NIS America has announced the Western release dates for its localization of Criminal Girls: Invite Only.

An updated version of the Japan-only PSP title Criminal Girls, Criminal Girls: Invite Only includes a host of brand new content as your explore the depths of Hell and lead a gang of female delinquents on a quest to absolve themselves and be reborn on Earth.

Criminal Girls: Invite Only‘s basic plot details are as follows;

“Seven delinquents, seven sins, and only one way out. Just hired for a new, mysterious job, you soon discover that this isn’t your normal prison gig. You’ve been entrusted with the care of a crew of girls whose sins have damned their souls to Hell and an eternity of punishment… Their only hope of salvation is for you to recognize their unique histories, and to guide them along the path to redemption. Navigate through the four trials of the Redemption Program, and motivate your crew of delinquents to learn the skills to redeem themselves.”

They’ve also released “key points” of the title, which detail some of the game’s features;

  • Mind Your Manners: These girls aren’t your typical RPG team – they have minds of their own! To defeat the convicts doing their time in Hell’s dungeons, you’ll need to listen to your team’s desires, and choose your path to victory from the ever-evolving repertoire of skills, spells, and combo attacks that they want to use.
  • Touching Gameplay: Connect with the girls. Uncover each of their unique personalities through oneon-one motivational sessions with a unique use of the front touchscreen and rear touchpad. Fulfill the girls’ special requests to discover more about their interesting and often dark pasts.
  • Criminal Girls, Reborn: This Playstation Vita update will mark the first time a Criminal Girls game makes its way to the US, and with English text! The update also brings previously unplayable characters into the fray—Miu and Himekami—and includes brand new scenarios and levels to challenge your prison smarts. It also revamps the much lauded motivational gameplay with updated artwork, and brand new Live2D graphics and effects.

…and some screenshots;

The game is set to launch in North America on February 3rd and in Europe on February 6th; available in both physical and digital copy as well as being fully compatible with the PlayStation TV. Aside from the standard edition, a $51.99 limited edition will be available – purchasable at NISA’s online store. It will include an art book, soundtrack CD, and a special box alongside a physical copy of the game.

  • Phelan

    Huh… I’d prefer if they would release htol#niq in Europe instead :/

    I mean come on Criminal Girls is even more niche than htol#niq… and because of censorship some refuse to buy it. :/

    • Conor Higgins

      I believe it is coming out in Europe, February 25th

      • Phelan

        Yeaah digital only…

        Nope sorry don’t care about digitals. If they want my money they need to release it.