Gamers Petition NISA To Release Criminal Girls 2 On Steam Uncensored
(Last Updated On: September 22, 2016)

NIS America had their hands tied when it came to Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors. In order to avoid an Adults Only rating for the North American release of the game, they decided to censor half of the game’s “motivation” ecchi art and removed a lot of the audio from the game as a way to appease the ratings boards. Despite all the censorship, some regions still won’t allow the game to be sold there, including Australia and Germany.

Gamers have decided to petition NIS America to release the uncut Japanese version of Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors onto Steam as a way to avoid the ratings boards. The petition would see the original Japanese game, without any edits made to the gameplay or art or audio assets, re-released on Steam in all its uncensored glory.

Unlike retail releases, Steam doesn’t require an ESRB rating in order to sell a game through its storefront. Thus, Criminal Girls 2 could be sold as an unrated title. The only drawback is that NIS America doesn’t release unrated games.

The petition quotes a localization team member, however, who stated that NIS might reconsider their policy on an unrated release of Criminal Girls 2 if there are enough people willing to see it happen, saying…

“I will say again that I am trying to get as much weight as I can behind an argument for making an unrated, uncensored Criminal Girls 2 on Steam, but without surveys and sales numbers, there’s little to go on. I did some cursory research and discovered for example that there are no thorough surveys/petitions for CG2 coming to Steam uncensored. Without something like that, all we really have to go on in terms of numbers are like…youtube comments. Which, y’know. Come on.”

The petition is a way for NIS to see if there really is demand for an uncensored release of Criminal Girls 2 on Steam.

Censored Gaming originally tipped us off to the news, linking to the petition where gamers are voicing their opinion and desires to see a wholly uncensored rendition of Criminal Girls 2 on Steam. If you want to join in on the fun and let your voice be heard, feel free to check out the petition and sign your name.

For reference, you can see the comparison between the censored and uncensored version of the game via the video below from Censored Gaming.

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  • Alistair

    It looks like the petition is slowing down, this doesn’t bold well NISA Could easily laugh this off.

    They do so at their own risk, because giving the gamers a chance for the game to be uncensored only to taken it away will anger gamers further.

    Of course regression lefts Wouldn’t give a fuck about the game.

    NISA Could come out of this in a strong light like IFI Releasing games uncensored on steam & Who knows a uncensored patch for the vita. Or via DLC.

  • scemar

    I have a dream

    this petition gets more signs than the actual censored game gets sales and NISA investors get utterly exposed to the shenanigans the company is doing to their profit margins

  • Without something like that, all we really have to go on in terms of numbers are like…youtube comments. Which, y’know. Come on.”

    If that’s the case, that must mean that pro-NISA comments on OrwellTube don’t mean shit, or do they think they can cherry pick?

  • Alistair

    I think I sign it before my internet connection was lost. I check later if I did it.

    It going to plan it need only 10 more to reach the 500 target. If NISA doesn’t bunch then nothing will and NISA can take a running jump of a cliff.

  • Professor_Icepick

    I just have to wonder, if it would be possible for fans to mod the game if they did decide to release it on Steam.

    I mean, that’s not an answer, but still, would be interesting to know.

    Failing that, it would be nice if they just sold a second, unaltered translation as cheap DLC. I’ve seen that on some other games via Steam, like Vanguard Princess.

  • DDD-kun

    Signed it. Again I’ll repeat: this is a very simple “put up or shut up” maneuver. If NISA really ignores it, then they really don’t want our money. Which I’m fine with, as there are games around the corner that do.

    But hey, the check’s right here. It’s their move from where I stand.

  • NISA: “Muh company policy.”

  • DizzyGear

    Fat chance. They wont even release Criminal Girl 1 uncensored on Steam because that’s too much work and they don’t give a flying fuck about the end user they think releasing a game without a rating is unprofessional.

    • Didney Worl

      That’s rich coming from the company that programmed their localizations so poorly that they have game breaking (Or in one case, console breaking) bugs the Japanese versions never had.

  • lol, good luck convincing the SJWs and feminists within NISA’s staff.

    I’ll sign it anyway.