NIS America announced Friday via press release that German video game rating board, Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK), has refused to rate Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors for PS Vita. Due to this ruling, the publisher won't be able to advertise or sell the game at retail in the country.
Despite filing an official objection, the USK stood adamant in their refusal, citing "content severely harmful to minors" as potential violations of German penal law.
NIS will still be releasing the game in Europe on September 23 and in North America on September 20 with a PEGI 16 and M rating for each region, respectively. The game was previously denied release in Australia as well.