Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni Steam Version Removed For Australian, German Gamers
Valkyrie Drive Banned
(Last Updated On: August 15, 2017)

If you thought you could skirt around the retail limitations that prevent the sale of physical Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni in Australia and Germany by picking up a digital version from Steam, you’re fresh out of luck.

TheGG is reporting that the community manager for Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni posted a message on the Steam forums informing users that the game is no longer available digitally for sale in Australia or Germany.

According to the community manager…

“As of today, 10th August 2017, VALKYRIE DRIVE -BHIKKHUNI-, VALKYRIE DRIVE -BHIKKHUNI- Complete Edition and the VALKYRIE DRIVE -BHIKKHUNI- Complete DLC Pack are no longer available for purchase on Steam in Australia and Germany.

 

“VALKYRIE DRIVE -BHIKKHUNI- was removed for sale in these countries in accordance with local legislation. “

Not all hope is lost, though. Marvelous Entertainment is supposedly investigating ways to rectify the problem and attempt to sell the game in Australia and Germany once more.

Last year the publishers ran into problems in Australia and Germany, where the game was refused a rating in both Germany and Australia on the grounds that it incentivized sex for rewards. This made it where it was not attainable through standard retail outlets for the PS4 and PS Vita in Germany and Australia.

This year, the publishers had to remove the title from Steam in the German and Australia regions for PC.

This news comes at a rather odd time given that Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni launched on Steam back on June 20th, 2017 of this year. The game was widely available around the world, but two months later it appears Valve was instructed by the powers that be to have Marvelous Entertainment restrict the game from being sold in Australia or Germany.

For those of you who live in those regions who already purchased the game, it will still be available for you to download and play. For those of you who did not purchase the game, it will not be available for you to purchase henceforth.

Marvelous was unable to solve the problem of the game being banned for the home consoles last year, so there’s little reason to believe that things might change for the PC version of the game this year.


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  • White Heat

    Australia is no suprise as it will probably end with no girls in video games but WTF Germany ?? The most sex crazed (liberal in that sense) European country bans a game like this, whats there to ban as theres no porn or anything, just girls fighting? Could someone explain ?

  • Michael P

    HA! Already bought it, I’ll be keeping my tiddies Oz rating cunts.

  • It must be extremely miserable living in Germany and Australia. Plus, I’m not pretty surprised since these countries don’t like any games with sexual content going into their soil. I’ve been seeing these two countries scapegoating video games with the content that they dispise to hell for years.

    • Also, what happened to that politician who was meant to be for freedom of artistic creativity in video games?

      I wonder if he’s been murdered by feminists yet.

      • Disqusted

        They probably sent in a feminist to seduce him and now they’re blackmailing him. That’s how the “patriarchy” works.

    • Also, what happened to that politician who was meant to be for freedom of artistic creativity in video games?

      I wonder if he’s been murdered by feminists yet.

  • Feli Aslan

    Oh fuck it. Germany invites a million people who are culturally and religiously encouraged every non-muslim woman they see because it is their sacred right and who hold no respect for women, don’t even view them as prober humans, but Valkyrie Drive is bad.

    • You try living in a country that’s been guilt cucked for 72 years.
      Protecting against anime tiddies has highest priority, Merkel’s thieving, raping and murdering guests can wait.

      • Feli Aslan

        Oh, the refugees are great. The more Merkel sucks monkeypeople dick, the more the people speak about rightwing topics.

  • amber_terasu

    I really do love the optimism of you people.

    Let us be honest here. there are only 3 possible ways.

    1 marvelous managed to bring it back on steam (unlikely)
    2 marvelous managed to bring it back on steam, but censored (likely)
    3 marvelous fails to bring it back on steam (high likely)

    so i do not have hope

    • What optimism? It’s just mostly justified doom and gloom from the people here.

      • lol… sad but true.

        • Yeah. Just to be sure though it’s not an insult towards your site or anyone here… because people are right to be pessimistic, judging by the crap that SJWs are constantly getting away with in the West and Europe.

          • Oh I definitely understood what you meant. A lot of people are just being realist. People here are red-pilled AF.

    • What optimism? It’s just mostly justified doom and gloom from the people here.

  • Cats736

    Please Australia, become even more stupid and prudish so you can show companies like Atlus that you’re not worth censoring games for.

    You took Utawarerumono away from me and I hate you for that!

    • mikebrand83

      These people who apparently can’t distinguish between video games and reality scares me. They should be in mental asylums, not in government positions dictating policies.

  • Alistair

    This set a precedent now billy, because value does allow games with questionable content on steam with out any rating. So basically the Devs doesn’t need to apply to get the games rated for steam.

    And those games were up and ready to buy for months right so why the change of heart, what was change.

    Does this precedent now means any games with rating and with out ratings being pulled frankly disgust me.

    • It does seem to set a scary precedent because if it happens with Valkyrie Drive expect it to happen for other games as well.

      • VersVlees

        It sucks but Steam restricts more games for certain markets (read Australia and Germany) rating boards or not.

        Valkyrie Drive isnt the only one who got hit on steam with a Teutonic banhammer. Hatred, Dead Rising series and Dying Light aren’t available in Germany on the Steam store.

        Have they banned Senran Kagura in Germany too? Because if not then these rating boards are morons(well they are morons anyway) considering it is the same type of game. Instead of girls transforming in magic weapons you have magical girl ninja’s with the same amount of fan service.

        • Senran games are still available in Germany on Steam and physical on amazon.de. Peach Beach Splash barely escaped banning, they gave it an USK age rating of 18 which is a first for the series here, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU9uepYAo3U

          Valkyrie Drive in english for Vita is not available on amazon.de but can easily be bought on amazon.co.uk and shipped to Germany.

          Their “bans” don’t mean shit if you’re smart.

        • Disqusted

          Steam also rips off certain markets (Australia). I heard they officially do not provide service to Australia, which is why they don’t list prices in Australian dollars. I think it allows them to get away with overcharging without paying local fees or some shit like that. F**king disgusting.

          Many Australians used to get their international friends to gift them games (because the same game is often massively cheaper everywhere else, and without censorship), but they put a stop to that a while ago.

          • VersVlees

            I feel bad for our Aussie friends because they not only get shafted with censored or banned games but also have to pay more for them too.

            Oh and Steam ripping off prices also applies for the Euro markets because a dollar ≠ euro. At least GOG does that right.

      • VersVlees

        It sucks but Steam restricts more games for certain markets (read Australia and Germany) rating boards or not.

        Valkyrie Drive isnt the only one who got hit on steam with a Teutonic banhammer. Hatred, Dead Rising series and Dying Light aren’t available in Germany on the Steam store.

        Have they banned Senran Kagura in Germany too? Because if not then these rating boards are morons(well they are morons anyway) considering it is the same type of game. Instead of girls transforming in magic weapons you have magical girl ninja’s with the same amount of fan service.

  • Disqusted

    Yeah, I heard about this. It’s reflective of what the governments seem to expect the average mental capacity to be like in those countries. Or they force people to regress to that level.

    Speaking of other news I heard elsewhere but haven’t seen on here. Did you hear about the Switch getting sued over some patent bullshit? Typical.

    • Yeah… haven’t gotten around to the Switch thing. It’s from some Gamevice company who made that GameStop-compatible mobile device. It’s nothing like the Switch, but their Wikipad thing failed so it looks like they’re desperate for some petty cash.

      • Darthfluenza

        Don’t know if it’s relevant to you Billy, but Discord has taken to banning right leaning groups with no sign of doing so to any left leaning groups.

        • Disqusted

          Ugh. Figures even Discord isn’t “safe”.

          Found some links:
          http://boards.4chan.org/g/thread/61915086/discord-clamps-down-on-white-supremacist-chatter
          https://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/6tos18/discord_banned_altright_servers_and_accounts/
          https://games.slashdot.org/story/17/08/14/2039230/discord-bans-servers-that-promote-nazi-ideology
          https://politiforum.com/t/free-speech-crackdown-by-discord-and-godaddy/4616
          http://nzgamer.com/news/11369/discord-shuts-down-servers-and-accounts-linked-to-white-supremacists.html

          I guess the question is did they do this as a result of SJW pressure, or were they looking for an excuse to do it all along, and leapt at the opportunity given by the obvious false flag?

          I mean, come on. The Charlottesville thing has to be the most obvious false flag ever, and they all immediately started exploiting it for political gain.

          Detailed terror attacks almost every day everywhere for a year or two, with no reaction from governments. It just takes one white guy in a car with unknown motives/details, and suddenly OH NOES.

          Look at their official announcement, reeking of SJWness (the usual buzzwords):
          https://twitter.com/discordapp/status/897170310348263426/photo/1

          I guess the Ada Initiative f**ked their CEOs, too.

          We’re enforcing our Community Guidelines, and will take action on any/all msgs or users who are organizing raids/doxxing/inciting violence.

          They say they will take action on any violent groups, but really? People who use SJW buzzwords constantly lie through their teeth. Watch as they give Antifa a free license to kill everybody.

          The net has quickly become a place where it feels like you literally cannot talk about anything anywhere without someone finding and destroying you somehow. Thanks, Soros, Obama.

          • Kiryu

            Obama seriously destroyed the US,worst president i have seen in my life.

          • But he was UHMERIKA’S FIRST BLACK PREZIDENT. That means he can no wrong remember!

          • Really? You didn’t mind when Bush enacted the Patriot Act so they could wisk you away into the night without due process? Or the fact that we were put billions in debt and forced into a recession fighting two wars so fat cats could get rich off the resources in the middle-east? Really?

          • Kiryu

            From what i heard Obama has made more debt then a few presidents combined and he has waged more wars and arrested more political dissidents than any other.Yes Bush was an idiot but Obama takes the cake.

          • From what i heard Obama has made more debt then a few presidents combined

            The debt was inherited, but they’ll never talk about that on /pol/. He definitely doubled the national debt after Bush left office, but that was due to the country being put into a recession and staying there.

            The infamous “Stimulus Package” was used to help mid-income households continue to spend, which greatly contributed to the debt, but helped commerce in the interim while they tried to lower unemployment rates, which had peaked at 7.2 percent.
            https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/jan/wk2/art02.htm

            This was happening while they bailed out the auto-industry, which provides about 5 million jobs to Americans, 3 million of which are mostly white middle-class America. The immediate bailout actually spared 1 million jobs in the short term. They made back most of the loan save for about $10 billion

            https://www.thebalance.com/auto-industry-bailout-gm-ford-chrysler-3305670

            I have no idea how you can conclude that he’s the “worst” President in your lifetime if helped save a lot of /pol/’s coveted middle-class “master race” in the process.

            he has waged more wars and arrested more political dissidents than any other.

            Citation on that. He pulled out of Iraq after America went in and destabilized the country under the Bush administration. More /pol/ disinformation.

            In fact, Obama was criticized for not staying in Iraq.

            http://www.npr.org/2015/12/19/459850716/fact-check-did-obama-withdraw-from-iraq-too-soon-allowing-isis-to-grow

            That was Bush’s war.

            Now he has kept the Afghan war going, but again that was started under the Bush administration.

            https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/16/world/asia/obama-troop-withdrawal-afghanistan.html

            What other large scale war did Obama start that you’re referring to?

            Also this…

            arrested more political dissidents than any other

            Citations needed. A lot of those dissidents were definitely arrested under the Patriot Act put into place by Bush, which allowed arrests and imprisonment without due process.

            http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2004/jul/13/20040713-111330-1477r/

            And no, it wasn’t just targeting minorities. Whites were/are taken as well:

            http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/5049867/

            I guess you’re okay with Stalinism so long as they aren’t knocking at your door, eh?

            Now to your point, yes some of those people still being taken under the Patriot Act did happen under Obama’s watch. So if you want to rag on him about that, you’re definitely right since he should have repelled it.

            What’s funny, though, is that under Obama’s watch the Patriot Act was used more for drug related busts than actual terrorism.
            http://nymag.com/news/9-11/10th-anniversary/patriot-act/

            1,618 times for drug busts compared to 15 times for terrorism between 2006 and 2009. So I’m not entirely sure where the whole Obama arrests more dissidents thing comes from when the Patriot Act was mostly used for drug busts, and most drug busts were against blacks… lol

            https://www.straight.com/blogra/data-shows-patriot-act-used-more-often-justify-drug-warrants-not-terrorism-ones

            https://www.aclu.org/gallery/marijuana-arrests-numbers

            Now if you want to continue to rag on Obama, rag on Obama for not finding new ways to get sustainable, renewable energy infrastructures in America to create new jobs for the middle-class. If you want to rag on Obama, rag on him for that awful Obamacare. Heck, yes he did contribute to the national debt by not having a plan for anything following the Stimulus Package. A short-sighted band aid to make his administration look good for the two terms he was in.

            Also, if you really want to rag on Obama… rag on him for giving SJWs a platform, for perpetuating the rape culture myths, and for endorsing crooked Hillary, while also feeding into the media propaganda machine about the Russians.

            Heck, you can even criticize him for keeping Guantanamo Bay open.

            https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/18/guantanamo-bay-detainees-obama-final-transfers

          • Darthfluenza

            Yea pretty much. It’s pretty obvious they are straight up converged since they used the two big SJW buzzwords right at the end of the announcement. I uninstalled Discord as soon as I saw that shit yesterday.

          • Mr.Towel

            I wonder if they removed Antifa servers when Berkley happened…

          • Just asked them about this.

        • Any links to the left-leaning groups still active that may be violating policy?

    • Kiryu

      Banning videogames but selling arms to terrorists is ok,these are our retarded goverments.

      • Disqusted

        Because they need terrorists as an excuse to screw us over.

        • Kiryu

          Creating the illness then selling you the antidote yes that’s their method.