Friday, June 13, 2008

Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core PSP - Import Preorder

In September of 2007, NCS and sellers in Nihon stocked the Japanese version of the Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core PSP bundle. It's possible that European gamers looked on with envy and cried for equality because something like that would never be released in Europe. Nine months later and against all odds, equality's late but it's coming.

For players around the world who missed out on the Crisis Core PSP the first time around, another chance will arrive next week. That's when Square Enix does the unthinkable and releases the special Final Fantasy PSP on the Continent. We checked but hell hasn't frozen over nor have pigs begun to fly. Whatever it is, we think it's one small step closer to an even playing field for our brothers in Europe.

Preorders are welcome starting today for the European version of the Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core PSP and pricing is set at US$329. For that price, you'll get the Crisis Core PSP and a copy of the Crisis Core game which is multi-language. Please note that since the PSP is a European model, it will include a 240V power adapter which is unusable in the USA unless a 120V-240V converter is used. Since we don't want anyone to blow up their PSPs or set the dog on fire, a carefully worded warning will be included with every order regarding the 240V AC adapter.

Based on the information from our suppliers thus far, a Buster Sword keychain isn't included but we'll confirm this information in the next few days. Preorders will ship on or around June 20.

Metal Gear Solid 2 Bande Dessinée - New Import, In Stock

Relive the events of Metal Gear Solid 2 with Konami's digital comic book which utilizes stutter-step animation, camera pans, dramatic background music, and Japanese voice acting. The dynamic artwork by Ashley Wood also adds moodiness to Snake's escapades.

The story begins on a dark and stormy night where Snake leaps off of a bridge and onto a ship called "The Discovery" that's sailing the roiling waters of the Hudson River. Snake is looking for a new Metal Gear prototype that's being transported on the ship. His mission is to obtain photographic evidence of its existence...

The MGS2 Bande Dessinée package includes the following:
» Metal Gear Solid Bande Dessinée Digital Comic Book
» Metal Gear Solid 2 Bande Dessinée Digital Comic Book
» Metal Gear Solid 4 Special Features
» Sleek metal DVD case with nifty 2-DVD overlay storage scheme

The length of the two DVDs totals spans over 5 hours. «Larger Photos»

Metal Gear Solid 4 Special - Photo Gallery

A few photos of the MGS4 Special Edition have been thrown up on the server for your enjoyment. If we can kidnap meet Kojima the next time we're in Japan, we'll force ask him to sign the copy of the game used in today's Photo Gallery.

Another shipment of MGS4 Special Edition arrived today and new orders are welcome. For international customers who inquired about the USA MGS4 Limited Edition, we expect to fill those orders on Monday or Tuesday.

Marl Oukoku no Ningyou Hime - Import Preorder

It's been about 10 years since Marl Oukoku no Ningyou Hime landed on the Playstation and introduced the citizenry of Japan to "a musical adventure." The game's been re-released twice on the Playstation under the "PSOne Books" banner and in a special +1 edition. Due to the amount of time that has passed since the last re-release, no one's going to mind a third printing. After all, Square does it all the same.

In the game, players join a young girl named Cornet who has the power to communicate with puppets. During her travels, these puppets join Cornet's party and help her by battling opponents. The NDS conversion features an Encore Theater function. The full name for this game is:
Marl Oukoku no Ningyou Hime: Tenshi ga Kanaderu Ai no Uta. Preorders are welcome to ship on August 7, 2008 at JPY4800 or US$48.90 from NCS.

Mite wa Ikenai - Import Preorder

When there's something strange in your neighborhood, you might want to call in the Ghost Busters but they're old now. Bill, Dan, and the rest of the gang can't be expected to lug around atomic-powered packs on their aging backs. What's a person plagued by spirits to do?

Answer: Take hold of an Nintendo DS touchpen and wipe the discarnates out with scribbling action. That's right, scribbling action. Played like a visual novel with spirit encounter scenes, players read a scary story and then wax spirits from the screen. Once they're gone, the house they inhabit will no longer be cursed and birds will sing outside once again. All preorders will ship with a bonus Drama CD and reservations are welcome to ship on August 7, 2008. Jan Code: 4582246790236

Zero: Gesshoku no Kamen - Import Preorder

Tecmo's Zero (Fatal Frame) franchise returns this summer with a new adventure that takes place on a spooky island. A few years ago, five girls were brought to the island against their will. In the ensuing rescue attempt, two of the girls were killed but three were saved and spirited back home. Years later, the survivors return to the island to determine what exactly happened and come to terms with their traumatic ordeal.

The Camera Obscura remains the weapon of choice in the new Zero game which is controlled by the Wii Remote. The nunchuk is used to maneuver the heroines in the game as they explore dank areas haunted by vengeful spooks. Preorders are welcome to ship on July 31, 2008 at JPY6476 or US$63.90 from NCS. Jan Code: 4902370516715.

Imabikisou: Kaimei Hen - Import Preorder

Chunsoft originally released Imabikisou last year on the Playstation 3. Built on the strictures of Japanese cinematic horror, the sound novel featured slow pacing, gloomy hues, and discordant audio effects when the occasion called. The game is now headed to the Wii.

The Playstation 3 original featured six horror scenarios and the Wii update includes two new chapters to compel fans to open up their wallets and buy the game again.
Imabikisou plays like an interactive adventure where choices that are made during the course of game affect the conclusion. Preorders ship on Aug. 7, 2008. Jan Code: 4974365142209