NIS America will be bringing Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors to the PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe. The PlayStation Vita game will come to North America first, on September 20, 2016, followed by a September 23, 2016 European release. A $39.99 standard edition, $49.99 limited edition with soundtrack and 48-page art book, and a $74.99 NIS America Online Store Party Bag with soundtrack, art book, 7 lapel pins, a microfiber drawstring pouch, microfiber cloth, decal sheet, and art print set will also be available.
In Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors, you again help seven Delinquents find their way through the Reformation Program to help break them from the seven deadly sins by battling through the Hell Spire. This time, however, one Delinquent isn’t who she claims to be. As you play, you have to learn more about each heroine and discover her sin, all while going through touchscreen mini-games and using the Coaching system to send them down a S or M skill tree and become strong attackers or defenders.
NIS America also put together a blog post explaining why some of the content will be altered. There is no English dub. Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors will only have Japanese voice acting. Motivation Scene dialogue will not appear, as there were no subtitles to translate and some consent and “power distance” issues. Some terminology has been changed to reduce “power distance” as well, with one such being “Punishment” being switched to “Motivation.” Finally, NIS America is working with the original artist to adjust some Motivation scene artwork in response to its explicit nature. The new art will still have Live 2D effects. One such example is provided on the blog.
The company explains the changes are being made before being rated due to time and budget. It also says that NIS America couldn’t release it as an unrated Adults-Only rated game, as the company has a policy of not releasing unrated or AO-rated games. This means there will be no uncensored and unrated PC release for either Criminal Girls: Invite Only or Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors, as such things would require reprogramming, rerating, and retesting.
The original Criminal Girls: Invite Only was released in North America and Europe in February 2015. It will be coming to Windows PCs in 2016.