Criminal Girls 2 Refused Rating by (USK) Rating Board

Friday, August 5th, 2016

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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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  • j0eeyy_p

    Honestly given that the PS Vita now has CFW and game modding early in development (you can play P4G with Japanese audio now) I can see many of the anti-censorship crowd passing on this official version and waiting for the fan restoration patch to appear.

    • Miles

      lol You can hack the vita? Damn, maybe someone can help me get the Ikkitousen girls for the SK:EV.

      haha to be honest I hated the japanese voice for Persona 4 Golden. To me they were way more annoying. But that’s just my view on it.

    • j0eeyy_p

      Look up Henkaku. CFW that released a week ago and works on current firmware.

  • Dgnfly

    They should have just subbed the asian version so we could just get it completely uncensored.

    • Miles

      Hey I’m not trying to jab at you from our last spat but I wanna asked you this since I’m assuming you know knowledge of these sorts of games. Did you know what ever happen to Moero Crystal? They said there will be english subbed for the asian version but it never happen and everything about it disappear. Any Ideas?

    • kerbastrar2

      It’s in limbo right now. No official cancellation, but English subs didn’t make it into the Chinese release recently, so who knows

    • Miles

      Ah I see. Good thing I bought the Japanese version for cheap then. Thanks for the info.

    • But, but… how else would NISA justify their existance?

    • Miles

      It’s inevitable really. Going to put aside NISA judgement on censorships and consumers demands. It the circumstance or simply put scenario and timing. In this modern time there’s too much sensitivity now compare to when gaming in the past decades. Too many demands and too many pleasings.

    • Schrodinger’s Clit

      Bring over a game that doesn’t require (in their eyes) so much butchering.

  • Cats736

    The German rating board is almost as bad as Australia’s.

  • Mr0303

    So the crazy rating boards (Germany and Australia) refused the game as expected, but the censored version got a PEGI-16 rating. If they didn’t censor it, it could’ve gotten an 18+ one and we would’ve gotten the true game.

  • Typr

    It’s Germany, so “as expected”. But NISA now can use this as excuse for all that censorship in this game.

  • Miles

    Well that sucks for both Germany and Australia 🙁
    Given the circumstances for the three parties (NISA, the countries, and the consumers) no one wins here.

  • Lord Ackercocke

    Considering the type of porn, Germany makes u would think a video game would pale in comparison.

  • Craig A McLeod

    That’s ok. Just make them robots for all of Europe and Germany will approve the game faster than you can say “Probotector”.

    I mean why not, they sort of threw the game in the mangler already.

    • Jesse

      No, they didn’t. If it’s like the first game, nothing of any major importance will be affected.