Criminal Girls Invitation For Vita Will Have New Story Elements And Characters

By Ishaan . August 5, 2013 . 11:50am


Last month, Nippon Ichi Software announced an updated port of Disgaea 4 for the PlayStation Vita, and a second game alongside it, titled Criminal Girls Invitation. Now, we know what this is, thanks to a Dengeki Online report.


Like NIS’s other announcement, Criminal Girls Invitation, too, is an updated port of a previous game. Nippon Ichi are bringing the PSP game to Vita with new story elements, characters and costumes and… more punishment scenes.


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  • Ryan Chiu

    What the hell… Why couldn’t they have chosen a game that’s likely to be localized? Like Soul Nomad, goddamnit. How did they decide which game to port to the Vita?

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      I would say because NIS is a Japanese company and game development/localization for the interests of foreign countries isn’t always their top concern, while appealing to their local fan base is. If the game makes sense to develop/localize (and if fans beg/whine/petition/etc. enough), then localization will cross their minds.

      Otherwise, I’d say send messages to NISA to pass along to NIS so they can get to working on Soul Nomad Vita instead.

      • I’ll just butt in here to say that Soul Nomad has a bigger fan base than Criminal Girls does, assuming from the poll and its position in the rankings. Soul Nomad/Cradle is top 5 on NIS’s poll, beating Disgaea 3.
        Someone told me they read somewhere that apparently said someone in NIS really wanted CG to succeed and so they probably pushed it to have a Vita game. Also this has been in development before the poll from what I gather.

        I’m still hoping for a Soul Cradle Vita port because of its success in the ranking poll. NIS won’t have much reason not to port it if it’s ranking is that high I think.

    • Alex Sargeant

      Criminal Girls was also released before Hyperdimension Neptunia came out in the US, which I believe has been doing pretty decently for them (I found it all pretty miserable, but that’s not the point).

      So I don’t know. There’s room for them to pitch Criminal Girls to that crowd maybe?

  • taekk

    Gah! I already paid $40 to import Criminal Girls. I was hoping it was going to be a sequel. Should’ve waited, I guess.

    • TheExile285

      Maybe Vita will get a sequel if this does well

  • Zonron

    im just waiting for dis 4 info, like new system things being added and a confirmation to all dlc added for free. and…. maybe priere human form :3

    • TheExile285

      i heard they took out team attacks in Vanilla D4. they should add that back in this version IMO

      • KuroNathan

        team attacks? you mean those chance based attacks for normal strikes when allies are adjacent? they’re still in vanilla D4

        • TheExile285

          oh maybe it was something else then. i heard something from D3 got removed in D4 and i thought it was this

          • KuroNathan

            yeah, they got rid of the SD sprites XD.

            its been a while since I played either game but as far as I can remember its mainly just improvement on systems such as improved magichange, improved classroom positioning (now called base) and improved other stuff.

            Some classes did get cut, but its nothing dramatic like removing a gameplay element.

          • DesmaX

            I think you’re talking about Skill Merge. I remember that I kept trying to do that in D4, but no sucess

          • SlickRoach

            Yeah skill merge is out but in D3 more often than not it made skills look more derpy than anything.

      • Guest

        they still had team attacks in vanilla D4 it would be a total downgrade then upgrade

  • TheExile285

    If it weren’t for that punishing mini-game, I’d expect this to be localized. lol

    • DyLaN

      They might go the MS route if those minigame aren’t plot relevant.

      • TheExile285

        True. That would be much better than nothing.

        • DyLaN

          This. Something>Nothing. Plus I’m not too fond of seeing lolis in questionable scene.

      • ShadowDivz

        They aren’t plot relevant per se.

        But the farther you get in the story, the more they’re reactions change in the punishments. From “I hate you, you piece of trash!” to “Not so rough this time okay?”

        Plus, it’s kind of the meat of the game.

        • DyLaN

          OK. Looks like this is the right job for Lightbeam-chan!

          Is those CGs in question are more…… questionable than the MS one?

          • ShadowDivz


          • DyLaN

            Mugen Souls.

          • ShadowDivz

            I don’t know, i haven’t seen their CG.
            The crimnal girls CG is pretty racy though. I loved it to be honest. >_>

  • X_Bacon

    *looks at NISA with pleading eyes*

    • Carlos Daniel Flores Loreto

      After Mugen Souls? I don’t think so…

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

    I really don’t care for Criminal Girls. While I can say that Disgaea 4: Return will localized definitely…I can’t really say the same for Criminal Girls.

    That being said…I might import it if I change my mind, however.

  • zferolie

    *insert please bring iut to america post here*

    Seriously though, I wish they bring more of this stuff over on the Vita. They want people to buy more vita’s, but companies don’t bring vita stuff over because people don’t buy vita’s, but people don’t buy vita’s because there are no games!

    • mike dickson

      i feel you the vita is pretty dead in the west which is quite sad

    • Warboss Aohd

      a self fulfilling prophecy.

      • ShadowDivz


    • JonathanisPrimus

      Criminal Girls isn’t selling any Vitas.

      • zferolie

        Putting ANY games on the Vita would be a positive. Yes even this game. This is a game that NISA fans would like, and may pick up a vita for, since Disgaea 4 is also coming at some point.

    • ninjabart122

      It’s not just localizations though. There are barely any western developers working on the Vita because nobody is buying it, but nobody buys it because there’s a large lack of games people want to play.

      • zferolie

        exactly. I mean, I really hope Sony pushes out more games for the vita. Right now I have just been downloading PSP games I missed onto it, like VC2, and Gods eater Burst. And also FF9.

        Though I should play more of Soul Sacrifice. I liked that game.

  • Final Agent

    Criminal Girls was a surprisingly good RPG last I played, I’m looking forward to seeing if they’ll add some extra dungeons to mess around in.

    I hope they also don’t screw up the balance between the girls, their fighting skills were all pretty awesome, making none of them really ‘bench worthy’ overall.

    • ShadowDivz

      True, you could use any combination of the girls and your team could still win.
      I actually used all the girls equally.

  • Ha! Who says crime doesn’t pay lol =^_^=

  • ShadowDivz

    New story elements,characters AND costumes?
    Kinda sounds like a brand new game. Guess it’s Criminal Girls 1.5

    I gotta start learning japanese.

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