Wednesday, November 30, 2011

TOYS Metal Slug 4 Fiolina Germi - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Japanese toy manufacturer Embrace Japan presents the 'Metal Slug 4 Fiolina Germi' 1/8 scale fixed-pose figure which measures 20cm or 7.9" tall. Fio is a gun-toting female protagonist from the Metal Slug games where she takes on armies of enemy grunts wearing a pair of khaki shorts, a tank top, and a flimsy flak jacket. In her toy sculpture incarnation, Fio is her regulation issue self with questionable combat 'fatigues' and an Uzi on hand. In addition to the Fiolina figure, a miniature Metal Slug SV-001 tank, a length of bridge, and a miniature POW hostage figure are included inside the retail packaging.

   Preorders are welcome to ship in March 2012 at JPY8800 or US$119.90 from NCS. Due to the size of this item, NCS recommends UPS Ground for shipments within the continental United States.

TEES Vocaloid Rin/Len T-Shirt - Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Cospa of Japan is accepting preorders for a Vocaloid Kagamine Rin and Len T-Shirt in XS/S/M/L/XL sizes. The two Vocaloid characters stand back to back and wear their regulation-issue costumes against a golden backdrop. Preorders are welcome to ship in March 2012 at JPY2900 or US$39.90 from NCS.

  Who would wear the Vocaloid Rin/Len T-shirt?
 » Fans of the Vocaloid software
 » Blonde fetishists
 » People who need a shirt to match their yellow pants
 » Anyone who thinks a Vocaloid convention might become reality soon
 » Anime hipsters who are tired of Hatsune Miku's mug

TOYS Neko to Kiba - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» A mangy cat plush mounts a rocking horse in SK Japan’s ‘Neko to Kiba’ toy prize which ships in December 2011. By pressing a button positioned inside the cat's left leg, a motor inside the feline is activated which causes the cat to rock back and forth in haunting fashion. Each toy measures L20 x W10 x H27cm in dimension.

    The ‘toy prize’ designation means that these toys are normally distributed to amusement centers in Japan and serve as the premium prizes that may be bought when players win tokens by winning games of chance and skill. Toy prizes are also placed inside UFO Catcher machines where players attempt to pick them up with a mechanical claw.

    Preorders for the Neko to Kiba are welcome to ship in late December 2011 at US$23.90 each.

Monday, November 28, 2011

 VITA Playstation Vita - Import Update

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Due to the incompatibility of the Japanese 3G/WiFi Vita with 3G networks outside of Japan, NCS is switching all preorders over to the WiFi version of the Playstation Vita hardware. The pricing of the WiFi Vita is set at US$479.90 and reservations will be ratcheted down to the new price level.

   An email has also been sent this morning to everyone on our reservation list with the notification of the WiFi switchover. Please reply at your convenience to re-confirm your preorder and we'll begin shipping them in mid-December 2011 when they launch in Japan.

   If you wish to keep your preorder for the 3G/WiFi Vita because you plan on visiting Japan one day, please respond to our email instructing us to retain your original 3G/WiFi reservation as-is. Since the release date of the Japanese Vita falls on a Saturday (December 17, 2011), NCS expects our initial shipments to arrive on December 20-21. If vendors are able to export out of Japan sooner than December 17, we'll post an update.

MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1199 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The December 8-15, 2011 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Continuing coverage on 3DS Monster Hunter 3G-tri with a look at the game systems and traveling on the overworld.
» Previews for PS3 Cursed Crusade and PS3 The Darkness.
» An overhead-viewed run ‘n gun game titled Kokuga is headed to the Nintendo 3DS next year. It’s sort of like Gauntlet but with mechs and lasers.
» Reviews for NDS Powerful Pro Yakyu 14 (9/9/9/8), PSP Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze (8/7/8/7), 3DS Cooking Mama 4 (8/7/8/7), 3DS Sonic Generations: Ao no Bouken (8/8/8/8), 3DS Ocha-Ken to Itsumo na Kayoshi (8/7/7/7), 3DS Mario Kart 7 (10/9/9/9), 3DS Crayon Shin-Chan: Uchuu de Achoo!? Yuujou no Oba-Karate!! (8/8/7/7), PS3 The King of Fighters XIII (8/9/8/9), PS3 Tekken Hybrid (9/8/8/8), PS3 Sonic Generations: Shiro no Jikuu (8/9/9/9), PS3 Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (10/10/9/8), PS3 Kidou Senshi Gundam: Extreme VS (9/9/10/10), and PS3 Happy Charlie to Soratobu Carnival (7/8/7/7).

NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

3DS Crayon Shin-Chan: Uchuu de Achoo!? Yuujou no Oba-Karate!! Banpresto
  Need for Speed The Run EA
  Power Pro Kun Pocket 14 Konami
PS3 Beyond the Future Fix: The Time Arrow 5pb

Beyond the Future Fix: The Time Arrow Limited Edition 5pb
  Kidou Senshi Gundam: Extreme VS Bandai
PSP Amatsumi Sora ni! Kumo no Hatate ni Prototype
  Beyond the Future Fix: The Time Arrow 5pb
  Beyond the Future Fix: The Time Arrow Limited Edition 5pb
  Soreyuke! Burunyon-Man Portable Alchemist
  Soreyuke! Burunyon-Man Portable Limited Edition Alchemist
Wii Itadaki Street Wii Square Enix
  Need for Speed The Run EA

Wing It by The Animation School

Wing It by The Animation School
This Short Film Animation Project has been created by students of The Animation School to gain vital work experience. They study more about scripting, on-set production which includes post production where such skills as editing, sound recording, special effects creation and compositing are learned. Credits are at the end of this Animated Short Movie.

Friday, November 25, 2011

 NDS One Piece Gigant Battle 2 Shinsekai - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Luffy and company are back in a new 3D action game where 40 playable characters join up in tag-team battles against opponents. Shanks and X-Drake joins the cast of fighters along with supporting cast members such as Dadan, Hawkins, Tashigi, Foxy, Rayleigh, and Bepo. New stages featured in the game include Grey Terminal and Deep Sunny Sea. Bandai introduces a new mode in the game called, "New World Domination Mode" where fights travel to various stages to challenge bosses for the title of strongest brawler. A Wi-Fi function allows players to battle online.

   In addition to the regular edition of the game, orders are welcome for a limited edition which includes a One Piece Masterpiece Monkey D. Luffy Special Color Version figure which measures 25cm tall.

 PS3 Saint Seiya Senki - New Import

From the Publisher
Saint Seya: Sanctuary Battle will immerse players in the most popular drama from Saint Seiya: The Sanctuary, as Seiya and his companions fight side by side to defeat the gold saints of the twelve palaces and protect Athena. As players complete quests and progress through the twelve levels, they can inflict tremendous damage on their foes with fast-paced Cosmo power-up attacks.

   Saint Seya: Sanctuary Battle will also include a special mode which allows the player to go further in Saint Seiya universe with alternate stories to delight the fans. The game's environments, characters, Myth Cloths and enemies have been designed to be faithful to the anime. Featuring the original Japanese voiceover, the game will offer the most complete mythical Saint Seiya experience ever.

PS3 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection - New Import

From the Publisher
   From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection offers a handful of the most popular Metal Gear Solid titles from the past in true HD for the first time ever. Featuring three complete games, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the HD Collection offers old and new fans a chance to experience the epic game play, design and storytelling of the MGS franchise.

   The "Metal Gear Solid (MGS)" series is the seminal work of Hideo Kojima, Japan's master game creator, and the progenitor of the stealth action game genre. The series has become a global phenomenon, with over 27 million copies sold worldwide. The player controls a secret agent from an elite special forces unit who is sent on solo sneaking missions through enemy installations, vast jungles, and sometimes even the thick of battle. Alone and surrounded by the enemy, even a special forces agent will find it tough to come out alive. But that is the secret behind the series' popularity-the cerebral challenge of figuring out how to avoid combat, and the thrill of sneaking through enemy territory undetected.

 PS3 Ninokuni Magical Edition PS3 Bundle - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» When Level-5 shipped Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou for the Japanese PlayStation 3 on November 17, 2011, the company also released a special limited edition “Magical Edition,” which includes the game, a golden Dual Shock controller, and a golden Playstation 3 slim console. The lower-left corner of the console is embossed with a stencil image of Shizuku, the fairy mascot from the game. Sony has priced the special bundle at JPY33,780 or approximately US$450. Due to the IMPORT costs associated with securing this limited distribution item and stringent supplies from vendors, NCS is setting the price at US$599.90. All preorders are shipping today and new orders are welcome.

 PSP 7th Dragon 2020 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» When seven mighty dragons descend upon Earth from the heavens, Tokyo is inundated with a lush carpet of flowers which renders the city inhospitable. Imagine Akihabara deserted... on a Monday afternoon. That won't do and the protagonist of the game joins a retaliatory force known as "Murakumo" which is tasked with sending the dragons home. Organize a dragon hunting cadre and face them in battles that light up the screen, mainly because dragons are bombastic.

   Reservations are welcome for a regular edition of the game and a limited edition which is packaged with special earphones, a set of 10 7th Dragon 2020 decals, and a Soundtrack CD packed inside a 16-page illustrations booklet.

   Preorders for the PSP import 7th Dragon 2020 are shipping today at JPY5800 (US$83.90) for the regular edition and US$109.90 for the limited edition.

 Wii Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword - New Import

From the Publisher
One of the most storied franchises in history soars to new heights. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword shakes up the tried-and-true adventure game formula and marks a turning point for the franchise. The introduction of full motion controls enabled by Wii MotionPlus technology synchronizes player movements with Link's actions while offering the most intuitive play control of any game in the series to date.

Game Features:
* The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword boasts the most realistic sword combat of any game to date, turning every encounter into a challenge of both brains and brawn. Wii MotionPlus technology accurately translates the angle of every sword slice, effectively putting Link's blade in the player's hand. Analyzing enemy attack and defense tendencies and counteracting with precise swings of the sword provide a satisfying experience that blends puzzle-solving with a new and distinctly unique combat system.
* Explore a massive, multilayered world that seamlessly blends soaring exploration in a sea of clouds with intense ground-based adventuring that blurs the line between the main world and traditional Zelda dungeons. Link soars through the skies on the back of a noble bird and dives beneath the clouds to the continent below in an epic quest that lays the foundation for the events in the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

 TOYS Legend of Zelda Historical Pins - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Zelda games by Shigeru Miyamoto have captivated children and adults alike for nearly three decades. That kind of staying power and devotion demands respect and merchandising to capitalize on the franchise.

   Takara Tomy pays homage to the Zelda lineage by releasing a collection of 16 pins who feature the game covers of every title in the Zelda library. Every one of them starting from the original Legend of Zelda from the Famicom (aka Nintendo Entertainment System, stateside) to the recent remake of Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 3DS. It's a shame that Skyward Sword isn't
included in the collection.

Zelda Historical Pin Collection
01) The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken
03) The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods
04) The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
05) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
06) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
07) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
08) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of
09) The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
10) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
11) The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
12) The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
13) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
14) The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
15) The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
16) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

   The Zelda pins are normally sold randomly from gashapon dispensers in Japan which entails a lot of duplicate pins and knob spinning. However, to ease the burden of collecting all 16 pins in the collection, NCS is gathering them all up and selling them in a complete 16-pin pack. Pricing is set at US$78.90 from NCS and all preorders have shipped yesterday. New orders are welcome to ship today. 

 NEWS Holiday Update

Thanksgiving Holiday - Redux
   Thursday is the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States and NCS will be on hiatus. Due to the holiday, we're not certain if this week's shipments from Japan will make it in time for Friday delivery but we'll post an update on Friday morning. New releases expected this week include PS3 Saint Seiya Senki, 360 Machi-ing Maker 4, and 3DS Hakuouki 3D

    UPS is on a holiday schedule this Friday which means they will not pick up or deliver Ground packages but Ground shipments will resume on Monday (November 28, 2011). UPS is delivering and picking up air packages on Friday; USPS shipping and pickups are normal on Friday.

Monday, November 21, 2011

PSP Tales Of The Heroes: Twin Brave - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The heroes and heroines of Namco's Tales games hit the battlefield in an all-out assault against legions of enemy soldiers in the style of the Shin Sangoku Musou series of games. Preorders ship on February 23, 2012.

 X360 Onechanbara Z: Kagura - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» A new girl named Kagura takes up the sword in a new hack 'n slash action game where zombies and the monstrous overlords are eviscerated and plundered in gory fashion. Kagura bears a strong resemblance to Aya of previous Onechanbara game with her svelte yet buxom frame, wavy tresses, and cowboy hat. Kagura battles the undead with her half-sister Saaya and the two are half-human and half-vampire killing machines. At the outset of the game, the two sisters are en route from Romania to Japan to eliminate Aya and Saki for rousing zombies all over the world.

   The two girls are armed with three weapons each with which to slay their adversaries and deal damage on a quick and massive scale. For example, Kagura wields dual swords while Saaya is armed with a chainsaw to buzz through undead flesh. A new system introduced in the game called 'Blood Recovery' allows the sisters to regain health by drawing in their own spilled blood. Since the sisters are vampires, they can perform a move called 'Heroic Drain' which sucks blood from powerful foes to reduce their vitality and prepare them for the eventual kill. Preorders ship on January 19, 2012.

NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

NDS Ore-Sama Kingdom: Koi no Manga mo Debut o Mokushise! Doki Doki Love Bandai
3DS Hakuouki 3D Idea Factory
  Hakuouki 3D Limited Edition Idea Factory
  PachiPara 3D: Premium Umi Monogataru - Yumemiru Otome to Pachinko Irem
PS3 Idolmaster Anime & G4U! Pack Vol. 2 Namco
  Saint Seiya Senki Bandai
PSP Bullet Butlers Boost On
  Bullet Butlers Limited Edition Boost On
  Dangan-Ronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - Best System Soft
  Dangan-Ronpa Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei Limited Box System Soft
  Eternal Etude: Canvas 4 GN Software
  Eternal Etude: Canvas 4 Limited Edition GN Software
  Mahou Tsukai to Goshujin-sama: New Ground Quinrose
  Mahou Tsukai to Goshujin-sama: New Ground Deluxe Edition Quinrose
  Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! FP Financial Planning Ginou Kentei Shiken 2 Media 5
  Maru Goukaku: Shikaku Dasshu! FP Financial Planning Ginou Kentei Shiken3 Media 5
  Phase-D Souka no Shou Boost On
  Phase-D Souka no Shou Limited Edition Boost On
  Sangoku Hime: Sangoku Ransei - Haruten no Saihai System Soft
  Sangoku Hime: Sangoku Ransei - Haruten no Saihai Limited Edition System Soft
  Senjou No Valkyria 2 Gallia Ouritsu Shikan Gakkou - Best Sega
  Senjou no Valkyria 3: Extra Edition Sega
  Strobe Mania D3
  Tanteibu The Detective Club Shisso to Hangek to Daidanen Boost On
  Tanteibu The Detective Club Shisso to Hangek to Daidanen Limited Edition Boost On
  Toaru Kagaku no Chou Denjihou Kadokawa
  Toaru Kagaku no Chou Denjihou Accessory Set Hori
  Toaru Kagaku no Chou Denjihou Limited Edition Kadokawa
  Uta no Prince Sama Music Broccoli
  Uta no Prince Sama Music Limited Edition Broccoli
  Weiss Schwarz Portable: Boost Schwarz Bandai
  Weiss Schwarz Portable: Boost Schwarz Climax Box Bandai
  Weiss Schwarz Portable: Boost Weiss Bandai
  Weiss Schwarz Portable: Boost Weiss Climax Box Bandai
360 Machi-ing Maker 4 D3