Monday, August 01, 2011

 NDS Devil Survivor 2 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» It started on a Sunday. Strange creatures known as the Septentriones flitter and fly across Japan en masse and assault Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, and more. The invaders bear a passing resemblance to the Angels from Evangelion with colorful design schemes, rigid structures, and a voracious appetite for destruction. To combat the threat, a HERO is brought to arms along with team mates who form a resistance group known as the Thirteen Devil Messengers. Why are they called such? Because they've signed a deal with a demon and have been given the power to destroy the Septentriones. The protagonist is named HERO and his friends Daichi and Io form the core of a team that sets out to stop the invaders within a period of seven days. The battle system in Devil Survivor 2 plays like the first game which is turn-based and over 220 demon allies may be recruited to bolster the party's offensive power.

MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1182 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The August 11, 2011 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:
» Preview for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 which is expected to ship in November 2011 at JPY4990 for both PS3 and Xbox 360. The characters in the game get new moves and the balance is being re-jiggered. 
» Reviews for NDS All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation (8/7/7/7), NDS Atsumete! Kirby (9/9/9/9), PSP Elminage III: Ankoku no Shito to Yaiyou no Kyuuden (8/7/7/7), PSP Storm Lover (7/7/7/6), PSP
Yuusha 30 Second (8/9/9/8), and 3DS Nazo Waku Yakata Oto no Ma Ni Ma (8/8/7/9).
» Preview for PSP Final Fantasy Type-0 which introduces characters including Seven who looks like a white-haired version of Lightning, Jack, Andoria, Celestia, and Deuce. The battle and magic system is also covered in the article along with the magic types that may be ignited in battle.
» DeathSmiles and the King of Fighters I are available for the iPhone.
» Pre-packaged instant ramen in bowls and cups are featured in this week's PICK UP FOOD. Meals from local eateries are also shown.  
» VIP interview with Hiroshi Matsuyama. 

NEWS Xenoblade Chronicles - European Import, Region Restriction

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Late in June 2011, Nintendo issued a statement concerning the release of Xenoblade Chronicles stateside which read:

: Thank you for your enthusiasm. We promised an update, so here it is. We never say “never,” but we can confirm that there are no plans to bring these three games to the Americas at this time. Thanks so much for your passion, and for being such great fans!

   The other two games that Ninty has no plans on bringing to North America are The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower. We've received a large number of inquiries regarding importing the game but please note: Wii games are region-protected and won't play on consoles from other regions.

   Gamers may try importing Xenoblade Chronicles and boot it with the Freeloader region-circumvention disc from Datel but if your Wii’s firmware has been updated recently, the Freeloader won’t work anymore. One solution is firmware hacking which allows the use of import games from Japan and Europe on the Wii. In the case of Xenoblade Chronicles which is a PAL-format game, please be advised that not all PAL Wii games can be forced to play on NTSC Wii consoles and NTSC televisions despite the firmware hacks that are available in the wild. Due to this restriction, NCS isn't supplying the game to stateside customers but we'll test Xenoblade when it's released to check compatibility. If we're able to boot the game on an NTSC Wii console connected to an NTSC television and view it in color, we will consider importing the game for our customers in North America.

 NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

Nazo Waku Yakata Oto no Ma Ni Ma
NDS All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation Bandai
  Atsumete! Kirby Nintendo
PSP Storm Lover D3
Yuusha 30 Second
360 Family Fishing Bandai