Friday, December 24, 2010

 MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1152 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The January 13, 2011 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Namco is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Tales franchise by announcing a new game in the series titled, Tales of Zillia which is headed to the Playstation 3 in 2011. An interview with the developers is included.
» Previews for PSP Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix and PSP Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection.
» Famitsu reviews DS
SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha - Shadow or Light (8/8/8/8).
» The 2010 Awards for best games will be given out soon in a future issue of the magazine but until then, a look back at the Famitsu Awards for 2005-2009 are presented so readers can reminisce and reflect. 
» A chronicle of notable events for the 12 months of 2010 may be viewed on pages 64 to 87 which are followed by 2011 projections.
» PSP The Third Birthday game walkthrough and details.
» Sit-down meals at eateries are shown in this week's PICK UP FOOD.
» PS3 Catherine preview and two pages worth of screenshots.

 TOYS One Piece Portrait of Pirates Jinbei - New Import

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The One Piece manga/animation property has introduced fans to numerous characters who had cranky dispositions, heroic hearts, or odd appearances. NCS categorizes Jinbei in the "odd appearance" category because he's colored blue, blubbery, and has webbing on his hands and feet. As if that wasn't enough, Jinbei also possesses a face that only a mother could love thanks to the tusks that protrude from his mouth and Jin's perennial angry demon face. Won't easily find a smile on that mug.

   Megahouse is inducting Jinbei into its popular Portrait of Pirates series of toys which is known for its build quality and well-sculpted forms. Jinbei measures 25cm or 9.84" tall which is roughly 1/10 scale since series creator Eiichiro Oda lists his "actual" height at 301cm. A crimson
hippari is wrapped around Jinbei's prodigious girth which is tied together with a blue sash. Beneath the hippari, witnesses may view a few red tats that are etched on Jinbei's skin. Preorders have shipped as of yesterday.

General Updates

Virtual On Force - Asian Territory
   We received a new shipment of the Virtual On Force today but the version that arrived is the Asian-territory version of the game which does not include the bonus DLC code or the bonus Border Break booklet. The Asian-territory version of the game is priced at US$59.90 instead of US$65.90 for the Japanese version.
    The Asian-territory version of the game is still the Japanese software but is distributed within Asian regions. Similar to the Japanese-territory version which arrived yesterday, the Asian-territory release is Region-Free.
UPS Holiday Schedule
Due to the Christmas holiday, UPS is not picking up any Ground packages today but normal Ground shipping will resume on Monday.
Virtual On Force Premium
A small batch ^ may arrive next week and we'll contact everyone who requested a backorder once we know for sure.
Seasons Greetings
NCS wishes everyone Happy Holidays.