According to a recent press release by NIS, it appears as though their upcoming title Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors will not be released in Germany. This is due to the fact that the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (the German equivalent of the US’ ESRB) has refused to give the game a rating. Since there can be not rating attributed to the game itself, it therefore cannot be released (sold at retail or advertised).
That being said, the game will still be available in other parts of the world. This includes other European countries (with a rating of PEGI 16) and naturally in North America (since we allow pretty much everything at an M rating).
Check out the trailer for the game below and it will become quite apparently why it wasn’t allowed in Germany.
The game itself has some controversy as it is going to be a censored version of what was originally released in Japan anyway. As we know, purists want the unadulterated version of the original, however that isn’t what we will be receiving at its release on September 20th. We will leave that decision up to you, the consumer.Tweet