Thursday, April 17, 2008

Oshiri Kajiri Mushi no Rhythm Lesson DS - New, In Stock

When the populace of Japan becomes somber and perhaps withdrawn from one another, there's only one solution to reverse the malaise. A butt-biting-insect known as Oshiri Kajiri Mushi who only has four appendages versus the usual six and his troupe of dancers known as the Kajiri Gals. By biting people in the butt, Oshiri Kajiri Mushi brings mirth and happiness back into the citizenry of Nihon.

In Sega's new Rhythm Lesson DS, the insects serve as music teachers where rhythm exercises on virtual instruments are all that's needed to become somewhat musically inclined. The software includes a large selection of music and 100 classical piano arrangements for nearly 7 hours of tunes and easy listening.

Yamamura Misa Suspense Kyoto Satsujin Jiken File - Preorder

Mystery writer Misa Yamamura is no stranger to video games. The author has worked on three Famicom "Suspense" games and exclusive 3DO and Super-CD mystery games through the years. The author serves up an original script for Tecmo's upcoming Suspense Kyoto Murder File which is the second game in a murder-mystery series on the NDS.

The setting is Kyoto where three main characters work to solve a case. Photographs of real locales serve as the backdrops in the game to add an air of authenticity to the action. By performing simple investigative work and figuring out complex character relationships, players ferret out clues that lead to a conclusion. Preorders are welcome to ship on June 5.

Aria the Origination: Aoi Wakusei no El Cielo - Preorder

Take a trip to the Martian city of Neo-Venezia which mirrors the Earth city of Venice where canals and waterways snake throughout the burg. Players take on the role of an aspiring gondolier (aka Undine) who interacts with characters such as Akari Mizunashi, Alice Carroll, Aika S. Granzchesta, and Alicia Florence in a visual novel.

NCS is accepting preorders for the regular edition of the game as well as a limited edition which includes a collection of artwork, a 2-CD collection of BGM, and a set of six 7cm figures of the main cast of Undines. Preorders for both versions are welcome to ship on June 26, 2008.

Super Robot Taisen A Portable Accessories Set - Preorder

Hori's upcoming tie-in with the PSP version of Super Robot Taisen A Portable includes a nifty clear PSP collector as seen to the left and a Compact PSP pouch in silver as seen to the right. Please note that both accessories are designed for use with the PSP-2000 which is the slimmer and lighter model. Preorders are welcome to ship on May 22, 2008.

Product SKU:
HPP-262 / Jan Code: 4961818009479

General Updates

Import Game Delays
The ship dates for some upcoming imports were updated last night:
NDS Bokura no Telebi Game Kentei - Shipping on June 26, 2008
NDS Ochishi Keiji: Keiji-San, Watashi ga Arimashita - Delayed to July TBA
NDS Yajuu Keiji: Tokyo Douji Tahatsu Tero o Chinatsu Seyo! - July TBA
PSP Tale na nogu Yuukyuno Jin - Delayed to Summer TBA (May be canned)
PS2 Tale na Nogu Yuukyuno Jin - Delayed to Summer TBA (May be canned)
Super Famicom Wii Controller - Update
Club Nintendo has begun shipping the Super Famicom Wii controllers to Platinum Club members in Japan. Please note that NCS does not expect our own shipments to arrive until the end of April due to the "special arrangements" required to procure this particular item in size. Our suppliers have also warned us that the price will increase due to the aforementioned special arrangements but we'll update our customers before shipping preorders to obtain confirmation at the higher price. Similar to the price increase for the Super Mario Galaxy OST Platinum Edition a few months ago, the price should not increase more than the Japanese yen equivalent of US$10 but we will post an update once we know for sure.

Saturn Virtua Stick - Clearance

The Saturn Virtua Sticks on offer today were originally used for store demonstrations where NCS lent them out to local shops to promote Saturn fighting games. That was at least a decade ago and most of the shops have gone out of business in the ensuing years. Since we're never going to use this many sticks at any one time, we might as well sell some.

Sale Offering
: NCS' remaining inventory of the
Saturn Virtua Stick is used but in very good condition. Pricing is set at US$25.90 per unit which includes free shipping by UPS Ground within the U.S. Larger Photos.