In a press release NIS America has passed along news that Germany will not be seeing a release of Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors. It seems even though the game was toned down for the Western release the edits did not go far enough for (USK) rating board and it was denied a rating. Here is the full press statement from NISA:

Today we are disappointed to announce that the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK), Germany’s video game ratings board, has refused to provide a rating for Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors. This means that the title will not be advertised or sold at retail in Germany.

We will still be releasing Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors in other regions of Europe carrying a PEGI 16 rating on September 23, and in North America with an M rating on September 20. There will be no release of Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors in Australia or with an OFLC rating.


For more information about the USK or their ruling, please visit www.usk.de

While this is very inconvenient for customers in the affected area at least the PlayStation Vita is region free.

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