Wednesday, February 29, 2012

X360 Mushihimesama HD - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Every two centuries, the monstrous insects of the Forest of Pearls have demanded a teenage human sacrifice from the kingdom of Starfall. It's about that time but winds of change are in the air. To put an end to the barbaric ritual, the precocious 15-year old Princess Reko straddles a golden-shelled beetle named Kiniro and works her way through insect-filled levels where purple buckshot chokes the air with their density. Guide Reko through mazes of moving blips and use beetle firepower to take on all comers.

   Reko shoots for her life with the following weapons:

M-Power - Vulcan cannon
W-Power - Spread shot
S-Power - Streaming laser

   Additional power-ups may be gathered up during the game such as wingmen which fly adjacent to Reko and add to her main shots and a shadow beetle which follows Kiniro's body with additional firepower.

   Seven years after porting Mushihimesama on the Japanese Playstation 2, Cave is bringing the game over to the Xbox 360 for a May 24, 2012 release. Game modes in the Xbox 360 port (as seen in the first screenshot below) are Novice, X360, and Arrange. Additional game options are Score Attack, Leaderboards, Training, Replay Data, and Options. An image gallery is probably located in the Options section. Reservations are welcome starting today for two versions:

» Mushihimesama HD Regular Edition (JPY7140) or US$96.90 from NCS
» Mushihimesama HD Limited Edition (JPY9240) or US$128.90 from NCS

   The limited edition of the game is bundled with a soundtrack CD and both versions of the first printing will be packed with a DLC code so gamers can download Mushihimesama Cave Matsuri Ver 1.5 which was a full-blown PCB in the arcades. Reservations are welcome to ship on May 24, 2012.

Wii The Last Story Limited Edition - New Import

From the Publisher

 A Story Full of Character
While the mainland of the Empire faces both conflict and the slow creep of the
 dying land, there is one region that continues to prosper - Lazulis Island.
 The key to the island's defences is a battery of mighty guns,
 which exude some strange magic that seems to draw monsters in.

 The young mercenary Zael, along with a band of fellow adventurers,
 comes to the island in the hope of finding more work. Their new employer is none
 other than the ruler of the island himself, Count Arganan. If they can meet the
 Count's expectations then there is some hope that their unstable mercenary existence could become a thing of the past. For Zael and his companions, who dream of a stable life as knights, this job represents a chance they may never get again.

 Then, during their exploration of a cave as part of their first mission,
 Zael obtains a mysterious new power...

    The Last Story Limited Edition bundle includes a copy of the game, a SteelBook™ storage case, The Premium Soundtrack CD and an art booklet entitled The Last Story: The Illustrations. As well as a stunning body of illustrations, this art booklet features written reflections on the game from director Hironobu Sakaguchi and concept artist Kimihiko Fujisaka. The Premium Soundtrack CD includes additional comments from Hironobu Sakaguchi and composer Nobuo Uematsu about the game's orchestral score, ensuring the Limited Edition version of The Last Story is crammed with exclusive content that fans won't want to miss.

 The Last Story Limited Edition

    Please note PAL games are not compatible with vanilla NTSC Wii consoles with the latest firmware. However, if you have an older Wii with firmware 3.2U and below, you can use the Freeloader to boot The Last Story on a North American Wii console without issues.

    All preorders have shipped yesterday and new orders are welcome to ship today.

 Publisher website

 EAN Code: 045496401351

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

 PSV Playstation Vita Screen Filters - Restock Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Hori's 'Pita Hari Screen Filter' (PSV-002, left of the photo) which is 'matte' style protects the Playstation Vita screen and the entire face of the handheld from dust, grime, and fingerprints. The advantage of the matte style is the improved tactile feel of the screen filter and the reduction of fingerprints but the tradeoff is the moiré screen effect that the filter causes on the screen which reduces the clarity of the screen a tad. Jan Code: 4961818016057

   Hori's Touch Screen Protector Filter (PSV-003) is shown on the right side of the photo which is a simple screen guard made of silicon which protects the Vita screen from dust, fingerprints, and airborne motes. Jan Code: 4961818016064

   NCS recommend shipping by USPS Media Mail for single orders of either screen filter. Postal options on our shop are linked below the UPS shipping options.

Monday, February 27, 2012

 TOYS Hybrid Metal Figuration #001: Disney Classics Mickey Mouse - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Old school Mickey Mouse when he looked more like a rat than a teddy bear is recreated in Hot Toys and 86hero's new 'Hybrid Metal Figuration' series of toys which are made of 30% PVC and 70% diecast metal. The Mickey figure sports 20 points of articulation for a highly posable rodent and the packaging includes two extra pairs of gloved hands. Mickey measures 14cm or 5.51" tall from the soles of his goldenrod shoes to the tip of his radar-array shaped ears.

   In addition to the Hybrid Metal Figuration #001 Mickey figure, Hot Toys is also offering a Hybrid Metal Figuration #002 Minnie figure which features the same specs and articulation points of the Mickey Mouse. Preorders are welcome to ship in May 2012 at JPY4572 or US$73.90 from NCS.

 NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

3DS Doraemon Nobita no Kiseki no Shima Furyu
  Mario & Sonic at London Olympics Nintendo
PS3 Moe Moe Daisensou * Gendaiban++ System Soft
  Moe Moe Daisensou * Gendaiban++ Premium Edition System Soft
  One Piece: Kaizoku Musou Bandai Namco
  One Piece: Kaizoku Musou Treasure Box Bandai Namco

Friday, February 24, 2012

 PS3 Asura's Wrath - New Import

From the Publisher
   With unprecedented levels of dynamism, drama and interaction, Asura’s Wrath™ will deliver a fresh take on the action gaming genre.Once a revered deity, Asura was betrayed by his fellow gods and stripped of all his powers. Consumed by anger at the injustice he has suffered and swearing vengeance, Asura discovers he can use this fury to his advantage and turn it against his enemies. Cue relentless action as Asura finds himself facing off against numerous unique enemies, including planetary sized bosses, unleashing devastating and visceral attacks.

   Asura’s Wrath loses the traditional distinction between gameplay and cutscenes through seamless player controlled narrative. Simply put, even in cinematic sequences the player can control Asura, directly affecting the gameplay, making Asura’s Wrath a truly unique experience.

• New type of action game – Asura’s Wrath will seamlessly blend action and narrative and will adopt an episodic nature, more akin to a TV drama series.
• Relentless action – Asura’s Wrath keeps placing gamers in tight situations and says ‘now get out of that’.
• What the…? – Unique enemies and planetary sized bosses will continually challenge players’ expectations.
• Innovative setting and story – Fusing Asian mythology with sci-fi , Asura’s Wrath’s universe will be truly unique.
• Collaboration with CyberConnect2 – Continues Capcom’s strategy of partnering with the best developers to produce titles to complement its own internal projects.
From the Publisher

 PS3 Binary Domain - New Import

From the Publisher
Binary Domain is an original squad-based shooter by Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creator behind some of Sega's most well-known video game franchises, including the critically acclaimed Yakuza series. Campaign play in Binary Domain features a trust based system in which the maintenance of relationships developed with AI squadmates are crucial if they are to follow orders. The game also features full destructible robot enemies, a wide range of weapons and a robust range of online multiplayer options.

  • Experience dual layered Tokyo with a run down and derelict lower city and a clean and technologically advanced upper city
  • In the heat of battle, motivate and build trust within your squad and test your ability to make real time, difficult decisions knowing there will always be consequences
  • Fully destructible and highly resilient robots adapt to the damage they sustain encouraging you to analyze each enemy, find their weaknesses and dispose of them in the most efficient way
  • Alongside a full armory of unique weapons, put emphasis on the skills that will benefit you to increase your resilience to attack, your speed and your firing accuracy
  • Beyond the 10 hour single player campaign, take your skills online and compete against others in various multiplayer campaigns that supports up to 10 players.

 PSP Nendoroid Generation Limited Edition - New Import, Shipping Today

NCS Product Updates
«©NCSX» Japanese animation heroines who have been sculpted into Nendoroid toys are the protagonists in Banpresto's Nendoroid Generation where the girls battle malcontents on sparse battlefields. The properties represented in the game include:

 » Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
 » Black Rock Shooter
 » Death Note
 » Fate/Stay Night
 » Haruhi Suzumiya
 » Kannagi
 » K-ON!
 » Lucky Star
 » Stein's Gate
 » Touhou Project
 » Vocaloid

   The limited edition of Nendoroid Generation includes a set of eight miniature 'Charm Nendoroid Plus' figures as follows:

» Black Rock Shooter from Black Rock Shooter
 » Saber from Fate/Stay Night
 » Suzumiya Haruhi from the Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi
Nanoha Takamachi Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Reimu Hakurei from Touhou Project
Louise from The Familiar of Zero
Kurisu Makise from Stein's Gate
 » Millhiore Biscotti
from Dog Days

    Each miniature figure measures a mere 3.5mm or 1.37" in height. All preorders are shipping today.

 MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1212 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The March 8, 2012 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Preview for 3DS Etrian Odyssey IV which ships on July 5, 2012 at JPY6279 and PSP Eliminage Gothic which is scheduled to ship on May 24, 2012. .
» Reviews for PSP Great Battle Fullblast (7/7/6/7), 3DS Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (9/8/9/8), 3DS Doraemon: Nobita to Kiseki no Shima (7/7/6/7), PS3/X360 UFC Undisputed (9/9/9/9), and PS3 One Piece: Kaizoku Musou (9/9/9/9).
» Continuing coverage on 3DS Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance which ships on March 29, 2012. Tron-style costumes may be viewed on page 50-51.
» Preview for PSV Persona 4 The Golden which includes cast information, battle scenes, sketches, and even Persona cosplay.
» PS3/X360 Asura's Wrath special feature and creator interview. 
» PS3/X360 Binary Domain partial walkthru with maps, hints, and scenario information.
» Ice cream treats and desserts are the rage in this week's PICK UP FOOD.

   Note: The latest issue of Famitsu is currently sold out.

 PS3 Under Defeat HD - New Import, Shipping Today

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The battle between Empire and Union begins anew with a conversion of vertical shooter Under Defeat from the Naomi (2005) / Dreamcast (2006) to the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

Platform: X360 (Not Region-Free), PS3 (Region-Free)
Release Date: Spring 2012 | February 23, 2012
Genre: Vertical-scrolling shoot'em up

   Reservations for regular and limited editions of the PS3 and X360 versions of Under Defeat HD are shipping today.

 PS3 Gal*Gun - New Import, Shipping Today

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» You remember high school, right? Raging hormones, bitchy cliques, craptastic lunches, and that time the gym teacher told you to do just one pull-up in front of that girl you liked. Her name was Jane. You couldn't do that pull-up and Jane never looked at you the same again.

    Gal Gun is high school all over again but with a twist. You're a high school student who the girls are crazy about because hormones are raging. Expressive girls in thigh-high hosiery are the "attackers" in Gal*Gun and your job is to fend them off in a 3D shooting game from Alchemist. Since the girls are aggressive, they charge at the protagonist and your job is to shoot the girls with "love shots." Upon impact, the shots explode into hearts which halt the advances of the rampaging coeds. In addition to shooting the girls on their limbs and torso with normal shots, a sort of "sniper mode" may be activated to concentrate fire on special parts that won't be mentioned... because they're unmentionable.

    Reservations for the regular and limited editions of the game are shipping today.

 PSP Tales of the Heroes Twin Brave - New Import, Shipping Today

NCS Product Updates
«©NCSX» The champions of the 'Tales' games battle legions of enemy soldiers in a 3D hack 'n slasher which is reminiscent of the Sangoku Musou series of action games. Similar to Koei's line-up of Musou games, the enemies tend to stand around, waiting for something to happen. The full cast of characters:

» Tales of Phantasia: Cress Albane and Chester Barklight
» Tales of Destiny: Stahn Aileron and Leon Magnus
» Tales of Eternia: Reid Hershel and Farah Orested
» Tales of Destiny 2: Kyle Dunamis and Reala
» Tales of Symphonia: Lloyd Irving and Zelos Wilder
» Tales of Rebirth: Veigue Lunhberg and Tytree Crowe
» Tales of Legendia: Senel Coolidge and Chloe Valens
» Tales of the Abyss: Luke fon Fabre and Guy Cecil
» Tales of the Tempest: Caius Qualls and Rubia Netwick
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World: Emil Castagnier and Marta Lualdi
» Tales of Vesperia: Yuri Lowell and Flynn Scifo
» Tales of Innocence: Luca Milda and Spada Belforma
» Tales of Hearts: Shing Meterorite and Kohak Hearts
» Tales of Graces: Asbel Lhant and Cheria Barnes
» Tales of Xillia: Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell

 MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1211 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
Update: February 22, 2012

«©NCSX» The March 1, 2012 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Preview for Biohazard 6 which ships on the PS3 and X360 this November.
» Famitsu reviews PSP Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 5: Kazahanaki (8/7/8/8), PSP Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave (8/7/8/8), PSP Nendoroid Generation (7/7/6/7), PSV Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (8/8/8/8), PSV Reality Fighters (7/7/7/7), 3DS Nightmare Puzzle: Crush 3D (7/7/7/6), 3DS Bokujou Monogatari: Hajimari no Daichi (8/8/8/8), PS3 Gal*Gun (8/8/8/8), PS3 Tacchi, Shiyo! Love Application (7/7/7/8), PS3 Asura's Wrath (10/10/9/9), PS3/X360 Under Defeat HD (7/7/7/7), PS3/X360 The Darkness 2 (9/8/8/8), PS3/X360 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (9/9/9/9), PS3 House of the Dead Overkill: Director's Cut (7/7/8/8).
» Love Plus 3DS game details and updated character information.
» Continuing coverage on Sega's Binary Domain for PS3/X360.
» A Japanese Michael Jackson impersonator named Mycool-Rio presents Famitsu's special feature on music rhythm games which includes mentions of Beatmania, Taiko no Tatsujin Space Channel 5, Samba de Amigo, Wii Music, Pop'n Music, Project Diva, Child of Eden, Dance Central, and more.
» Sweet crunchy snacks such as Caramel Corn, Subway chips, and Green Tea Kit Kats are featured in this week's PICK UP FOOD.

3DS Theatrhythm Final Fantasy - New Import

 NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The cast of the Final Fantasy games are inducted into a music rhythm game where cues scroll down channels which should be smacked when they reach the target point. As the cues are smacked, a monster is smitten or an accomplishment is met in tune with the cue triggers. A library of music from the original Final Fantasy all the way up to Final Fantasy XIII gives Final Fantasy fans sweet reverie to reminisce to.
    Preorders have shipped yesterday and new orders should ship by early next week.

 3DS New Love Plus - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Virtual girlfriends Manaka Takane, Nene Anegasaki, and Rinko Kobayakawa are back in a new 3D chapter of Konami's Love Plus franchise where gamers get to experience love with a girl who exists inside the comfortable confines of the Nintendo 3DS. Instead of the flat virtual girlfriends of Love Pluses past, the girls may now be viewed in 3D for a more lifelike experience. New to the game is a monthly email service dubbed 'Kanojo Service' where players receive messages on their email accounts from Manaka, Nene, or Rinko, as scribed by Konami's team of writers. Preorders have shipped yesterday and new orders will ship tomorrow. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

 TRC Juicy Honey Authentic Visual Collection 19 - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
Update: February 21, 2012

«©NCSX» Trading card purveyor Mint is back with a new collection of Juicy Honey cards which feature three Japanese actresses as follows:

» Cocomi Naruse (DOB: March 3, 1989)
» Miyuki Yokoyama (DOB: November 15, 1989)
» Rika Hoshimi (DOB: September 20, 1990)

Similar to previous Juicy Honey trading cards, a dizzying assortment of special cards such as Jersey Cards, Nipple Print Cards, Kiss Cards, and DNA cards are randomly scattered into the roughly 2,000 box production of Juicy Honey 19. A total of 72 regular cards make up the basic set which feature the idols in varying stages of dress and undress. Preorders are welcome to ship at JPY6000 or US$95.90 per factory sealed box of 12 packs which contain 8 cards each for a total of 96 cards per box.  

Manufacturer master carton = 16 boxes × 12 packs = Total 192packs
Juicy Honey AVC 19 JAN Code:

GEAR Super Mario Bros Character Earphones - Import Preorder

NCS Synopsis
«©NCSX» Takara Tomy has started preorders for a trio of Super Mario Bros Character Earphones which sport dot-graphics representations of Mario, Mushroom, and Block from the original Mario game that kicked off a video-gaming empire. Reservations are welcome to ship in late March 2012 at JPY1980 or US$30.90 per pair. The Super Mario In-Ear headphones from Europe are still available at US$18.90. 

 Wii The Last Story Limited Edition - Import Update

NCS Synopsis
«©NCSX» The European PAL release of 'The Last Story Limited Edition' which includes a steelbook case, 7-track soundtrack, and illustrated art book is expected to ship to customer preorders later this week.

   Please note PAL games are not compatible with vanilla NTSC Wii consoles with the latest firmware.
However, if you have an older Wii with firmware 3.2U and below, you can use the Freeloader to boot The Last Story on a North American Wii console without issues.

Monday, February 20, 2012

 TOYS My Pokemon Collection Plush Doll Encore Best 6 - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Reservations are welcome for six new Pokemon plushes which are being released under the My Pokemon Collection Plush Doll Encore Best 6 series of toys. The six Pokemon featured in the upcoming set are (From the top row, going from left to right and then winding clockwise onto the bottom row):

Hydreigon (Japanese: サザンドラ Sazandora)
» Sewaddle (Japanese: クルミル Kurumiru)
» Emolga (Japanese: エモンガ Emonga)
Oshawott (Japanese: ミジュマル Mijumaru)
Reshiram (Japanese: レシラム Reshiramu)
» Snivy (Japanese: ツタージャ Tsutarja)

   Each plush measures 11cm or 4.33" tall and preorders are welcome to ship in late June 2012 at US$18.90 per plush.

 NEWS President's Day holiday in the States

NCS Synopsis
«©NCSX» Today's President's Day in the United States and post offices, stock markets, and banks are shuttered in observance of the holiday. Due to the postal hiatus, please note that all orders received over the weekend that are shipping by USPS will be dispatched tomorrow. UPS shipments are being processed normally today. 

 NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

3DS Bokujou Monogatari: Hajimari no Daichi MMV
PS3 Asura's Wrath Capcom
  Gal Gun Alchemist
  Gal Gun Limited Edition Alchemist
  Idolmaster Anime & G4U! Pack Vol. 5 Namco
  Shinken de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! R Minato Station
  Tacchi, Shiyo! Love Application Compile Heart
  Tacchi, Shiyo! Love Application Limited Edition Compile Heart
  Under Defeat HD G.Rev
  Under Defeat HD Limited Edition G.Rev
PSP Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Portable Bandai Namco
  Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Portable Limited Edition Bandai Namco
  Phase D Shiro Kage no Shou (Dai Ni Shou) Boost On
  Phase D Shiro Kage no Shou (Dai Ni Shou) Limited Edition Boost On
  Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo 5pb
  Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo Limited Edition 5pb
  Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave Namco
  Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave Premium Box Namco
PSV @Field Sony
  Little Busters! Converted Edition Prototype
  Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus Koei Tecmo
  Reality Fighters Sony
360 Asura's Wrath Capcom
  Under Defeat HD G.Rev
  Under Defeat HD Limited Edition G.Rev
  DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu v1.5 - Platinum Hits Cave
  Dream Club Zero - Platinum Hits D3