When Criminal Girls: Invite Only was announced for a 2015 Western PS Vita release last week, NIS said, “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.”
This week, NIS revealed exactly what would be censored in the final version:
The punishment mini-game will remain as is, with a couple small tweaks. The first is that the associated audio will not be present (moans, gasps, short phrases, etc.). The second is that for certain scenes with little to no steam, some steam effects will be added back in to obscure some potentially problematic images. This will be kept to a minimum.
No other scenes or content will be removed. As a general approach, we are being very conscious of the general tone of the game and making sure that we retain the spirit of the story and characters without taking things too far (this will mostly consist of terminology choices and character interactions here and there).
NIS is aware some people might not want to buy the game even with this small amount of censorship, which prompted them to add, “We did get in touch with all of the rating boards about this title, providing them with sample scenes, images, and dialogue from the game. Based on their feedback, we decided these changes would be necessary in order to make a release possible in all regions.”
What do you think of the censorship in Criminal Girls: Invite Only?