Seemingly against all odds, NIS America has gone balls to the wall and decided to localize Criminal Girls: Invitation.
For those who have never heard of the game, don’t feel bad – the game has never come to the west due to its controversial spanking and interrogation mini-game in which you literally spank and punish a group of girls who are condemned in hell.
The ultimate goal of the game is to hopefully lead the girls to redemption, and a second chance at life. Oh, it has RPG elements too, but we’re sure the punishment mini-game will be censored/removed due to more uptight westerners not being able to handle it.
UPDATE: The game is confirmed to have content censored, although we’re not sure of how much of it is censored.
The game will be known as Criminal Girls: Invite Only, and it’s coming to both North America and Europe sometime in spring 2015.
Check out the official press blurb below:
Seven delinquents, seven sins, and only one way out. Just hired for a new, mysterious job, you soon discover that this isn’t your normal prison gig. You’ve been entrusted with the care of a crew of girls whose sins have damned their souls to Hell and an eternity of punishment… Their only hope of salvation is for you to recognize their unique histories, and to guide them along the path to redemption. Navigate through the four trials of the Redemption Program, and motivate your crew of delinquents to learn the skills to redeem themselves, or leave them to their fate.
- Mind Your Manners: These girls aren’t your typical RPG team – they have minds of their own! To defeat the convicts doing their time in Hell’s dungeons, you’ll need to listen to your team’s desires, and choose your path to victory from the ever-evolving repertoire of skills, spells, and combo attacks that they want to use.
- Touching Gameplay: Connect with the girls, and uncover each of their unique personalities through one-on-one motivational sessions with a unique use of the front touchscreen and rear touchpad, and fulfill the girls’ special requests to discover more about their interesting, and often dark pasts.
- Criminal Girls, Reborn: This Playstation Vita update will mark the first time a Criminal Girls game makes its way to the US, and with English text! The update also brings previously unplayable characters into the fray—Miu and Himekami—and includes brand new scenarios and levels to challenge your prison smarts. It also revamps the much lauded motivational gameplay with updated artwork, and brand new Live2D graphics and effects.