Monday, March 17, 2008

Dramatic Dungeon: Sakura Taisen - New, Restock Soon

Early Partial Shipment
One of our suppliers in Japan was able to get a small shipment of Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen shipped out to us on Friday of last week. We won't be able to fill all preorders today but we'll ship whatever we can. The remainder of our shipments are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. Please note that the limited edition of Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen is expected to arrive on Thursday. We did not accept preorders for the limited edition but we'll update our website once we have news on pricing and availability.

NCS Game Synopsis
«©NCSX» Ever since Sakura Taisen shipped on the Saturn console in 1996, the series of Sakura games and videos have sold over 400 million copies. Those are impressive numbers by any metric and a resounding validation of the franchise's drawing power. The Nintendo DS is the gaming platform of choice in Japan at the moment so Sega produces a new Sakura-themed dungeon exploration game for the handheld. The cast of characters from multiple generations of Sakura Taisen games are all present including the main heroines Sakura Shinguuji, Erica Fontaine. and Gemini Sunrise.
Steampunks are absent from the game so the heroes such as Oogami, Sakura, Iris, and many others walk around in their theater clothes while attacking with swords and blunting oncoming blows with shields.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - Europe Preorder

The Europeans always seem to get games and gear last, whether it be consoles such as the Playstation 3 or the Final Fantasy titles. To assuage the hurt feelings, Square Enix plans a special bonus for online buyers of Crisis Core: FFVII when the game ships on June 27. By the way, that's 3 months after the USA version which is scheduled to ship next week.

Crisis Core FFVII [EUR] is packaged with a bonus 48-page hardcover booklet titled "The Art of Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII" along with the game UMD. Both items are then slotted into a laminated slipcase. Preorders are welcome to ship on or around June 27-30.

Front Mission 2089: Border of Madness - Preorder

Square Enix brings Front Mission full circle back to its roots on May 29 when Border of Madness ships for the Nintendo DS. The 3D battlefields from the recent big console versions of Front Mission are gone but the isometrically viewed encounters from the Super Famicom original are back. Character interaction sequences help to relay the story. Preorders are welcome to ship on May 29, 2008.

Yajuu Keiji: Tokyo Douji Tahatsu Tero o Chinatsu - Preorder

Hearken back to the era of the 80s when Yakuza dressed like Crockett & Tubbs and heroes roamed the streets to beat them down. In Success' upcoming side scrolling beat 'em up, players take on the role of an avenger who uses punches, kicks, and special attacks to quell the gangland threat. Weapons may also be picked up to provide for more hard hitting power. Preorders ship on May 15, 2008.

BubbleGum Crisis 1/15 Henkei Moto Slave - Sylia - Preorder

Sylia Stingray is the leader of the Knight Sabers, a quartet of women warriors in powerful mechanized suits who ride on transformable motorbikes. When faced with marauding Boomers, Sylia unsheaths a pair of energy blades from the suit's forearms to hack and slash.

Yamato has started preorders for a toy based on Sylia from the original Bubblegum Crisis television series which debuted in Japan over 2 decades ago. The figure is rated at 1/15 scale and measures 11cm (4.33") tall. Sylia's vehicle may transform from bike mode to Motoroid mode. The construction material for the Sylia hard-suit figure and the bike are ABS, PVC, and zinc-alloy for some parts. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2008 at JPY7000 or US$75 from NCS.

Dragonball Z Desktop Cleaner - Preorder

If your desk is messy and populated by bits of paper, rodent droppings, dust bunnies, metal shavings, and other minute objects that contribute to the meaning of the word "messy" then Morimoto Sangyo has a little something that'll help.

The Dragonball Z Desktop Cleaner measures 7cm (2.75") tall and 8cm (3.14") across so it's slightly larger than a regulation tennis ball. When your desk needs cleaning, simply tap on the top of the DBZ Cleaner to activate the motorized suction. Next, slide it over the surface of your desk to suck up all the detritus that shouldn't be there in the first place. Once done, tap the top again to shut it down. The miniature vacuum cleaner is bagless so all you'll have to do to clean it is pop it open and empty the contents into the nearest trash receptacle.

What does DBZ have to do with janitorial services? Absolutely nothing. Preorders are welcome to ship in late April 2008 at JPY880 or US$11.50.

Japanese Import Outlook - Arrivals on Wed-Thurs

NDS Bangai-O Spirits ESP

Chou Nekketsu Koukou Kunio-Kun Dodge Ball Arc Systems

Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen Sega

Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage Nintendo

Puchi Eva: Evangelion Game Bandai

Rosario to Vampire Capcom

Time Hollow: Uwareta Kako o Motome Konami

Ys Interchannel

Ys II Interchannel
PS3 Armored Core For Answer From Soft
3/20 Mugen Kairou Sony

Tales of Rebirth Namco
X360 Armored Core For Answer From Soft
Wii Deca Sporta Konami

House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return Sega

House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return + Zapper Sega

USA Release Outlook - Arrivals on Tues-Thurs

NDS Diary Girl Konami

GoPets: Vacation Island Konami

Lost in Blue 3 Konami

Sega Superstars Tennis Sega
PS2 Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection Konami

Samurai Warriors 2: Xtreme Legends Koei

Sega Superstars Tennis Sega

Singstar '90s Sony

Singstar '90s (w/Microphones) Sony
PS3 Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Sony

Karaoke Revolution: American Idol Encore Konami

Sega Superstars Tennis Sega

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Ubisoft
Wii Worms: A Space Oddity THQ

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 Konami

Sega Superstars Tennis Sega
X360 Sega Superstars Tennis Sega

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Ubisoft

Playgear Pocket [Orange Version] - Clearance Sale

If playing your PSP gets priority over eating and dark orange is your color of choice, welcome to an indispensable protective accessory designed for Sony's portable. According to the manufacturer Logitech:

» Virtually Indestructible Polycarbonate: Put a shell of armor on the PSP
» Secure Snap Closure: Keep it in place, even when you’re not.

» Shoulder Control Access: Play without removing your PSP from its case.
» Headphone Port: Plug into your tunes anytime.
» 270° Lid: Use it as a sunshield for gaming or watching movies.

NCS Sale Offering

Pricing per Orange Playgear Pocket is set at US$17.90 which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the United States. All stock is new and factory sealed. [View Larger photos]