Thursday, January 21, 2010

TOYS Atari Joystick Gum Tin - New Product, In Stock

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Have a hankering for old school non-ergonomic joysticks? Steady your gaze at the Atari Joystick Gum Tin which is shaped like the original Atari 2600 joystick which pops open to reveal a gang of fruit flavored gum. The stick on top of the tin is movable thanks to the rubbery base upon which it sits but the button is non-functional and won't depress no matter how hard you thumb it. The base of the joystick measures 2.50 x 2.375" in area and the hollow yet sturdy stick rises 2.125" above the base.
The ingredients in the gum include sugar, lemon flavor, strawberry flavor, and peppermint flavor. Does the gum taste good? No, since the artificial flavors don't taste like the actual flavors they're trying to simulate. All preorders have shipped yesterday and new orders are welcome.

NDS Minna no Suizokukan - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Managing a venue similar to SeaWorld isn't easy but someone's got to do it and in Minna no Zuisokukan, you're the man or woman for the job. Dolphins are popular attractions which will bring in the crowds but there's also penguins, turtles, sea otters, sharks, and whales that live and play in the theme park. All of the animals will need love, attention, and care so daily duties include cleaning, feeding, and interacting with the animals who'll bond with their handler. In addition to tending to the theme park, players can also build and decorate small aquariums and fill them with Angelfish, Arowana, Angler Fish, and other fish species.
Preorders are welcome to ship on March 25, 2010 at JPY4800 or US$53.90 from NCS.

NDS Crayon Shinchan Obaka Daininden Susume! Kasukabe Ninjatai!

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Shinosuke Nohara aka Shin-chan is an irascible ass-shaking lad who has thick eyebrows, beady eyes, and the power to conquer enemies with flatulence, high jumps, and shameless antics. Shin-chan has appeared in three Nintendo DS platform games already and he's about to do his thing in yet another adventure which ships in March 2010.
Crayon Shinchan Obaka Daininden Susume! Kasukabe Ninjatai!, Shin-chan is joined by supporting characters such as Tōru Kazama who helps Nohara go airborne, Masao Sato, Nene Sakurada, and his mother Misae Nohara. With the help of his friends and family, Shin-chan can overcome most obstacles and adversities encountered in the game. Banpresto also promises a lot of mini-games to engage in. Preorders ship on March 18.

PS3 Initial D Extreme Stage [Best] - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» It's been six years since Sega released Initial D: Special Stage on the PS2. The game sold very well and a number of printings were made to fill demand in Japan, Asia, and abroad. When Initial D: Extreme Stage was released on the Playstation 3 roughly two years ago, the game sold well with a positive reception throughout the territories that NCS ships to.
PS3 Initial D: Extreme Stage is based on Initial D Arcade Stage 4 which was originally built on Sega's Lindbergh coin-op hardware. The game features seven main courses such as Lake Akina and Irohazaka but if you factor in the variations, the course count runs up to 28 tracks
. There's 23 vehicles that may be driven including the Toyota Trueno GT-APEX (AE86), Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution III (CE9A), Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec II (BNR32), and the Honda Civic Type R (EK9). Finally, a total of 23 drift-savvy rivals provide drama and adversity for racing fans to contend with.
Preorders for the "Best" re-release of Initial D Extreme Stage are welcome to ship on March 11, 2010 at JPY3800 or US$45.90 from NCS.

PSP Eve the First: Burst Error - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Ace private dick Kojiro Amagi and his partner in crime, government agent Marina Hojou, have collaborated on various missions throughout their respective careers. Kojiro's a hard luck detective with a thin client list while Marina is an ace agent who has solved nearly every case she has been assigned. One day while on a case, the dynamic duo stumble onto something bigger and more sinister than anything they've worked on before.
Eve Burst Error was originally released for the Japanese PC in 1995 and the game was upgraded and converted for the Sega Saturn in 1997. The game has sold over 350,000 copies in Japan and has spawned a number of sequels. In 2003, a Playstation 2 remake titled Eve Burst Error Plus was released which featured updated visuals, animations, and aurals. Fast forward to 2010 and Kadokawa Shoten returns to the till for another remake - this time on the portable confines of the PSP.
The visual style of Eve the First is a complete revamp over the original game and the producers are adding a new scenario, new supporting characters, and updated music tracks. Preorders are welcome to ship on March 25, 2010 at JPY5800 or US$63.90 from NCS.

NEWS General Updates

Overnight Delays
A flight delay due to "mechanical problems" has delayed our inbound import shipments until tomorrow. All of this week's new Japanese releases and PSP Kingdom Hearts BBS restock will arrive on Friday along with two issues of Weekly Famitsu Magazine.
Espgaluda II Limited Edition
One of our Japanese suppliers may be able to offer us some of their Espgaluda II Limited Edition allocation but we'll post an update by next week if they acknowledge the supply. NCS pre-sold out of the game a few hours after we posted our preorder earlier in the week. To reiterate the status of our Espgalua II LE preorders, everyone's order that has been submitted on our shop already is guaranteed.