There shall be no party in Germany.
For those of you who frequent the NIS America site, you may have noticed some news that would have been a bit of a blow to our German brothers and sisters. Unfortunately it seems that the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK), the German videogames rating board, have decided not to give Criminal Girls 2: Party Favours a rating, meaning that the title will not be sold or advertised in Germany.
NIS America seem to have tried to do everything in their power to bring Party Favours to their German fanbase by stating that ‘We have filed an official objection requesting a rating for the game, but the USK has stood firm in their refusal citing the potential for the game to qualify as “content severely harmful to minors” which could violate certain clauses of the German penal law‘. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the German Penal law (I certainly wasn’t) NIS go on to explain that the ‘German Penal Law dictates that a game cannot be rated if the panel of experts suspects that the content would fall within the purview of these laws‘.
NIS America do finish their statement by reassuring fans that this decision in no way affects the release schedule for the game in other territories by confirming that ‘We will still be releasing Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors in other regions for 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‘.
What do you guys think of the ruling? Does this decision in anyway effect you at all? Do you live in Germany and were looking forward to this game? Let us know in the comments below and for all things Criminal Girls 2: Party Favours that we have covered follow this link right here! And of course it goes without saying that for all your news, reviews and previews keep it locked right here at The Vita Lounge!