Censorship continues to run rampant in the world of video games, this time with Germany’s USK stepping up its efforts in an attempt to prevent the German Otaku community from enjoying the copious amounts of pantsu in Inti Creates and PQube’s Gal*Gun 2.
Rice Digital is reporting that PQube offered a response when the outlet reached out to confirm if Gal*Gun 2 had indeed been denied a rating in Germany. According to the PQube representative…
“Today we have received word that Gal*Gun 2 has been refused classification in Germany.
“We’ll always try to get games through classification regardless of the possibility of it being denied, as we feel that everyone should have the right and the access to play the games they want to play. It is our opinion that disliking the content in a piece of entertainment or art, and voicing that dislike, is totally fine and even encouraged, but denying that work the right to exist in a market based on personal opinions and prejudices, is something we strongly disagree with.
“Unfortunately our appeal against this decision has been unsuccessful. Given that Gal*Gun: Double Peace did receive classification in Germany, we’re doubly disappointed that we cannot bring the highly-anticipated title to our fans in Germany. However, we will have to accept and respect the decision of the USK.”
This comes after PQube had made it known that they wouldn’t be censoring Gal*Gun nor Gal*Gun 2 for the game’s releases on home consoles and PC. During the middle of last year, PQube reiterated that for the Nintendo Switch version of Gal*Gun 2, the game would launch uncensored.
It appears the pantsu antics of the sequel were too much for Germany, and even though the first game made it through the ratings board okay, the second game did not.
Germany also refused the rating and prohibited the sale of games like Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni, which was also set to be published by PQube, along with Criminal Girls 2, which was a hilarious ban given that NISA went out of their way to censor everything about Criminal Girls 2 but it still got denied.
After social justice activists made it a goal to portray gaming as this toxic, misogynistic landfill, plenty of games that are seemingly innocent are getting banned left and right.
Let’s hope that NIS America doesn’t let their dangling spheres shrivel up inside their intestines when it comes to releasing SNK Heroines uncensored, because at the current rate Germany might end up refusing to rate that game, too.