NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Get your chop-socky on with Sony's upcoming Kung-Fu Rider which plants players upon an office chair with wheels. Not an aesthetically pleasing Aeron but the squat old school kind of chair that's found in old-timers' offices. The chair isn't situated safely in an office setting but on the mean streets of an Asian metropolis filled with shanty shops and cluttered streets where fearless pedestrians saunter beneath the shining sun. Then there are the Chinese Triad gangsters decked out in their natty suits, Terminator sunglasses, and the ingrained DFWM attitude. They look like they're going to be trouble.
The gangsters' collective bad attitude isn't going to be your problem however. You don't have the inclination to coddle them or accede to their demands. No, you're rolling down the street on an office chair and you'll be damned if goons are going to ruin your ride. You're going to kick and slap your way through all obstacles and opposition by using the Playstation Move. By making motions with the Move in front of the Playstation Eye, players contort the onscreen protagonist into lean-back positions, kicks, and double kicks. Gamers can also grind rails like Tony Hawk, grab big air, and perform spins on the chair as it hurtles down the byways and throughways of Hong Kong.
Questions & Answers
Q: I thought this game was based in Japan?
Nah, it's Hong Kong. Peruse some of the screenshots on the net and look at the signage on the shops. See those squiggly lines that sort of look like broken Spaghetti-Os? That's Chinese. For more evidence, look for the screenshot of the older guy on the side who's standing in front of a shop wearing a white tanktop. That's authentic Hong Kong right there.
Q: The male protagonist looks like Travis Touchdown from NMH!
Yep, that's Tobio and he's an office
buster employee. The girl who bears some resemblance to Chun-Li is named Karin and she's Tobio's secretary. They're both running from the Triads.
Q: They're not running from the Yakuza?
Are you implying that all Triad members and Yakuza look alike?
Q: What's the difference?
Yakuza are Japanese gangsters who operate primarily in Japan. The Triads are Chinese gangsters who operate primarily in Hong Kong and China. Other than the difference in the racial identity of the Japanese and Chinese criminal fraternity, their languages are also different.
Preorders for the Playstation 3 import Kung-Fu Rider are welcome to ship on October 21, 2010 at JPY3800 or US$48.90 from NCS.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
NCS Preorder Synopsis
From the Publisher
This world is called Horodyn, so named for its first king.
At the edge of a village surrounded by a huge forest lies the powerful stone Arcana, the source of all order in the world. It is said that only one with power can acquire Arcana. Slayers annihilate hordes of monsters so that they could lay their hands on Arcana. What power does it hold within? And to what destiny is one with Arcana bound?
Set in a unique and beautiful fantasy world, this new action game with exciting multiplayer gameplay is coming soon. Simultaneous multi-player gaming is available for up to four players, allowing you to team up with friends to face tough monsters and battles together.
The stunning monster artwork in the game has been designed in collaboration with many well-known illustrators who have been successful both abroad and in Japan, including some renowned Square Enix staff. We’ve also launched a new website, lordofarcana.com, where you can go to find out some more info on the game, so go and take a look! Preorders are welcome to ship on October 14, 2010 at JPY5800 or US$66.90 NCS.
NCS Product Synopsis
Original Update: November 4, 2004
Sale Update: August 17, 2010
«©NCSX» Deadly Kasumi. Radiant brown hair, big brown eyes like a doe, and as skilled on the battlefield as any properly trained killer. There's a softer side to Kasumi however. In another life, she could've been an innocent civilian with a normal family and without a legion of cunning ninja on the hunt for her hide. Kasumi might have been someone who looks forward to big holidays, carves pumpkins with a Ginsu, and slurps imitation eggnog dispensed from a paper carton. Someone who dons a Santa cap and matching outfit to ring in Christmas like a champ. Alas, the Fates had other plans and machinations in store for her.
Sale Offer Brand new and factory sealed Dead or Alive Ultimate Kasumi Santa Outfit Gashapon Toy which was originally released in 2004 for the Japanese market. This figure was a special variant from the DOA Ultimate gashapon set manufactured by Bandai. Kasumi measures approximately 4" tall and requires some simple assembly to put the figure together. Kasumi's torso will arrive intact along with her arms and head but you'll have to push her legs into the torso. Kasumi's Santa hat is included as an accessory which may be plopped on top of her head. A display stand with three insertions holes is included for Kasumi's pegged feet. «NCS Photo Gallery»