Bad news for those looking to become the Vice President of the World: like every other politician that won office earlier this week, we won't be able to take office in Citizens of Earth until late January.

The delay was announced via a press release from publisher Atlus, who said "unning on five platforms isn't easy, and though there's a lot of hard work already done, he won't be taking office until January." This is only a short delay from its original December release date, and it's also the first time we can remember that a game's delay could fit perfectly into a marketing strategy. That's some savvy work, Atlus.

For those unaware of Citizens of Earth, the press release says it "pits players as the second-highest-paid bureaucrat in the land. The game begins just after winning a long, drawn-out candidacy, and the VP returns to his hometown for some taxpayer-funded rest and relaxation. But after just one night passes, the VP awakens to find the world gone berserk! As elected official he has two responsibilities: investigate what's caused people to go crazy... and delegate as much of the dirty work as possible. Citizens of Earth has 40 wacky citizens the VP can recruit to form a party and send into battle in his place." Think of an old RPG like Earthbound, and you'll understand what this game is getting at.

Citizens of Earth will now launch Jan. 20, 2014 for PlayStation 4, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and PC.