Criminal Girls: Invite Only will be released in North America and Europe next year. The PlayStation Vita game follows a group of girls in Hell who have to climb a tower to be reincarnated. The battle system is unique since you give the characters, each representing a different vice, orders in battle and sometimes they won’t listen to you because they haven’t been trained.
You can change this stat by using the punish system, which NIS America confirms will be in the Western version. All of the core gameplay mechanics will be in Criminal Girls: Invite Only. A statement sent to Siliconera from NIS America explains the minor changes and why they made them.
A key part of our localization philosophy is keeping games as true to the original as possible when we bring them to the West. Unfortunately due to rating issues and regional regulations, we sometimes have to work with our developers to make minor changes to game content.
These decisions are never made lightly, and whenever we do make them, it comes after working closely with the various rating boards as well as the developer . Making the changes necessary to release some of our more niche titles in the West is not, and never has been, an attempt at making the game more appealing to a larger audience. We know that censoring a game would lose just as many fans as it may potentially bring in.
For Criminal Girls, the changes the developer is making do not change any of the core game play mechanics. They are modifying the amount of fog that remains in some scenes as well as removing the Japanese audio from those same scenes.
Ultimately, our goal is to make games available to our fans in the West, and to keep those same games as close to their original as is possible. Regrettably, without changes, some games would not be able to be released here—as is the case with Criminal Girls: Invite Only.
We apologize for this situation and we hope that you will stand by us as we continue to bring as many creative, fun, and exciting products as we possibly can. Thank you for your support.