Nintendo is not a fan of people hacking their games or systems and using them to run code other than what’s the disk/cartridge, and they’ve been making that stance pretty apparent in recent months. We heard of a few cases a while back where hackers managed to use a game to run their own code on the Nintendo 3DS, and in most of those instances the Big N swiftly responded by pulling the entire game from the eShop. Fortunately, at least one of those games seems to have been allowed to return, as Citizens of Earth has popped back up on the storefront.
There doesn’t seem to have been any explanation or fanfare regarding the title’s return—we’re not even sure if this happened today, or if it was only noticed today—but hopefully this means that Nintendo and Atlus managed to patch whatever hole was being exploited by the hackers. We also haven’t heard many reports of these sorts of things happening lately, so perhaps the hackers have moved on or started exercising a bit more discretion when they successfully hack a game. I’d bet on the latter, personally.
What do you think of Citizens of Earth‘s return? Should Nintendo have taken such action when the hack was announced, or were they overreacting? And what about those hackers—should they leave Nintendo’s systems alone, or are you a fan of their efforts? Let us know your thoughts on all this and more in the comments!
Source: Nintendo Everything