Cover Date: October 10, 2008
«©NCSX» The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and/or events:
» Preview of The Another World by Level 5 for the Nintendo DS
» Famitsu scopes out the Playstation Home service on the PS Network.
» Sega takes out a 3-page advert for 7th Dragon and Famitsu pays tribute by doing a 3-page preview for the game on the flipside.
» The Review Crew ranks PSP Ikkitousen: Eloquent Fist (5/6/6/6), Unknown Soldier (5/6/4/5), Disaster (8/8/8/7), and Raiden IV (7/7/7/7).
» The continuing "Road to Famicom" feature gives readers a look at old self-contained video games including the Epoch TV Baseball console which featured a single controller, the Bandai Super Vision 8000, and Nintendo's dedicated Breakout clone which was priced at JPY13500.
» Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii) preview, character profiles, and screenshots.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Cover Date: October 10, 2008
The limited edition of Mana Khemia Portable for the PSP includes a carrying pouch which is packaged with the game in a special box which measures 9 x 9.5 x 2.5". When we received the game this morning, we assumed that there was a bunch of goodies inside but all we got for our heady anticipation was a pouch.
Granted, the pouch is nice but we would have preferred the rumored Philomel Hartung fixed-pose figure which turned out to be false. The pouch is colored black and uses zipper technology to open and close. There aren't special compartments inside the pouch but it's roomy enough to hold a PSP, a bunch of games, AC adapter, and a USB cable. Preorders will ship today and new orders are welcome.
Hudson's latest version of Bomberman allows 2-4 players to link up wirelessly and battle it out with customized Bomberman. Can you design a Bomberman that's versatile enough to tackle all missions, conditions and challengers? Preorders are welcome to ship on December 4, 2008 at JPY4800 or US$48.90 from NCS.
The baseball season's winding to a close and Konami gets ready by announcing Pro Yakyu Spirits 5 Kanzenban which ships in December 2008. The upcoming revision of Pro Yakyu Spirits 5 will include updated team and player stats, accurate uniform representations used during the season, and even stadium renovations that were implemented over the course of the year will be reflected. For example, a spanking new high-definition scoreboard was installed in the Chiba Marine Stadium along with new seating areas and a room for parties.
Konami is accepting preorders for a PS2 and PS3 version of PYS5 Kanzenban and the first production of both editions will include a bonus 2008 Memorial Book which captures the drama, tension, and excitement of the 2008 Japanese pro baseball season. Preorders are welcome to ship on December 4, 2008 at JPY7800 or US$78 from NCS.
From the Publisher - Original Update: Feb 23, 2005
Compete and earn respect in Need for Speed™ Underground Rivals only available on the PlayStation®Portable (PSP™) handheld videogame system. Customize and take on the pinnacle Japanese & American tuner cars in a pursuit of total ownership of the street racing scene. A uniquely designed racing game based on the legacy of the hugely successful Underground series.
All New Tracks & Environments – Compete against your rivals in 10 all new & visually distinct tracks. Each one has been specially designed to maximize the experience on the handheld platform.
Japanese Customs vs. American Muscle Cars – Customize and compete against a host of high performance tuner cars from Japan and America. Take on these rivals and find out who’s best.
Head-to-Head Rivalry – Take on friends and foes in a range of new modes specifically designed for use via Wi-Fi. It’s multiplayer gaming in which you earn respect and own the competition.
New Ways to Go Underground – Brand new game modes that capitalize on the cutting-edge hardware features of the PSP handheld.