NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» In a world known as Agarest, five continents hold sway over the lineage of a family which spans five generations. The game starts off with an aristocrat-cum-knight named Leonhardt who's decked with feathered hair and wears a crisp military uniform with white Versace overcoat. Leonhardt has been assigned to a guard post but deserts the military life after much disenchantment with the ravages of war. In the process of going AWOL, he's mortally wounded by a conspiracy of events but he's given a second chance at life by a deity named Dishana. In exchange for his services and loyalty, Leon is revived and made into a Soul Container which allows him to live a normal life and sire offspring with one of three possible maidens (Fyuria, Elaine, and Luana) to continue his bloodline.
Agarest Senki mixes interaction with tactical turn-based battles where Leonhardt hunkers down to strategize on skirmishes and then develops a relationship with a girl. After Leonhardt's chapter is over, his son Radius takes over the family business and woos a bride to continue the bloodline... and so on and so forth for a total of five generations. In a twist on the theme of family, the hero in a later generation can resurrect his forebears at the Alchemist Guild and have them join the party as a team member. When Leon's son Radius becomes the protagonist, he'll have to find the Forbidden Book (Vol. 1) to bring Leon or, in our game, Fyuria back to life.
The European localization of Agarest: Generations of War will be published by Ghostlight Ltd in the UK and is playable in English as well as a number of other languages spoken on the European continent. Preorders are welcome to ship on August 21, 2009 at £29.99 or US$46.90 from NCS. Please note the release date is tentative and may change.
Monday, June 22, 2009
NCS Preorder Synopsis
©NCSX» The e-Capcom exclusive version of Fate Unlimited Codes Portable includes a bonus 32-page art booklet (B5 size) titled "Fate Unlimited Codes Artworks" which features full page artwork and smaller character portraits of Saber, Rin, Sakura and assorted friends from the Fate Stay franchise. The book includes a clear dust jacket which features decorative lilies.
The PS2 conversion of Fate Unlimited Codes from last year included a Tutorial Mode, a Practice Mode with CPU modifiers, a Mission Mode, and an Extra Mode which contains a visual collection and movies. The upcoming PSP port of the game features all of the PS2 modes along with new game system elements such as the Reflect Dash move for additional strategic considerations that rejiggers the balance of the game, multi-player ad hoc mode, and new costumes. Product SKU: A10001572
©NCSX» The latest issue of Famitsu features coverage on the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:
» More details on the characters you'll meet in Monster Hunter 3-tri.
» Famitsu reviews PSP Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono 2 (7/6/6/6), PS3 Rorona no Atelier: Arland no Renkinjutsushi (7/8/7/8), X360 Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta (7/8/7/7), PS3 BlazBlue (7/7/8/8), PS3 Bionic Commando (9/7/9/9), and PS3 Agarest Senki Zero (6/7/7/7).
» Continuing coverage on Dragon Quest IX and the voice talent.
» The Monthly Wii review checks out new Virtual Console releases including the original Final Fantasy, R-Type, Arkanoid, and Splatterhouse.
» Photo spread on actress and Pocky lover Kutsuna Shioli.
» Preview for PSP Macrass Ultimate Frontier which looks good.
» This week's Pick Up Food section is about prepackaged curry including Spice Resort Green Curry, Bon Neo Curry, and what's available from Curry House Coco. If you look at the opposing page, you'll see a hoagie which contains noodles inside. That's good eatin'.
NCS Sale of the Week Offering: June 22, 2009
Original Release in Japan: June 25, 1994
«©NCSX» New and factory packaged Capcom Pad Soldier for the Japanese Super Famicom (16-bit) which features a somewhat twisted design. The d-pad on the left part of the controller is level with the handgrip but the buttons on the right are on an ovoid platform which is angled roughly 20° askew. The pad feels comfortable despite its unconventional design.
NCS' remaining inventory is brand new and factory sealed in the original cardboard-backed blister pack. The condition of the packaging is excellent with no signs of weathering or denting though they've been in warehouse storage for the past 15 years.
Pricing per Capcom Pad Soldier is set at US$19.90 each. If you reside in the USA, NCS recommends USPS Priority Mail shipping for the most economical domestic service. International customers are encouraged to select USPS First Class Airmail at a cost of approximately US$11.
Product SKU: CP-S01CAN
JAN Code: 4976219170048
Japanese Product Name: カプコンパッドソルジャー
Manufacturer: Capcom / Conceptual Design by ASCII
Compatibility: Nintendo Super Famicom (Japanese)