Monday, November 06, 2006

KOF Maximum Impact 2 Gashapon Series 2

The femme fatales from King of Fighters Maximum Impact 2 bare their souls in Yujin's gashapon collection. The gals featured in the set are as follows (From left to right in the group photo): Athena Asamiya, Ninon Beart, Lily Kane, Kula Diamond, Mai Shiranui, and B. Jenny. The figures measure approximately 4" tall and are constructed from parts that are bolted and plugged together. The quality is surprisingly good given the low price point of gashapon toys and the girls wear detailed clothing and have faces that are painted perfectly. «NCS Photo Gallery»

PS3 Launch Advisements Pending

Suppliers in Japan and Hong Kong will update NCS about any shortages or price changes for the PS3 in the next couple of days. Sony recently dropped the launch quantity in Japan from 100,000 to 80,000 units which bodes ill for the availability of the console although we haven't received any alerts or notices yet. Please wait for further news.
We are perturbed with the pricing situation at one H.K. based retailer which is supplying 20GB PS3 models at US$1499 and 60GB units at US$1899. It's doubtful that NCS' pricing will reach those levels although we're guessing things will take an "anything goes" atmosphere soon.

Japanese import outlook

NDS 200 Mannin no KanKen: Tokoton Kanji Nou IE Institute
Black Jack: Hi no Tori Hen Genki
Me de Unou wo Kitaeru: DS Sokudoku Jutsu Milestone
Mezase! Shoujo Manga Ka! Chao Manga School TDK Core
PS2 I's Pure Konami
Mai-Kinoto Hime Sunrise
Mai-Kinoto Hime Limited Edition Sunrise
SP2000 Series Ultimate Vol. 33: Ururun Quest D3
SP2000 Series Ult. Vol. 34: Sakigake!! Otokojuku D3

USA Release Outlook

NDS Elite Beat Agents leads preorders for the week. Although the game is based on NDS Tatakae Osu Ouendan, Nintendo has Americanized the game with "Western" characters and a storyline about a secretive agency that helps hapless citizens in need of assistance. The gameplay runs the same as Ouendan with tap-tap action and the occasional stylus swerve.
PS2 Sega Genesis Collection includes 28 games from the 16-bit era such as Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi and Vectorman 2.
GBA Final Fantasy V Advance Square
Sims 2 Pets EA
Winx Club: The Quest for Codex Konami
NDS Bomberman Land Touch Atlus
Digimon World Bandai
Elite Beat Agents Nintendo
My Frogger Toy Trials Konami
Winx Club: The Quest for Codex Konami
PS2 Call of Duty 3 Activision
Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2 Atari
Guitar Hero II Activision
Guitar Hero II + Guitar Bundle Activision
Hard Rock Casino Crave
Sega Genesis Collection Sega
SOCOM U.S. Navy Seals Combined Assault Sony
Sopranos THQ
Sopranos Collector's Edition THQ
Tony Hawk's Project 8 Activision
PSP Lumines II Buena V.
SOCOM U.S. Navy Seals Fireteam Bravo 2 Sony
XBX Call of Duty 3 Activision
Tony Hawk's Project 8 Activision
X360 Blitz the League Midway
Call of Duty 3 Activision
Gears of War Microsoft
Gears of War Limited Edition Microsoft
Tony Hawk's Project 8 Activision
Viva Pinata Microsoft
Please be advised that all new PSP releases require the installation of firmware v2.81 before the game will boot. The firmware update is included on the game UMD and the upgrade is a simple and quick process.

Shin Sangoku Musou: 2nd Evolution Bonuses

Sale of the Day: New and factory wrapped limited edition PSP carrying case + strap that was included in the deluxe edition of Shin Sangoku Musou 2nd Evolution. The carrying case holds a PSP and has enough extra space inside to hold UMDs, and an AC adapter. We've sold the software but the cases remain. Each order will also include a pack of six SSM art cards which feature the portraits of generals and fighters from the game and may be fitted together to show a larger image.

Pricing is set at US$29.00 per SSM 2nd Evolution bundle which includes USPS Priority Mail shipping anywhere in the contiguous USA. USPS Priority Mail normally delivers in 2-3 days depending on your proximity to our location in New York City. For our international customers, a flat airmail shipping rate of US$11 will be assessed for an order total of US$40. Please disregard the shipping quotation on the checkout form.