Thursday, October 05, 2006
The gamer's onscreen actor shares the universe of Kawaii Koinu with his pooch and the two may be seen interacting on the upper NDS screen. Commands may be scribbled in kana on the touch screen and orders barked into the NDS microphone. To encourage the dog's loyalty to its owner, mini-games and exercises may be enjoyed as a sort of bonding ritual.
The latest DBZ game features over 120 super saiyan from Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT, and Dragon Ball Theater Edition. A total of 16 large battlefields allow fighters to soar and jet around as if they were starring in an episode of DBZ. The freedom of movement in Sparking! allows a fighter to dash away from a battle or close distances quickly. The Story Mode allows for character development and background storytelling, a Versus Mode pits players against each other, and a Tournament Mode starts off with eight fighters which eventually whittles down to two top bruisers. «NCS Game Notes»
All preorders will include a bonus Space Pod digital clock. While supplies last, we will also include the timepiece with new orders.
Early preorders will ship with a bonus Gundam Battle Royale Carabiner which doubles as a keychain or a cellphone strap with the included red twisty strap. Unfortunately we have given them all away as of this morning.
The body of the Lite sports a metallic black sheen and top lid features the sketched imprints of Dialga in gold ink and Palkia in silver ink. The unit ships in an attractive black box with a photo of the NDS Lite on its face. NCS is sold out of this item but if we are able to stock another allocation, we'll update our website with more information.
Why isn't NCS accepting preorders for the 60GB PS3?
According to suppliers in Japan, the 60GB model will be scarce. To be assured that we'll receive the quantities that we need for the launch, they recommended that we submit preorders for the 20GB model which they can supply. Chances of importing the 60GB PS3 appear low at this time.
I thought the 20GB PS3 didn't include an HDMI port?
Sony announced at the Tokyo Game Show that both 20GB and 60GB models will include the HDMI port. The only other difference other than the HDD size is the Wifi functionality out of the box and the Memory Stick/Multimedia Card reader.
Can a Japanese PS3 play USA PS3 games?
Unlikely, but we won't be able to confirm PS3 region lockouts until we test a Japanese console with a USA game and vice versa. NCS is aware of the rumors of "region-free PS3" out there but we're dismissing them.
All remaining Guitar ASC preorders are shipping today and emails will be sent out by 2PM EST with an order confirmation and UPS tracking details. Shipment tracking will be activated after 8PM EST once the packages are scanned into the distribution hub.
NCS ordered a surplus quantity of the guitars and we have a buffer quantity for new orders to ship this afternoon. Due to the large carton size for the Guitar ASC, NCS recommends only shipping by UPS Ground if you reside in the USA and normal USPS Airmail for our international customers. Pricing remains at US$289 + shipping.