Gal Gun 2 has been refused a rating in Germany, Western publisher PQube announced yesterday. Effectively, this means that the game cannot be sold anywhere within the country, although importing the game is allowed. [Thanks, Rice Digital!]
Here is PQube’s statement on the matter:
“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.”
In Gal Gun 2, similar to the first game, players will need to shoot pheromones at girls who suddenly start swarming them. The game also has a new “Demon Sweeper” vacuum to suck up demons afterwards, which also might accidentally suck up girl’s clothes. Players can also bond with several heroines in the game with CG events.
Gal Gun 2 releases in Japan on March 15, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and in the West (outside of Germany) in Spring 2018.