Monday, November 08, 2010

 MAG Arcadia Vol. 127 - December 2010 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The December 2010 issue of Arcadia Magazine includes coverage of the following coin-ops and arcade industry news in Japan:

» BlazBlue Continuum Shift II character profiles and game info
» Lord of Vermillion II Ultimate Version creator interview
» Tekken Tag Tournament 2 creator interview
» Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS campaign info and "lessons."
» Border Break stats and mission briefing for the first stage.
» Shining Force Cross: Raid preview
» Reflec Beat preview which includes an interview with DJ Yoshitaka
» Interview with Taito's house band, "Zuntata."
» Every copy of the magazine includes a "Darius Burst Another Chronicle" CD which includes three music tracks which are performed by Zuntata.
» This month's Neo Geo Fan Club section includes a fan-submitted piece of work titled, "The Moon" and another inspired by Twinkle Star Sprites.
» Recap of the Super Battle Opera 8th Arcadia Cup Tournament.

 MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1144 - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The November 18, 2010 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» PSP Monster Hunter Portable 3rd continuing preview coverage which includes information on locales, monsters, and the Airu.
» Famitsu ranks NDS Crafting Mama (8/8/6/7), PSP Tactics Ogre: Wheel of Fate (9/9/9/9), PSP
God of War: Koutan no Kokuin (10/9/9/9), PS3/360 Mafia II (7/7/8/7), PS3/360 Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (8/8/7/7).
» The Arcade Game Ch. section of the magazine takes a look at Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS and a new rhythm game from Konami titled "Reflec Beat" which is also featured in the December Arcadia magazine.
» A feature on the "Best" re-releases of 2010 including PSP Dissidia Final Fantasy, PS3 Bayonetta, Wii Okami, and Wii Biohazard 4 Wii Edition.
» Prepackaged snacks like "Rainbow Pocky," "Choco Flake," "Almond Chocolate White," and "Macadamia Meltykiss" are in PICK UP FOOD.
» Famitsu examines the 3D revolution and the technologies and methods behind presenting 3D images.

PS3 Castlevania LoS PS3 Console Value Pack - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The recent reboot of the Castlevania series was well-received. In the game, protagonist Gabriel Belmont wages war against legions of werewolves and vampires. There's drama, antics, and action... sort of like that Underworld movie featuring Kate Beckinsale. The North American version of Castlevania was released last month but the Japanese aren't getting it until next month. Think of it as the continuing ascension of North America's game market versus the erosion of the Japanese market.

   In addition to the Castlevania LoS game by its lonesome, Sony and Konami are planning a special PS3 Value Pack which includes a Charcoal Black 160GB PS3 console, a copy of the Castlevania LoS game, and a copy of Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots. Why MGS4? Well, it's probably because Konami has a ton of MGS4 inventory that isn't going anywhere. An Metal Gear "Reward Ticket (20,000 points)" is also included for added value. Preorders are the bundle are welcome to ship on December 16, 2010.

 PSP Senjou no Valkyria 3 - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Kurt Irving is a member of a special Gallian Army unit known as the "Nameless." Their job is executing covert operations and doing dirty deeds. Kurt's not that into his new position but he bides his time with the goal of returning to his battalion. During the course of his time with the Nameless, he meets a girl named Imuka who changes the course of his life... Preorders are welcome to ship on January 27, 2011

 TRC Juicy Honey Premium Edition 2010 - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Preorders are welcome for the Juicy Honey Premium Edition 2010 collection of cards which feature the following JAV idols:

» Yuu Asakura - a relative newcomer to the JAV scene with 42 movies
» Nana Ogura - Another newcomer who joined the business this summer
» Tsubasa Amami - Big-eyed cutey-pie with nine movies under her belt

   A total of 54 regular cards are featured in the set but there's another 3080 cards that are categorized into "Jersey," "Autograph," and "SP" cards. Furthermore, a total of 4649 cards that are "Photo," "Premium Autograph," "Pinky Spot," "Autograph Photo," "Nipple Stamp," "Cheki," "Message," and the highly valuable "DNA" cards. Due to the thousands of cards in Juicy Honey Premium Edition 2010, it would cost a fortune to "collect 'em all" so we think we'll just stick to keeping a big factory case of 10 boxes for ourselves this year.

   Every factory sealed case of 10 will include a bonus in the form of a pair of panties that was worn by one of the girls that's packaged in an ornate plastic container. A cheki (photo) card is also included inside the box of panties. 

   Similar to the Premium Editions sold in previous years, each factory sealed "box" contains three inner boxes and is priced at JPY12,600 or US$159.90 from NCS. Preorders are welcome to ship on or around December 25, 2010 at JPY12600 or US$159.90 from NCS.   

 TOYS Okami-den Chibiterasu Plush Toy - Photo Gallery

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Okami-den Chibiterasu plush is currently sold out but we took a few photos over the weekend of one puppy that we kept for office mascot duties. The photos should have been taken with a model that we contacted on ModelMayhem but she sort of flaked out and didn't show up. Our backup plan? Take the photos inside a vehicle to show the size and scale of the plush against the backdrop of a standard sedan-sized car. The plush is bigger than the biggest Caltoy plushes we've stocked and the tail is floppy. Chibiterasu is also anatomically correct... as you'll witness in our photo gallery - X marks the spot. Preorders have shipped out as of last Friday.

 NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

Craft Mama
Koe de Asoubou Heart Catch Precure
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 Bandai
PSP God of War: Koutan no Kokuin Sony
Tactics Ogre: Unmei no Wa Square
360 Mushihimesama Futari Ver 1.5 (Platinum Collection) Cave

 NEWS Domestic Release Outlook - Arrivals on Tuesday-Thursday

NDS Rune Factory 3 Natsume
  Beyblade Metal Fusion Battle Fortress Hudson
  Call of Duty Black Ops Activision
  Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem Nintendo
  Monster Jam Path of Destruction Activision
PS3 Call of Duty Black Ops Activision
  Monster Jam Path of Destruction Activision
PSP Knights in the Nightmare Atlus
  Monster Jam Path of Destruction Activision
360 Call of Duty Black Ops Activision
Wii Beyblade Metal Fusion Battle Fortress Hudson
  Call of Duty Black Ops Activision
  Family Feud Decades Ubisoft
  Monster Jam Path of Destruction Activision
  Nickelodeon Fit 2K Play
  Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 Ubisoft