Friday, April 25, 2008

Final Fantasy Trading Arts Mini Vol. 2 - New, In Stock

Squall Leonhart of Final Fantasy VIII fame leads another quintet of toy figures based on Square's fabled Final Fantasy franchise. The other heroes featured in the Trading Arts Mini Vol. 2 set are:

» Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca - A princess turned freedom fighter
» Auron - The bruiser wearing shades and a red/black ensemble
» Basch fon Ronsenburg - Dalmascan knight with medieval mullet
» Tifa Lockhart - Athletic gal-pal of Cloud Strife in Final Fantasy VII

Each figure measures approximately 5cm or 1.96" in height and is fixed posed. Similar to other Trading Arts figures from Square, the figures are fully assembled, painted, and ready for display. Please note that Square Enix packages the toys nine per box and NCS is only supplying this item by the box. This means you'll receive the five standard figures as listed above and four random duplicates.

All preorders have shipped as of yesterday afternoon and new orders are welcome to ship today at $40.90 per factory box of 9 figures. Photos

H2O Plus: Footprints in the Sand - New Import, In Stock

Takuma Hirose has been dealt some lousy cards in his young life. His mother has died an untimely death and he's lost his sight due to a medical condition. Takuma's uncle decides that it's time for a change of pace and takes his young nephew to live in the country. Once settled, Takuma enrolls into a local junior high school where he meets three classmates (Hayami Kohinata, Hinata Kagura, and Otoha ) who help him heal in more ways than one. H2O was originally released as an adult visual novel for the Japanese PC in 2006. Two years later, Kadokawa Shoten strips the mature content from the game and releases H2O on the Playstation 2. New and/or updated features in the PS2 conversion include:

» The storylines of Yui Tabata and Hamaji
Yakumo have been expanded and made into new scenarios for Takuma to explore.
» New CG events which were developed exclusively for the PS2 game.
» Additional dialogue snippets have been added.

The game is played in three distinct time frames which look at Takuma's high school days, a reunion, and finally his life with his chosen girl.

H2O Plus DX Pack - New Import, In Stock

The deluxe pack edition of H2O Plus includes the following items in addition to the game DVD:

» Original Series Drama CD titled "Eichisurio"
» H2O Plus Visual Book
» Anime DVD which contains an episode of H2O Plus.
» Five mini posters featuring the main characters in the game.

Nihongo Kentei DS - New Import, In Stock

Scholars as well as normal citizens can learn and re-learn kanji for the better part of their lives and still not master the entire character set. To measure the kanji usage proficiency of native Japanese speakers, a new test called the Nihongo Kentei (日本語検定) debuted on June 15, 2007 which was taken by 18,500+ participants. The Nihongo Kentei gauges someone's ability to recognize written kanji and the top ranking requires a knowledge of 3,000 characters.

Nihongo Kentei DS is a test-taker's practice buddy which is meant to be used daily in order to learn and re-learn kanji characters in your quest to score high on the official test. The software recommends practicing for at least 15 minutes a day to hone your kanji skills.

Shion no Ou - New Import, In Stock

When Shion Yasuoka was merely four years old, her parents were murdered in their own home. The only clue recovered by the police was a bloody Shogi O-sho or "Jeweled General" game piece. Through flashbacks, Shion deduces that whomever killed her parents is a Shogi player so she learns the game and enters Shogi tournaments in a bid to uncover secrets which may help solve her family's murder mystery.

The NDS adaptation of Shion no Ou includes a Story Mode which follows the plot of the animated series along with a Shogi Tutorial and a standard Shogi game mode where players face off against eight characters from the animation. Mycom hired the voice actors from the series to provide speech snippets which play during a Shogi match.

Tantei Jinguuji Saburo DS: Keinai Kokoro - New, In Stock

The hard-boiled detective known as Saburo Jinguuji is back with another case that requires his sleuthing skills and unique brand of moxie. A client named Takeshi Matsuda hires Saburo to investigate the suicide of his sister Saori Tokunaga. Takeshi believes that there was foul play involved and asks Saburo to confirm his suspicions.

Saburo's second outing on the NDS features touchpen-based gameplay where objects are inspected and evidence is ferreted out. When speaking to characters in the game, a person's mental state may be measured to determine the veracity of his or her statements. The system is called the "Talk Profile System" where normal conversation is used to uncover clues and important information that may help Saburo solve the mystery.

Taiko no Tatsujin DS Stand Set - New Import, In Stock

Playing a lively game of Taiko no Tatsujin DS can be unwieldy if you're all thumbs but Hori assuages the situation with a Taiko-themed stand. Mount the Nintendo DS securely in the crimson plastic holder and once the unit is angled to your liking, grab the stylus drumsticks and bang the virtual Taiko like your life depended on it.

The Taiko DS Stand includes the following items which are packaged in a compact cardboard container decorated with Taiko artwork and photos:

» Taiko no Tatsujin puffy sticker cell phone strap

» Adjustable Nintendo DS Stand which can be angled in seven positions for your viewing pleasure. The stand can accommodate the original Nintendo DS or the NDS Lite and little bracers are included for a proper fit. The Stand is lightweight but sturdy once a NDS is planted on top of it.

» A decorative and glossy cardboard attachment that's meant to be mounted on the back of the DS Stand. It serves no purpose other than to put some festive flair on the Stand.

Cyber Gun Attachment Vibration - New Import, In Stock

When the Wii and its wireless controller were first announced, NCS assumed that the Wiimote would stay the same shape forever and ever. The market has other ideas however as the Wii Cooking Mama kit, Zelda's sword, the Wii racing wheel, and other bolt-into accessories have proven. Cyber adds a gun to the Wiimote's arsenal.

The Cyber Gun Attachment isn't the first pistol accessory to reach the Wii - Nintendo's Wii Zapper takes that honor but it's the first one that looks like an actual gun. A berth on top of the accessory accepts the Wiimote and a lift-over latch secures it with down. Once fitted properly, grab the firearm by the handle, slide your finger over the trigger, and get ready to blast away zombies and other malcontents on the Wii.

Two AA batteries are required if you wish to utilize the vibration function of the Gun Attachment. If you don't need the vibration, skip the batteries since the gun will still work as a point and shoot accessory.

Osouji Sentai Clean Keeper - New Import, In Stock

An average high school sophomore named Kurou Minamoto has been recruited (against his will) to clean up Takamagahara High School. For the unenlightened, Takamagahara in the Shinto religion refers to the heavenly plain where deities reside. Kurou's janitorial duties takes on a more serious turn when three devilish hussies launch a coordinated effort to slather dirt and detritus throughout the school. If the grime was just a few smears of peanut butter or some puffs of dust, it wouldn't be too bad but they're actually big globules of bacteria-like malfeasance that clings to students. They don't look particularly pleasing either.

Kurou won't have to clean the mess up alone. He's able to find cleaning fairies and partner them up with five maidens to help him clean. The girls include an orange-haired student named Mariko Kasugano who's the covergirl, Kyoko Natsukawa, Ruri Akiha, and Akira Fuyumori. The Clean Team uses everyday tools to brush aside the splotches and your job as a virtual janitor is to wave the Wiimote in a circular or side-to-side motion to wipe out the dirt. Osouji Sentai Clean Keeper is equal parts interactive-adventure and Wiimote waving action game with scenarios and missions that eventually lead up to a conclusive cleaning encounter.

Osouji Sentai Clean Keeper LE - New Import, In Stock

A game in which fairies and girls team up to clean is bigger than one single edition. There must also be an exclusive limited edition to encapsulate the totality of the concept. Feast your peepers on the L.E. version of Osouji Senntai Clean Keeper which is packaged with two bonus items. We expected more goodies but if Idea Factory only wants to parcel out two bonuses, that's okay. The LE just won't sell as briskly. The exclusive Clean Keeper gifts are:

» A set of five puffy stickers which feature the fairies found in the game. A loop on top of each sticker allows it to be tethered to the included strap which bears the name of the game stenciled across its entire length.

» Clean Keeper Drama CD which features the voice actresses who provided the squeaky voices of the heroines in the game.

The game and bonus items are packaged in a cardboard box which features cover artwork that's different from the regular edition.

Samurai Spirits Zankuro RPG - Clearance

SNK released Samurai Spirits Zankuro RPG on the Neo-CD, Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation in 1997. The game was the same but fans snapped up all three versions because each version featured exclusive cover artwork. The game is a traditional RPG that features the cast and crew of the fabled Samurai Spirits 2-D fighting game in a different kind of setting.

Sale Offering
: NCS' remaining inventory of
Samurai Spirits Zankuro RPGi s new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Pricing is set at US$18.90 per copy which includes free shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S. Larger Photos.