Friday, July 08, 2011

 MAG Shooting Gameside Vol. 02 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
 The first volume of Shooting Gameside magazine which was released late last year sold well enough for the publisher to continue with a second volume which shipped in Japan last week. The new issue includes more shooter coverage and general shooting love as follows:

● p04-23 Gradius retrospective which looks at all the games in the series as follows: Gradius (1985), Salamander (1986), Life Force (1987), Gradius II (1988), Gradius III (1989), Salamander 2 (1996), Gradius Gaiden (1997), Gradius IV (1999), and Gradius V (2004). Each game gets 2 pages of screenshots, artwork, and text 

● p24-30 Parodius retrospective for the five games in the series: Parodius (1988), Parodius Da! (1990), Gokujo Parodius (1994), Jikkyo Oshaberi Parodius (1995), and Sexy Parodius (1996). Each game gets 1 page only.
● p31-44 Otomedius arcade and Xbox 360 details which is backed up by an interview with creators Koji Igareshi and Toshiyasu Kamiko.
● p46-59 SNK Arcade Classics 0 game overview and screenshots
● p60-65 Trouble Witches Episode 1 Daughters of Amalgam was released on April 27, 2011 for Xbox Live and SG takes a look at the game.
● p66-69 Akai Katana Shin game information and screenshots.
● p70-75 Eschatos stage breakdown and details on the bonus Cardinal Sins Wondersean game that was included as a bonus.

 PSP Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan no Mahjong DX Pack - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
e never pegged Suzumiya Haruhi as someone who'd play a game as mundane as mahjong but she's seated at the table and ready to roll. The members of the SOS Brigade join Suzumiya for a tile clattering experience where standard rules apply and raucous action erupts once the action starts. To add authenticity to the mahjong interplay, publisher Kadokawa tapped the talents of the voice actors from the animated series to provide the speech in the game.

   Reservations for the
regular edition of the game and a Deluxe Pack have shipped yesterday. The DX Pack includes a bonus DVD, a mobile phone strap, and the exclusive Suzumiya Nendoroid seen to the right.

 MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1179 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis

«©NCSX» The July 21, 2011 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:
» Preview for the Playstation Vita with photos, hardware specs, a look at the control knob, and a listing of upcoming software (76 titles).
» Wii/PS3 Sengoku Basara 3 Utage preview which checks out some of the heroes featured in the game and their attack methods.
» Reviews for NDS Camping Mama + Papa (7/7/6/7), Puyo Puyo!! (8/8/8/8), NDS Kokoro no Kokoron (8/8/8/8), PSP Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (10/9/8/9), PSP Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX (9/8/8/8), PSP UnchainBlades ReXX (8/8/8/7), 3DS UnchainBlades ReXX (8/8/8/7), 3DS Starfox 64 3D (9/8/8/9), Wii
Inazuma Eleven Strikers (9/8/7/9), and PS3 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2011 (10/9/9/9).
» Dark Souls is shipping on September 15 and Famitsu gives a peek.
» Fruit bowls and pre-packaged dairy-based treats are the refreshments featured in this week's PICK UP FOOD.
» Pop'n Music Portable 2 has been announced and should ship this year.

» Every copy of Famitsu 1179 includes a special extra booklet which is filled with comical hi jinks, parodies, and things that the genteel should not be allowed to see.