NIS America bedauert mitteilen zu müssen, dass das japanische Rollenspiel Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors für die PlayStation Vita am 23. September 2016 nicht in Deutschland erscheinen wird. Obwohl bestimmte Aspekte des Spiels an westliche Standards angepasst wurden, hat das USK-Prüfgremium der eingereichten Version eine Alterskennzeichnung verweigert.
„Today we are disappointed to announce that the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK), Germany’s video game ratings board, has refused to provide a rating for Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors. This is an unfortunate blow to the game, and for fans of the series, and means that the title will not be advertised or sold at retail in Germany.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. 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.“