Monday, October 13, 2008
The latest shooter to be announced is DoDonPachi Daioujou Black Label Extra which is a vertical shooter that features glossy visuals, a host of new modes such as the Racing Mode, and a Replay function so you can view your performance after a stage has been conquered.
A distinguishing factor of the DoDonPachi games has always been the streams of bullets which emanate from enemies. Basically, the streams of bullets serve as moving mazes which gamers have to twitch through in order to survive. Enemy bullets radiate in spray patterns, in direct streams, and even in radiating blooms which criss-cross the path of other bullets for cramped and tricky situations. As a bonus for fans of the series, Cave includes the original version of DoDonPachi Daioujou (which has heretofore only been released for the PS2) on the DVD. Preorders are welcome to ship on December 25, 2008 at JPY6800 or US$65.90 from NCS
NCS Product Synopsis
Cover Date: October 24, 2008
«©NCSX» The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and/or events:
» Famitsu lays out the details on Nintendo's upcoming DSi.
» Interview with developer of Gran Turismo 5.
» Photos of three Sackboy PS3 bundles being offered in Japan.
» Street Fighter IV 7-page article from the Tokyo Game Show.
» Preview of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time for DS.
» The Review Crew ranks Away Shuffle Dungeon (8/8/7/8), Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 2 (9/8/8/9), Culdcept DS (9/7/8/9), Yattaman DS 2 (7/6/6/7) and Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Gundam Meisters (6/6/6/6).
» Preview for Quantum Theory on the PS3.
» Famitsu goes to the Tokyo Game Show 2008 and brings back photos, game lists from publishers, and previews of what's in the pipeline.
» Road to Famicom feature checks out Space Invaders and the Atari 2600.
| Room Palette Skyrium |
Another batch of the Skyrium has arrived and all backorders will ship today. For customers who backordered the Aqua Rain bath toy recently, we should receive a new shipment later this week.
| KORG DS-10 |
European musicians are now able to purchase KORG DS-10 locally without having to import the software from Japan. An American release is scheduled for November 4, 2008.
| Japanese 2009 Calendars |
NCS won't be stocking any Japanese 2009 calendars but we thought the selection being offered this year was interesting. View what's available in Japan in today's gallery. Warning: Some calendars are adult-themed and may depict blurry boobs on JAV idols. You'll need to squint to see them but they're there so some images may be NSFW.
| Columbus Holiday |
The U.S. Postal Service is observing Columbus Day so no postal shipments will be dispatched today. Normal shipping will resume tomorrow.
NCS Product Synopsis
Original Update: November 20, 2004
«©NCSX» Hori releases an 8M memory card for the Playstation 2 which is decorated with a partial cast from Capcom Fighter Jam who stand against a crimson backdrop. We see Ryu, Sakura, Demetri, and three others. Bundled inside the blister pack is a red wristband printed with the Capcom Fighting Jam logo and a compact memory card case that holds exactly one memory card. A memory card label is also included which may be affixed to the memory card. The wristband is woven from cotton with an elastic band so that it stretches and may also be used as a headband.
NCS' remaining inventory of the Capcom Fighting Jam Memory Card for the Playstation is new, factory packaged, and in excellent condition. Japanese memory cards can be used on European and American Playstation 2 consoles. Pricing is set at US$30.90 per unit which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S.