NIS America released a new trailer for Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors for PlayStation Vita. The trailer is extremely tame, giving gamers very little to latch onto and practically none of the lusty, licentious material that made the series popular to begin with.
The trailer was spotted by Hey Poor Player, and it only clocks in at a minute and 23 seconds. It oh-so-briefly covers the profiles for the playable female criminals that will make up the player’s party. You can check out the trailer below.
The trailer has received plenty of downvotes from people who are not very fond of the game being heavily censored in the West courtesy of NIS America.
Opposite of Idea Factory International, NIS America won’t even risk trying to bring risque content to the West’s shores for fear of ratings and media backlash.
Some videos from various YouTubers breakdown the censorship debacle and thoroughly ranting about American’s not being able to play Mature rated games the way they were intended to. Hikikomori media seems to sum up the situation nicely.
Some gamers claim that they will still buy the censored version for the story and gameplay, others have admitted that with the sexy-time toned down or removed they have no interest in supporting NIS America.
Essentially the game’s “punishment” sequences have been altered, especially in regards to making sure none of the art shows the girls in situations that might depict them not showing “consent”. Fictional “non-consensual” punishment that involves acts that could be construed sexually apparently aren’t allowed in American games that rated Mature.
Bindings, restraints and BDSM content and themes also had to be toned down.
It’s interesting because the media is constantly saying games need to “grow up” just not when it comes to titillating content for males I guess?
Anyway, you can look for Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors to launch on September 20th for the PlayStation Vita in North America and on September 23rd in Europe. For more information be sure to visit the official website.