Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NDS Navigation Nursing DS - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» In need of a quick career change? The economy got you down? There's always the prospect of becoming a nurse and helping the bedridden become  comfortable and ensure that bedsores never visit your patients. To train up 'n coming nurses, Navigation Nursing teaches proper bedside procedures so patients are comfy and clean. Please note the software is entirely in Japanese. Preorders ship on June 6, 2011.

 PSP Black*Rock The Game Accessory Set - Import Preorder

CS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Black*Rock game for PSP is shipping in August 2011 and it's going to be one of the more popular PSP games this summer based on presales received thus far. To capitalize on the launch of PSP Black*Rock Shooter, Hori is preparing an accessory set which is timed to dovetail with the release of the game. Three bonuses are included in the accessory set as follows:

» Black*Rock Shooter Black Hard Pouch for PSP-3000 only
» Black*Rock Shooter PSP Clear Case 
» Black*Rock Shooter 3-piece headphone set

   Preorders are welcome to ship on August 25, 2011 at JPY3791 or US$58.90 from NCS.

 PSP Black*Rock The Game Accessory Set - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Black*Rock game for PSP is shipping in August 2011 and it's going to be one of the more popular PSP games this summer based on presales received thus far. To capitalize on the launch of PSP Black*Rock Shooter, Hori is preparing a special 4-Gigabyte Memory Stick Duo which is timed to dovetail with the release of the game.

   The front of the memory stick is imprinted with two characters from Black*Rock Shooter and a DLC code is included which allows the download of Black*Rock wallpaper and an original costume theme for the Black*Rock game. The memory stick may be used with the PSP-1000, PSP-2000, and PSP-3000 models. 

   Preorders are welcome to ship on August 25, 2011 at JPY3315 or US$56.90 from NCS.

 NEWS General Updates

Famitsu Wave DVD Magazine - Suspension
   Enterbrain has stopped the publication of Famitsu Wave DVD Magazine temporarily due to the lingering effects of last month's earthquake. NCS will update accordingly once publication resumes for the magazine.  
Espgaluda 2 Black Label - Platinum (More Restock)
   Another shipment of the X360 Espgaluda 2 Platinum Hits arrived this morning and any backorders received over the weekend will ship today. Similar to the original printing of the game, the game remains region-free and playable on North American as well as European Xbox 360 consoles.
Playstation Network Tickets
Japanese Playstation Network tickets in denominations of JPY3000 and JPY5000 are available.
Post-Memorial Day
   Yesterday was the Memorial Day holiday in the States. Outgoing shipping will resume today and all orders received over the 3-day weekend are shipping this afternoon.

 NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

BioHazard: The Mercenaries 3D
  Sudoku to 3-Tsu no Puzzle: Nikoli no Puzzle Hudson
Touch!! Double Pen Sports Bandai
Scared Rider Xechs Stardust Lovers RED
PS3 Sengoku Basara 3 - Best Capcom

Thursday, May 26, 2011

 Wii Pandora no Tou Kimi no Moto e Kaerumade - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The land of Elysium in the year 511 A.D. is an unforgiving place. It's dark, dank, and smells of freshly flayed flesh. It's horrific like that. Who's doing the flaying of fresh flesh? Well, one of the perpetrators is a lad named Ende who's an adventurer armed with a grappling chain-whip. By lashing the whip, Ende can swing from bastion to bastion and reach precipices that wouldn't otherwise be assailable. Ende doesn't use the flesh for nourishment or ritual voodoo however. No, the flesh is for his companion Ceres who relies on eating it to fend off a curse that is slowly transforming her body and changing her into an animal. Ceres was once a priestess who became a victim of a beastly curse. When Ende first finds her, she's unconscious after a vicious attack on the royal capital. Ende's ultimate goal is curing Ceres of the curse and he quests within Pandora's Tower to find a solution for her ails.

Pandora no Tou Kimi no Moto e Kaerumade is an action-RPG which was developed by the makers of the Jump Superstars franchise, Ganbarion. Players explore, whip monsters, and rend the flesh from their carcasses. The game may be played with the Remote and Nunchuk combo or with only the Classic Controller.

3DS One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The two One Piece Unlimited Cruise games were released on the Wii back in 2008 and 2009. In the game, players initially took control of Luffy and eventually got to control the other members of the Straw Hat Pirates where they explored a series of islands such as Desert Island and Marsh Island.

Bandai brings both Unlimited Cruise games to the Nintendo 3DS and squeezes them onto a single game card. New to the game is the obvious stereoscopic effect of the visuals, the addition of new characters, and an improved user control interface. Bandai boasts 50 hours of exciting and enjoyable game play.

 NEWS General Updates *Redux*

Akai Katana Shin - Regular Shipments
   Remaining backorders for the regular and limited editions of Akai Katana Shin are shipping today with the arrival of the regular shipments of the game. Please note that Akai Katana Shin is currently sold out to new orders but we'll restock again next week.

Espgaluda 2 Black Label - Platinum (Restock)
   All backorders for X360 Espgaluda 2 Platinum Hits will ship this afternoon. Similar to the original printing of the game, the game remains region-free and playable on North American as well as European Xbox 360 consoles.

Playstation Network Tickets
   With the PSN back in business, we've restocked another batch of the Japanese Playstation Network tickets in denominations of JPY3000 and JPY5000. New orders placed today will be processed and fulfilled by way of emailed image attachment. If you don't see the ticket, please check your Junk Email folder in case it was forwarded there by your email program.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

 X360 Akai Katana Shin - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Cave originally released Akai Katana Shin in Japanese arcades back in August 2010 and the publisher shuttles the game over to the Xbox 360 for the home audience. Akai Katana is a side scrolling shooter where copious amounts of buckshot are present on the screen at any one time. The player's prerogative is to twitch through mazes of laser fire while returning counterfire to dispatch enemy ships. The end of each level is guarded by a boss who's more formidable than the minions that attacked before him.

New features in the Xbox 360 home conversion include one new stage featuring a spanking new boss named Nazuna Ayase, a 16:9 aspect ratio screen option, and upgraded visuals. Please note that the first printing of the game ( Regular and Limited) is packaged with a DLC code for appending brand new voices to the game.

Japanese Product Name: 赤い刀 真
Region Lock-out
Please note Japanese Xbox 360 games will not boot on USA or European Xbox 360 consoles due to the inherent region-lockout on Japanese X360 game discs.

 PSP Queen's Blade Spiral Chaos - Best - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» A bevy of lovelies from the Queens Blade works gather together not to pose and preen but to engage in an action-adventure of epic proportions. Literally. Queens Blade is built on the Super Robot Wars game engine where the player's party goes from mission to mission and battles opposing forces on tactical grids. When an attack is ignited, the attacker is shown in a fluid animated sequence where she swings a sword and damages her enemy. Visions of undulating bosoms are a common theme throughout the tactical sequences where the girls' "girls" move with compelling bouncing energy. During the attack sequences between warriors, split-second glimpses of exposed thighs and legs are also displayed. The characters featured in Queen's Blade Spiral Chaos:

» Leina - A wandering blonde warrior maiden (CV: Ayako Kawasumi)
» Tomoe - Shinto shrine maiden who resembles Koyori (CV: Mamiko Noto)
» Risty - Ginger-haired bandit inspired by Red Sonja (CV: Yuko Kaida)
» Nanael - Angelic blue-haired girl with a pair of wings (CV: Aya Hirano)
» Melona - Pink-haired changeling who spits acid from an unusual place
» Irma - Lithe and athletic assassin with a healthy tan (CV: Yui Kano)
» Nowa - Wild-eyed protector of nature (CV: Mikako Takahashi)

... and many more for a total of 19 characters. The protagonist is a girl named "Cute" who travels with a manservant named Jan. Similar to the SRW games, the story diverges into different routes depending on choices made during the game and the outcome of battles.

 NEWS General Updates

Espgaluda 2 Black Label - Platinum (Restock)

   All backorders for X360 Espgaluda 2 Platinum Hits will ship this afternoon. The game remains region-free and playable on North American as well as European Xbox 360 consoles.

Akai Katana Shin - Early Arrival
   Due to an early shipment of X360 Akai Katana Shin, most preorders for the regular and limited editions of the game are shipping today. Any remaining preorders will be processed and shipped tomorrow when our normal shipments of the game arrive. If you chose UPS overnight delivery for your preorder, please look out for the game tomorrow. Tracking numbers will be updated before 6PM EST today.

Playstation Network Tickets
   With the PSN back in business, we've restocked another batch of the Japanese Playstation Network tickets in denominations of JPY3000 and JPY5000. New orders placed today will be processed and fulfilled by way of emailed image attachment. If you don't see the ticket, please check your Junk Email folder in case it was forwarded there by your email program.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

 NDS All Kamen Rider Rider Generation - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» This year 2011 represents the 40th Anniversary of the Kamen Rider franchise which was born all the way back in 1971. The Riders captured the imagination of Japan's television rabble and created cottage industries in toys and assorted merchandising. To celebrate such a long and fruitful harvest, Bandai gathers together all 25 Kamen Rider series and pits a total of 27 Riders against legions of enemies, henchmen, and bosses who have appeared in the Kamen Rider serials.

The action takes place on free-roaming stages where the Riders ramble around and punch, kick, and use special powers against their hapless foes. The Riders can also perform combo attacks which whack motley enemies en masse. Like the Three Stooges, except in triplicate. Preorders are welcome to ship on August 04, 2011.

 NDS Okami-den Chiisaki Taiyo - Best - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Nine months after the events in the original Okami adventure, Amaterasu's work is done and she's retired from the hustle and bustle of gaming. However, Amaterasu has had a baby in that time - a pup with powers named Chibiterasu. During that time, Susano and Kushi also had a child named Kuni. In Okami-den, Chibiterasu and Kuni team up together to battle new villains and malcontents who are assailing the land of Japan.

When traveling the world, Kuni sits on Chibiterasu's back even though Kuni's about the same size as Chibi. The Celestial Brush returns along with special techniques to rejuvenate damaged items, slashing obstacles, and bloom to resuscitate flora. Preorders ship on June 28.

 PSP Taiko no Tatujin Portable Dx Memory Stick Pro Duo 4Gb

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» A couple of years ago, 4GB memory sticks cost over $200 and were considered massive. Fast forward to 2011 and 4GBs is nothing in this world of pervasive files, burgeoning data streams, and never ending content creation. Even though 4GB ain't squat noawadays, it's still enough to store a lot of PSP data saves and Namco sanctions a Taiko no Tatsujin themed memory stick for the Japanese market. The front of the memory stick features a triumphant Taiko along with the Taiko no Tatsujin Porable DX logo. Bonus content included in the memory stick are the Kaze no Fantasy song and an original costume code for TNT Portable DX.

 TOYS Persona 3 Aegis Chogokin Figure - Import Preorder

From the Manufacturer

   Aegis, the female android from the video game title Persona 3 joins the Chogokin series with firing rocket punch gimmick! Set comes with interchangeable face parts x 4, interchangeable hand parts x 3, rocket punch parts, cannon and accessories, as well as special display stand. Rendered with diecast, PVC, POM, and ABS parts.

Series: Soul of Chogokin

Manufacturer: Bandai

Material: Diecast, PVC, ABS

JPY Retail: JPY5000

Size: Nonscale, 17cm tall

Notes: Potential shortage

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late November 2011.

Monday, May 23, 2011

 TOYS Spice & Wolf Holo Figure - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Spice and Wolf light novel, manga, and animated series by Isuna Hasekura follows the adventures of the wolf-goddess Holo and a traveler-trader named Lawrence Croft as they make their way through the world. Holo suffers from amnesia and Lawrence is helping to find her way back home.
   Kotobukiya presents a 1/8 scale (7.66" tall) fixed-pose Holo figure which garbs the wolf deity in a billowy dress which is colored a light mint-green with green accents and a sash which wraps around her waist. Holo's ears pop from the top of her head and a healthy amount of hair flows behind her in a wavy pattern. The other hair that trails behind her hails from her backside in the form of a bushy tail. Holo is mounted on a circular display base . Preorders for the Spice & Wolf Holo Figure are welcome to ship in September 2011 at JPY5800 or US$80.90 from NCS. Due to the size of the figure and packaging, NCS recommend UPS Ground shipping only.

TOYS Yosuga no Sora: Kasugano Sora Kotobukiya Ver. - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the Yosuga no Sora storyline, Sora Kasugano is one half of a pair of twins who was orphaned at a young. Sora's brother Haruka hearkens back to the past in an effort to remember and hold onto what once was. On the other hand, Sora lives in the present and uses her sibling as a sort of crutch. Two sides of the same coin, the Kasuganos rely on each other to withstand the rigors of each day.

   Kotobukiya's upcoming rendition of Sora shows the melancholy waif in a somewhat alluring pose. She's not quite swimsuit model but perhaps Victoria's Secret would give her a go. A black one-piece swimsuit covers Sora but she appears to be in the process of unraveling it. The figure is sculpted by Toshi Hazime to 1/6 scale and measures 13cm or 5.11" tall. Preorders are welcome to ship in late Sept 2011 at JPY6800 or US$90.90.

 PSP Nichijou Uchuujin - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Nichijou was a popular manga published by Kadokawa initially in 2006. In March 2011, the sixth volume of the manga made its way to market which featured the escapades of a group of high school girls. Drawn in popular "moe" style, the students (Yuko, Mio, Mai, and Nano) are wide-eyed and engage themselves in odd situations which are conducive to hijinks and hilarity.

The PSP game is an interactive "Daily Life" adventure which spans 24 scenarios. Preorders are welcome for the Regular Edition of the game as well as a Limited Edition which includes a bonus DLC code, a deck of hanafuda playing cards, and a set of three cellphone straps featuring the characters of the franchise who are each accompanied by a black cat. Preorders for both versions of the game are welcome to ship on July 28, 2011 at JPY5800 (US$68.90)  for the regular edition and JPY7800 (US$100.90) for the limited edition bundle.

 Wii Earth Seeker - Import Preorder (New Solicitation)

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Planet Earth is done. Toast. It's gotten to the point where it can no longer sustain life so the remaining humans decide to take to the heavens and find a new home. While on their journey to find a new planet, the spacecraft suffers difficulties and dives into a somewhat hospitable world. The machinery on the ship begins the process of terra-forming the planet but the machinery's slightly damaged which is causing the flora and fauna to become slightly wonky.
   In the game, players take control of a party who can team up with the planet's Guardians to fight aggressive monsters who are out for blood. The new planet's original denizens are also generally welcoming... Preorders are welcome to ship on June 23
, 2011 (Delayed from April 7) at JPY68.90 or US$78.90 from NCS.

 NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

Red Stone DS Akaki Ishi ni Michibikareshi GameOn
3DS Treasure Report Kikai Jikake no Isan Bandai
Shin Koihime Musou Otome Ryouran
Danball Senki
Level 5
  Mashiro Iro Symphony *mutsu-no-hana Comfort
  Memories Off Yubikiri no Kikou  5pb
Akai Katana Shin
Akai Katana Shin Limited Edition

Friday, May 20, 2011

 3DS Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions - Import Preorder

From the Publisher
   PAC-MAN’s world has been unhinged in PAC-MAN Tilt. Take control of PAC-MAN in twisting 2D platforming levels filled with perilous obstacles, power pellets and wandering ghosts. Using the accelerometer capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS system, players will be able to literally tilt PAC-MAN’s world from side to side in order to solve devious environmental puzzles and sneak past roaming enemies.

   PAC-MAN can also use pinball flippers, spring boards and other objects placed throughout each level to help him reach each level’s goal. Tilting the screen when PAC-MAN has a running start will cause him to roll into a ball, giving him an extra boost of speed and access to narrow tunnels. Strategically using all of PAC-MAN’s abilities will be the only way to complete this all-new and exciting adventure.

   GALAGA 3D IMPACT immerses players into the role of a gunner on a space ship against an all-out war with the dreaded Galaga aliens. Using the Nintendo 3DS system’s gyroscopic and 3D technology, players are able to maneuver their perspective within the seat of the turret to aim and shoot enemies as they try to lay siege against the human race. The player’s real-life movements correspond to the action represented on-screen in an impressive mash-up of arcade shooter and virtual reality.

   PAC-MAN & GALAGA DIMENSIONS will be available this year for Nintendo 3DS. Preorders for the Japanese version of Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions are welcome to ship on June 23, 2011 at JPY4800 or US$58.90 from NCS. JPN Product Title: パックマン&ギャラガ ディメンションズ

 3DS Tales of the Abyss - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
©NCSX» Lead heroes Luke fone Fabre and Tear Grants are joined by a supporting cast in a story which ties together ancient prophecies, factions, and the possible re-release of a wafting terror. The battle system is dubbed the Flexible-Range Linear Motion Battle System where the fighters are able to wander the battlefield after blows and magic attacks. The environments in Abyss are interactive - trees may be felled to create bridges to cross bodies of water and rocks may be destroyed to gain passage to other parts of the game world. Mini games in Abyss include kitchen detail where dishes ordered by customers are shuffled out by pressing the proper buttons, a card game, and other games of chance held inside a casino. Early preorders will include a Dramatic CD which is being given away in 50% ratio.

 MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1172 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The June 2, 2011 issue of Weekly Famitsu contains coverage on the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Famitsu visits the "Level Up Dubai 2011" exhibition and brings news of Tekken Blood Vengeance, Inversion and Ridge Racer Unbounded
» Preview for PS3 The
2nd Super Robot Wars Original Generals which spans seven pages of background information, character profiles, and screenshots. A peek at the Complete BD Box Limited Edition of the game's contents is also included which includes 4 discs.  
» Scoops on 3DS Zelda Ocarina of Time and 3DS Starfox 64 3D.
» Soul Calibur V is shipping sometime in 2012.
» Continuing coverage on PSP Akiba's Trip.
» Reviews for NDS
Red Stone DS (5/5/5/6), 3DS Treasure Report Kikai Jikake no Isan (8/7/8/8), PS3 Troy Musou (8/8/8/7), X360 Akai Kitana Shin (8/8/8/9), PS2 Shin Koihime Musou Otome Ryouran (7/6/6/8), and PS3 Nobunaga no Yabou Tendou with Power-Up Kit (9/9/8/9).
» Crunchy snacks are featured in this week's PICK UP FOOD.

 TOYS To Heart 2 Tamaki Kousaka Race Queen - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Tamaki Kousaka of To Heart 2 fame  is a ginger-maned alpha female who commands respect and admiration. Toy sculptors have used Tamaki's image to create statuesque figures which have found a receptive audience throughout Japan. The latest homage to Tamaki hails from Kaitendoh where she's a race queen garbed in a skimpy orange outfit. Tamaki's pose is airy and would be apt if Aphrodite herself ever gained employment in the field of motor sports.

   The fix-posed Tamaki Race Queen figure is sculpted to 1/12 scale and is fully painted for immediate display. Reservations are welcome to ship in late August 2011 at JPY3675 or US$46.90 from NCS.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

 PSP Akiba's Trip - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the year 201X, a coven of vampires has descended upon Akihabara, Tokyo. They look like the natives - chiseled features, big eyes, and brightly hued hair, and they daywalk... just like the vamp killer known as Blade. Unlike the rest of the Japanese natives however, the vampires - known as the Kaguyashi - burn when their naked skin is exposed to sunlight. That's where you come in, a high-school-aged protagonist who gets embroiled in vampire drama and has to grab, snatch, and tear the clothes off the vamps in order to burn them from the face of the earth. The game is played in interactive sequences, exploration scenarios, and action-packed hand-to-hand combat interludes with ripping of clothes.

   The first production of the game is bundled with an original soundtrack which is being given away by the publisher in 50% ratio.

 PSP Doki Doki Suikoden - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Back in 2001, Irem caught the American spirit of April Fool's and ran a gag on the Japanese gaming public. The shenanigan was titled, "Doki Doki Suikoden" which was supposed to be a dating simulation based in the Suikoden universe. Maidens were to be wooed and otaku were up in arms when it was revealed to be one big joke.

   Fast forward to the 10th Anniversary of the 2001 gag and Irem's serious about Doki Doki Suikoden now. They're so serious that an actual game has been produced which revolves around some mysterious mischief inside a high school. The protagonist teams up with fellow students such as a junior named Kimika Yakumo and a sophomore who answers to Yuko Haizeru. Together, the team investigates the happenings at school and develop romantic feelings for one another.

   The girls in the game wear school uniforms, swimsuits, and gym shorts for a total of over 300 outfits - all of which may be shattered during the course of the game. As an aside, Irem also touts 50 types of socks and underwear that the girls wear in the game. When the hero explores the school, he's accompanied by a trio of fellow students who collaborate to fight enemy agents who are afoot. It is during the battle sequences where the classmates' clothing may be torn asunder. To imbue the heroines with special abilities, the aforementioned 300+ types of outfits may be worn for new talents and skills.

 TOYS Mario Kart Wii Sound Drop Compact - Reissue Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The sounds, chimes, and jingles of the Mario Kart Wii game are captured in Bandai's new Mario Kart Wii Sound Drop Compact Repeat toy collection which ships in April of next year. A total of eight drops are featured in the set which include a "STAR" version, "MYSTERY BLOCK," a "BANANA SKIN" version, "BLUE SHELL" and four others. By pressing a button on each Sound Drop, the sound chip inside each toy plays a sound effect whichs plays for roughly 1-2 seconds in length. To play a variant sound effect that's built into each Sound Drop, press and hold the button to force the chip to retrieve its alternate programmed sound.

   Pricing is set at US$36.90 for the complete set of 8 toys as pictured in the product photo. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

 TOYS Sony Playstation SL Wall Clock - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» If it's always time for Playstation at your house, you might as well go all out and make it official. Taito's upcoming Sony Playstation SL Wall Clock tells the time, Playstation style, and features analog movement and one of two snazzy designs as follows:

» Black clock with a stencil-image of a Dual Shock 3 in the background.
» White clock with the Playstation controller button symbols strewn across the face in two pathways from left to right.

   Each clock measures 33cm or 12.99" in diameter. Please note that a single AA battery is required to operate the clock (not included).

 TOYS Itazura Coin Bank Panda - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Last year around this time, Japanese manufacturer Shine released the Itazura Coin Bank - Mikeniko Kitty Version which featured a coin-grabbing kitty. This year, it's time for a cuddly panda bear to help citizens sink their savings into a safe place. At first glance, the Coin Bank looks like a recreation of a box of biscuits. However, plop a coin on the oval-shaped plate atop the box and the lid creaks open. Next, a panda shoves its paw outwards and slides the coin into the box like a boss. Once the panda's mission is accomplished, the lid of the box slams shut until another coin is laid on top of the bamboo dish.

   The coin bank runs on two "AA" batteries (not included) which are fitted into the hatch on the underside. The bank accepts coins that are 2.70cm in diameter and under. For us Yanks, this capacity accommodates quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. For Japanese folks, the coin bank can accept JPY500, JPY100, JPY50, JPY10, and JPY5 coins. 

 TOYS Final Fantasy Creatures Kai Vol. 3 - New Import

From the Manufacturer
The visually striking Eidolons from Final Fantasy XIII will soon invade your desktop as Final Fantasy Creatures Kai mini statues! Intricately detailed and artfully posed to show the beautiful, flowing nature of Eidolons, this is a must-have set that needs to be seen to be truly appreciated. Each statue is packaged with a corresponding trading card. The figures in Final Fantasy Creatures Kai Vol. 3 are:

» Odin
» Shiva
» Alexander
» Hecatoncheir
» Brynhildr
» Secret Figure - Bahamut.

   The figures measure between
75 ~ 135mm tall. Preorders have shipped as of yesterday and new orders are welcome for a factory sealed box of 8 figures at JPY7800 or US$85.90.

 iPhone Final Fantasy VII Advent Children iPhone 4 Case - New

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» New orders are welcome for two iPhone cases which are based on Cloud Strife and Sephiroth from the FFVII Advent Children property.

» Cloud Strife case which is emblazoned with a Cloudy Wolf imprint
» Sephiroth case adorned with an imprint of a single angel wing

   The silicone cases measure 63 × 113mm (approximate weight: 52g) and are designed for use with the iPhone 4 only. New orders are welcome at JPY2980 or US$46.90 from NCS.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

 X360 Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The year is 2010 A.D. and an invasion of alien insects is in progress. Not just any old insect that buzzes and can be shooed away with a wave of the hand. No, these insects are bigger than mobile homes and have a penchant for rampant destruction. Ants and spiders lead the insect vanguard but powerful robots are also part of the invasion on the planet. The action takes place in New Detroit where 15 missions of exciting insect killing carnage awaits intrepid soldiers.

   When ants are swarming around New Detroit, players might feel a sense of despair as the insects scrabble everywhere and attack buildings in creepy, crawly fashion. Players may engage in a Campaign mode, a Remix Campaign mode, and an online Survival Mode. A cooperative for two players allows gamers to destroy insects in split-screen mode. Players can also opt to challenge themselves by ramping the difficulty level to "Hard" or "Inferno" if they're looking for more intensity in their insect killing activities. Similar to earlier Earth Defense Force games, the backgrounds are interactive in that buildings may be leveled once they've taken enough damage. Preorders are welcome to ship on July 7, 2011.

 3DS Bikkuriman Kanjuku Haoh Sanmi Douran Sensouki - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Confectionary manufacturer Lotte once sold and is selling Super Bikkuriman peanut and chocolate waffle candies which include a little sticker inside every individually wrapped piece. The stickers are sort of collectible and ignited a firestorm of merchandising back in the day which broke into manga, animation, foodstuffs, and video games.

   Nippon Ichi is latching onto some of that old time magic by producing a new video game where colorful characters use Super Bikkuriman stickers imprinted with kanji characters to do battle. By stringing together kanji to create new words, players may launch devastating attacks which may be considered combos. Get it? Combos. In addition to original characters, a roster of heroes from Nippon Ichi's Disgaea games also make an appearance in the kanji interaction. Preorders ship on July 21, 2011.

 PS3 Alice: Madness Returns - Preorder

From the Publisher
Eleven years ago a horrific fire took Alice's family from her and left her mind horrifically scarred. Afterwards she was confined to Rutledge Asylum, where she struggled to confront her demons by slipping further into her fantasy world of Wonderland. Now, after ten years, she has finally secured her release-yet she still bears the heavy psychological burden of that tragic event. With her mind in tatters, she is unable to resolve the fear prompted by her strange memories, dreams, and visions. Perhaps she'll do better in Wonderland. She always has. She travels there, seeking what the “real” world can't provide: security, knowledge, and the truth about the past. But in her absence, Wonderland too has suffered. Something has gone horribly wrong, and now a great evil is descending upon what once was her beautiful refuge. Can Alice save Wonderland-and herself-from the madness that consumes them both? The Japanese version of Alice is  Preorders ship on July 21, 2011.

 X360 SE Wireless Controller Play & Charge Kit - Preorder

From the Manufacturer
   Customize your control. With a D-pad that transforms from a plus to a disc, the new Wireless Controller provides ultimate precision, accuracy and control for both directional as well as sweeping movements. This distinctively-designed controller features a special edition matte silver color with a unique and premium button design, and comes complete with a Play and Charge kit to keep the game going strong.

2.4GHz wireless technology with 30-foot range
» Use up to four controllers simultaneously on one console
» Integrated headset port for Xbox LIVE play
» Adjustable vibration feedback for longer battery life
» New left and right shoulder buttons are designed for ease of use

Monday, May 16, 2011

 TOYS Odin Sphere & Princess Crown: Trading Figures - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Characters from the OdinSphere and Princess Crown video games are shrunken, deformed, and molded into non-scale representations of themselves in Megahouse's upcoming trading figure set. The heroines measure 3cm or 1.18" tall and are as follows:

» Gradriel (Princess Crown)
» Aryan (Princess Crown)
» Proserpina (Princess Crown)
» Gwendolyn (OdinSphere)
» Velvet  (OdinSphere)
» Mercedes  (OdinSphere)

   Preorders for factory boxes of 12 figures are welcome to ship in late July 2011 at JPY5670 or US$65.90 from NCS..

 TOYS Ore no Imouto Toy Works 2.5 Trading Figures - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Kirino Kousaka is a character from the Ore no Imouto aka Oreimo animation property who's cool, calm, and collected. So much so that she seems much older and more reserved than her measly 14 years on the planet would generally afford. She also an otaku with a penchant for sibling-themed eroge. 
   Japanese manufacturer Chara-Ani is producing a collection of figures which is based on the cast of Oreimo which includes Kirino Kousaka, Kuroneko,
Saori Makishima, and Ayase Aragaki in properly scaled proportions. In other words, they're not super-deformed. Each figure measures 6cm or 2.36" tall. The collection features a total of 8 figures as shown in the product photo and 2 secret figures. Preorders for factory boxes of 12 figures are welcome to ship in September 2011 at JPY7776 or US$96.90 from NCS.

 TOYS Nendoroid: Queen's Blade - Alleyne - Import Preorder

From the Manufacturer
   The seasoned warrior and instructor - just as strict as a Nendoroid!

   From the popular action anime filled with cute girls, "Queen's Blade  comes a Nendoroid of the veteran warrior from the tribe of forest elves - Alleyne! Everything from her pointed elven ears to her pale white skin have been shrunk into Nendoroid form - keeping all her unique charm points and adding to the cuteness!

   She also comes with her huge hat which can be removed whenever you like, as well as both her staff and cudgels so you can even recreate your favorite battle scenes in Nendoroid form! Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late October 2011 at JPY3333 or US$46.90 from NCS.

 NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! 2011
3DS Tales of the Abyss Namco
Akiba's Trip
Gungnir Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou Atlus
Queen's Blade Spiral Chaos - Best
Triple Pack Xbox Live Arcade Compilation Microsoft