • Vigilante_blade

        There is this thing called a PC.

        • KnickKnackMyWack

          Which is a completely different platform. You’re acting like Nintendo is behind some console standard. Literally zero consoles on the market offer what you just suggested Nintendo should do. Except maybe Ouya but that thing sucks.

          • Vigilante_blade

            The point is to set a new standard and diminish the inherent advantages of PC gaming.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            I’ve got three words for your delusions of grandeur.

            Never. Gonna. Happen.

          • Vigilante_blade

            That is no delusion. I am simply stating what I think would be a good idea. It seems you are heavily intent on trying to counter everything I say as if I was some sort of vilain, even going as fat as calling people delusional when all they have done is state what they think would be a neat idea.

          • KnickKnackMyWack

            Your suggestion is akin to Sony going third party. It’s as ludicrous as it is possible in the current climate.

    • Do you think that’s a possibility with Nintendo?

Related Game Info


Platform: 3DS ESHOPWII U ESHOP
Genre: ACTION
Publisher: Atlus
Developer: Eden Industries
Release date: Jan. 20, 2015
OWN IT: 2 [I own this game]
BEAT IT: 0 [I beat this game]
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