Friday, August 01, 2008
Please note that we're sold out of the GA-KO Alarm Clock but we're expecting a second batch by next Wednesday or Thursday of next week to fill new orders that have been submitted in the past couple of days. Pricing remains at US$36.50. «NCS Photo Gallery»
Selling is the name of the game but Tiko also has to contend with the competition, product development, and compete in various contests to show her retail management mettle. There's even the occasional mishap to test Tiko's resolve in staying the course. Once the shop is profitable, expansion plans may be drawn up to expand shelf space and stock ever more exotic items which command a premium price.
» ARC Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Generation of Heroes (We want this)
» ARC Street Fighter IV
» DS Knights in the Nightmare
» PS3 Way of the Samurai 3
» PS2 Persona IV continuing coverage
» PSP Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G merchandise galore
» ARC Jubeat - a new coin-op rhythm game that uses touch screens
» ARC Quest of D - The Battle Kingdom - a new Sega coin-op RPG
» X360 Infinite Undiscovery
» X360 The Last Remnant
» X360 Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope
The teaser preview page for the October issue shows off Biohazard 5.
«©NCSX» The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and/or events:
» NDS Hero’s Saga Laevatein developed by Gunho Works.
» PS2 Devil Summoner: Kuzunoha Raidou vs the King of Abaddon.
» NDS Sankokushi Taisen Sora earns 8/8/8/8 and Fire Emblem: Shin Ankoku Ryuu to Hikari no Ken fares even better with 9/8/8/9 in the Reviews section. The new Zero (Fatal Frame) game for Wii that arrived yesterday gets a 9/9/8/8 in the Cross Review section.
» Bonus insert which checks out 100 top notch Nintendo DS games.
» Page 188 checks out local eateries and their offerings
» A close-up of cover idol Konno Narumi who sings, acts, and dances
» Wii Space Invaders Get Even (500 Wii Points)
NCS is accepting orders for yearly subscriptions to Weekly Famitsu only. Additional details and rates may be found on our order link.
Aki Itou is a pink-haired 15 year old high school student who lives by herself in a drab apartment. One day, Aki is headed home and walking along the beach when she bumps into a mysterious stranger. He's dressed like an Arabian prince of some sort with robes, a turban, and strangely feminine facial features. The Prince tells Aki that he hails from another world known as Merdicia and asks for her hand in marriage. She refuses but the Prince needs an assistant so he can return to his own world. To that end, Aki agrees to help the Prince gather up aura power by interacting and conversing with her fellow students at school. The Prince gives her a strange contraption to fulfill her mission. There are five types of aura that can be collected as follows:
Happiness / Sadness / Anger / Thoughtfulness / Fear
Each type of aura is represented by a colored sphere which features a facial expression. By collecting enough aura, Aki can help the Prince go home and she can stay single. The cast in the game is made up mostly of boys such as Kazuto, Norihisa, and the resident badass Shirahara.
» A pair of earphones which clip on top of your ears and feature the Phantasy Star Portable logo and an insignia. A standard 3.8mm jack connects the earphones to a PSP or other audio equipment.
» Two UMD cases which are decorated with Phantasy Star artwork. Each case holds a single UMD within its confines and protects it from dust and other motes that waft through the air.
» A transparent PSP shell which is designed for the slim PSP-2000 only. Note that the original PSP-1000 won't fit into the case. The top of the shell is imprinted with a blue Phantasy Star logo and the plastic is the rigid type rather than the pliable variety.
The items are packaged in a compact cardboard box as seen to the left. An instruction sheet is included inside just in case you need more information on the items. Pricing is set at JPY2800 or US$28.90 from NCS. All preorders have shipped as of yesterday and new orders are welcome to ship this afternoon.
In Tengai Makyou IV, Rizing teams up with childhood friends and misfits in an quest to seal the demons away. Joining up in the adventure: A girl with psychic powers named Yumemi, a bloated samurai who answers to Zengo, an Indian outcast known as Youno, and an over-the-top cowboy named Ace. Together, the party encounters abnormal situations, chats up an ocean of dialogue, and faces instances of momentary madness. The PSP version of the game ports over nicely from the Saturn original and features the voice tracks and streaming cinemas from the source materiall. A new character is introduced in the game along with her children in the New York scenario which adds more dramatic foil to the adventure.
Since RPGs commonly use the mechanic of leveling up and character attributes to determine the abilities of a hero, Dokapon Kingdom stays true to convention and utilizes experience points to serve as the basis for a character's level and capabilities. In addition to contending against the monsters on the board, the other players in the game also serve as opposition by casting deleterious spells against each other.
Sale Offer: NCS' remaining inventory of SD Gungam G-Generation Cross Drive is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Price: US$18.90 per copy which includes "free shipping" within the US by Media Mail Service.