Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Zelda no Densetsu: Twilight Princess

Sold exclusively on Nintendo's website, NCS pays retail price and shipping fees for the Japanese version of Twilight Princess on the Gamecube. We're guessing this game will eventually be one of those rarities in the resale market within a few months or years down the line.

From the publisher
When an evil shadow stretches from the heart of Hyrule to its peaceful borderlands, a young farm boy named Link must awaken the hero...and the animal...within. Link, a young man raised as a wrangler in a rural village, is ordered by the mayor to attend the Hyrule Summit. He sets off, oblivious to the dark fate that has descended upon the kingdom. When he enters the Twilight Realm that has covered Hyrule, he transforms into a wolf and is captured. A mysterious figure named Midna helps him break free, and with the aid of her magic, they set off to free the land from the shadows.
Link must explore the vast land of Hyrule and uncover the mystery behind its plunge into darkness. As he does, he'll have to enlist the aid of friendly folk, solve puzzles and battle his way through dangerous dungeons. In the Twilight Realm, he'll have to use his wolf abilities and Midna's magic to bring light to the land.

DS Magnet Stand

When deeply involved with a session of Tank Beat or Futari wa Puricure, your arms may tire after 30 minutes of holding the NDS or NDS Lite in the same position. To help gamers avoid fatigue, Nintendo unleashes the DS Magnet Stand which holds the unit atop a table for you. All you need to do is rest your hands on top of the table near the NDS+Stand and position your thumbs accordingly.
The power of attraction inside the DS Magnet Stand is a set of four magnets and a locking mechanism which bolts a DS Lite to its immense force. The Magnet Stand may be tilted into four viewing angles which range from 25% to 45%. As an added bonus, each order for the DS Magnet Stand includes a weighted stylus with a strap tethered to its top.

Kenkou Ouen Recipe 1000

If you're in the hunt for good eats, Nintendo's new collection of 1050 recipes might just hit the spot. Collecting Japanese, European, Chinese, Italian, and Fusion recipes, NDS owners get a chance to learn how to prepare delicious dishes through the interactive touch screens of the NDS. Along with the name and instructions, the calories per serving is also shown to ensure that you're watching your caloric intake. From the dessert menu, we're anxious to test the Banana Cupcake and Coconut Parfait.
Despite the appeal of the dishes within, please note that this product is entirely in Japanese and knowledge of the language is required in order to read and prepare the dishes within.

Gundam SEED Destiny: Rengou vs. Z.A.F.T. II Plus

The year is C.E. 73 and the peace treaty between ZAFT and the Earth Alliance is two years old and simmering beneath the surface. As Gundam Seed Destiny's storyline kicks off, members of an Earth Alliance group known as "Phantom Pain" steals three mobile suits from a ZAFT installation which eventually boils up into another war.

Originally released in Japanese arcades earlier this year, the latest Gundam Seed release makes it to the PS2 so gamers can enjoy the blazing action in the comfort of their homes. Players team up with a CPU-controlled partner or 2P player in all of the missions where squads of enemy mechs are fought, evaded, and conquered. The action runs fast and battlefield conditions change continually as new enemy mechs enter to replace their fallen comrades. In addition to the standard Arcade mode, the Playstation 2 version features a Fight Mode, a P.L.U.S. Story Mode, a Challenge Mode, and a Gallery which collects artwork of the mechs and pilots, BGM track, and a bevy movies from the game. Most of the items in the Gallery are locked at the outset but samples are available for viewing. «NCS Game Notes»

Ryu Ga Gotoku 2

SPOILERS AHEAD: At the conclusion of the first Ryu Ga Gotoku, Yumi took a bullet intended for her daughter Haruka and the gangster known as Kazuma Kiryu settled all business with the various Yakuza clans. He then left the "life" to live a normal life with the newly orphaned Haruka.

One year after the events of Ryu Ga Gotoku, the Toujoukai mob who ran the rackets in Kantō are weakened by the previous trouble and the assassination of their head dragon, Terada Yukio. Kazuma takes Terada's blood-splattered will and testament to the Kansai region where he encounters a man named Ryuuji Gouda, who is known as the "Dragon of Kansai" and a determined policewoman named Kaoru Sayama...

Ryu Ga Gotoku 2 follows the gameplay conventions of the original game and the loading times are much improved. Kazuma's attacks and movements flow freely which allows him to tackle entire gangs of goons at the same time. At the outset of the game, players engage in two separate training sequences where the basic attacks, heat attacks, and a sweet dodge move are practiced and mastered. «NCS Game Notes»

X360 Blue Dragon Bundle

The Xbox 360 Blue Dragon Bundle includes the following items which are packaged in a big and bulky box.

» Xbox 360 console, cables, cord
» Xbox 360 Blue Dragon game
» Xbox 360 Blue Dragon faceplate
» Toriyama Works Blue Dragon 2007 Desktop calendar

Roughly 50% of our preorders will ship today and the remainder will ship on Thurs-Fri when the rest of our shipments arrive. We expect to have a surplus of Blue Dragon bundles for new orders submitted this week.

Preorder Bonus Change?
When preorders were originally solicited, there was mention of five Blue Dragon figures that were to be included with the B.D. Bundle but this appears to have changed. As mentioned earlier, the preorder bonus is actually a 2007 desktop calendar which contains six sheets of Toriyama artwork to view throughout the year. Due to the change, NCS will re-confirm customer preorders via email request today.