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Criminal Girls: Invite Only Announced for Western Release in 2015 on PS Vita

July 4, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

A revamped version of the 2010 Japan-only PSP title Criminal Girls, Criminal Girls: Invite Only is coming to North America and Europe in 2015 for the PlayStation Vita.

Exploring the depths of Hell as you “lead a female gang of delinquents on their quest to absolve themselves of their sins and be reborn on Earth,” Criminal Girls: Invite Only will include new content and more, which you can read about below:

About 

  • 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.

Key Points

  • 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.

Likely having something to do with the touch-based “one-on-one motivational sessions,” NIS points out that “in order to bring this title to as many fans as possible in both North America and Europe, NIS America has edited certain aspects of this game.”