Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII - Recent Import, In Stock

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 shipped on June 27. By the way, that's 3 months after the USA version which was released in March.

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.

Biohazard Figure Collection - Import Preorder

Organic Hobby has announced new Biohazard figures which ship in a couple of months. Six figures are on offer as follows:

» Tyrant (pictured on the left)
» Zombie
» Zombie and Cerberus
» Chris Redfield vs Yawn
» Jill Valentine vs Chimera
» Rebecca Chambers vs Hunter

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late September 2008. A photo gallery of all six figures may be viewed here.

Ikkitousen: Kanu Unchou Nure Seifuki DX - Import Preorder

In Griffon's next Kanu Unchou figure, the warrior maiden is absolutely drenched. Kanu's hair looks like its been through the ringer and her shirt is so water-logged that it's beginning to appear transparent. The sheer clarity allows voyeurs to scope out Kanu in almost au natural style. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late October 2008 at JPY8500 or US$88.90 from NCS.

Xenosaga III KOS-MOS Ver. 4 - Import Preorder

Alter by way of Beagle has announced a reproduction of the popular KOS-MOS Ver. 4 figure which was originally released in December 2007 at JPY6800. The figure is based on KOS-MOS' turn in Xenosaga Episode III. Akin to the first figure from Alter, KOS-MOS' hair is a translucent blue color that trails away from her head with wild abandon.

Her armor is a mix of lingerie, garters, and metal plates which leave little to the imagination. On the weapon side of things, KOS' right hand hefts a nine-barrel Gatling gun which is almost as tall as she is. The figure is set to 1/8 scale and measures 21cm (8.26") tall. The sculpture is by Yagyu Toshiyuki and we consider ver. 4 to be something of a masterwork. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late Nov 2008.

Soul Calibur IV - Import Preorder [$56.90 shipped]

Reservations are welcome for the Asian version of Soul Calibur IV which will ship next week. The price is US$56.90 which includes "free" USPS Priority Mail shipping to customers who reside in the United States.

From the Publisher
Set to finally reveal the origins of this ongoing saga, Soulcalibur IV features new and familiar faces from across the galaxy who seeks the rival swords for their own goals. The line-up of weapon-wielding fighters grows as new characters add to the mythos including Hilde, a striking armor-clad warrior who wields a short sword and spear.

In addition to the Secret Apprentice from The Force Unleashed, other iconic Star Wars characters will appear as guest characters, including Darth Vader in the PLAYSTATION 3 system version of the title, and Jedi Master Yoda who will be available for the Xbox 360.

Hula Wii: Minna de Fura Oodorou!! - Import Preorder

The Hula is a Hawaiian dance which emphasizes the use of the arms in rhythmic motions and the sashaying of the hips. If you want to learn the Hula, you could go to a teacher known as a Kumu Hula but if your schedule won't allow it, there is another way.

Hula Wii
: Minna de Fura Oodorou!!

By utilizing the Wii Balance Board, players can take Hula lessons right in front of the television and learn how to shake, gesticulate, and dance like a native Hawaiian. In addition to the tutorials, the software also includes footage of dancers doing the Hula in the classic style. A video travelogue developed with the participation of the Hawaii Tourism Authority is also included on the Wii DVD which shows off the sights and natural beauty of Hawaii. Preorders are welcome to ship on Sept 25, 2008. Please note that the Wii Balance Board is not included and must be purchased separately.

Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit for PS3 - Clearance

Goku and Vegeta lead the cast of DBZ into battle once again with a new 3D fighting game installment for the Playstation 3. Burst Limit follows in the footsteps of previous DBZ games where saiyan fly, soar through the sky, thrust earthward, and commence attacks on the ground or from the air. Every copy of the Asian version of DBZ: BL includes a bonus booklet and a toy figure.

Sale Offering: NCS' remaining inventory of DBZ Burst Limit for the Japanese Playstation 3 is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Pricing is set at US$58.90 per copy which includes free USPS Media Mail shipping within the United States. Orders are welcome. Jan Code: