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Criminal Girls 2 Will Only Carry ESRB and PEGI Ratings

Update (09/27/2016):

In compliance with the USK rating board and Sony, we regret to inform you that Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors will no longer be downloadable from the German PSN Store. The game is still available for download in all other PSN Stores in Europe.

Today we are disappointed to announce that the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK), Germany’s video game ratings board, has refused to provide a rating for Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors. This is an unfortunate blow to the game, and for fans of the series, and means that the title will not be advertised or sold at retail in Germany.
 
We have filed an official objection requesting a rating for the game, but the USK has stood firm in their refusal citing the potential for the game to qualify as “content severely harmful to minors” which could violate certain clauses of the German penal law. German Penal Law dictates that a game cannot be rated if the panel of experts suspects that the content would fall within the purview of these laws. (More information from Germany’s Federal Review Board for Media Harmful to Minors
 
We will still be releasing Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors in other regions for Europe carrying a PEGI 16 rating on September 23, and in North America with an M rating on September 20. There will be no release of Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors in Australia or with an OFLC rating. For more information about the game, please visit our official game website, www.CriminalGirls2.com.
 
For more information about the USK or their ruling, please visit www.usk.de or contact them directly at [email protected].
 
-Jordan