Thursday, August 21, 2008
Level 5's latest game mixes RPG elements with soccer action to create a touch-screen sports simulation unlike any other. The cel-shaded visuals used in the game hearken back to the style used in Dragon Quest and Rogue Galaxy. A unique control scheme allows gamers to draw lines and curves on the touch screen which provide the pathways that the soccer players move towards while running on the field.
Japanese publisher Marvelous remakes the Tokyo Majin game for the Nintendo DS and throws in a bevy of graphical updates and CG upgrades. The story is divided into 24 chapters where the main characters interact and stalk their adversaries. Early preorders will include a pair of bonus Tokyo Majin Gakuen chopsticks that were given out in 30% ratio.
» Tokyo Majin Gakuen 10th Anniversary Gallery DVD
» Tokyo Majin Gakuen 10th Anniversary Visual Art Book
» Tokyo Majin Gakuen 10th Anniversary Student Handbook
All of the items are packaged in a special cardboard container that's decorated with gilded artwork of animals including a phoenix, a tiger, and a dragon. A pair of red chopsticks will also be given away in 60% ratio.
Sigma is more of a detective rather than a fighter so his battles are fought by a partner named Neon who attacks using a deck of action cards which are flipped out during encounters. Players roam around an isometric world while occasional animated sequences move the story along.
Early reservations will include a bonus DVD in 30% ratio.
To add a wrinkle to their collective dilemma, everyone in the room has also been latched with an electronic necklace which encircles their necks. Each person must complete their assigned objective within 3 days or the electronic device will effectively decapitate the wearer.
By using interactive conversation and choices, the protagonist Sakumi Himehagi navigates through the four scenarios in the adventure. Since some of the characters in the game have been given objectives that require sabotage and murder, the interaction with those characters may not be straightforward or safe. Killer Queen also features the "Bet System" where players may wager on which character survives the Secret Game.
Original Update: April 1, 2003
«©NCSX» Kanako, Shinobu and Naru play ping pong in Sega Toys' latest release in the Love Hina product line. Each figure measures roughly 8" tall and is styled beautifully with clean curves and smooth lines. The figures are packaged in a cardboard tray, wrapped in crinkly plastic, and held down by twisty wire.
Product Update: August 21, 2008
Please note today's product offering is only for the Naru Narusegawa figure shown in the photos. Naru's compatriots of Kanako and Shinobu sold out about a year ago and are no longer available for restock from Japan.
NCS Sale Offer
NCS' remaining inventory of the Love Hina Again: Naru Narusegawa Ping Pong Figure is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Price: US$12.90 per figure which includes "free shipping" within the United States by USPS Media Mail Service. «View Larger Photos»