Thursday, October 09, 2008

Macross Ace Frontier - New Import, Restock Monday

Whenever a new Macross game is announced, there's generally a good amount of fanfare since the brand is well known and beloved by international fan base. The buzz has been building in Japan over the past couple of weeks and Bandai's latest Macross game is another 3D mission-based shooting game. Players take control of a Valkyrie which can transform into three forms - battroid, jet fighter, and robot.

The Macross franchises featured in Macross Ace Frontier are as follows:

» SDF Macross
» Macross Plus
» Macross 7
» Macross Zero
» Macross Frontier

Over 40 Valkyries may be piloted in the game including the YF-19, VF-1S Strike Valkyrie, VF-19, YF-21, and the VF-1J. The Valkyries may be upgraded and customized during the course of the missions. A total of 35 characters from the Macross universe also appear for dramatic foil. To enhance the atmosphere of the game world, Bandai also throws in speech snippets and a number of classic songs from the various Macross series.

In addition to solo play, up to four gamers may link up for a cooperative game where four Valkyries tackle mission objectives.
«Game Notes»

General Updates

Nintendo DS Import Delays
The following Japanese NDS games have been delayed:
» Detroit Metal City DS: Death Shout - New date: Winter TBA
Valkyrie Profile: Toga o Seoumono - New date: Nov 2, 2008(?)
Avalon Code - New date: Nov 1, 2008
Valkyrie Profile's delay is only 2 days from October 30 to November 2 but November 2 is a Sunday.
Hori Real Arcade Pro 3
Due to a shipment delay from the Japanese distributor, NCS expects restock of the Hori RAP3 by next week. If the controllers arrive any sooner, we'll update our customers accordingly.
Market Timing
Selling the market short on Rosh Hashanah (last Monday) was a great call this year. Buying Yom Kippur (today) may be a similarly profitable move for any bulls that are still standing. All three of you.

Sonic Adventure for Dreamcast - Clearance

NCS Product Synopsis - Original Update: September 25, 2003
«©NCSX» The irascible Dr. Chaos is back and raising a ruckus. Since the authorities can't corral Chaos, Sonic has to step up and beat back his old foe. Sonic Adventure is a 3D action game that was released a couple of months after the launch of the Japanese Dreamcast.

Sale Offering: NCS' remaining inventory of Sonic Adventure for the Japanese Dreamcast is new, factory sealed, and in mint condition. Pricing is set at US$13.90 per copy which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S.