Monday, October 13, 2008

DoDonPachi Daioujou Black Label Extra - Preorder

The Xbox 360 is quickly becoming the console of choice for shooting games with a spate of exclusives (for now) that haven't been ported to other platforms thus far. Want to play Raiden IV or Death Smiles at home without a coin-op cab? Xbox 360 is your ticket to ride.

The latest shooter to be announced is DoDonPachi Daioujou Black Label Extra which is a vertical shooter that features glossy visuals, a host of new modes such as the Racing Mode, and a Replay function so you can view your performance after a stage has been conquered.

A distinguishing factor of the DoDonPachi games has always been the streams of bullets which emanate from enemies. Basically, the streams of bullets serve as moving mazes which gamers have to twitch through in order to survive. Enemy bullets radiate in spray patterns, in direct streams, and even in radiating blooms which criss-cross the path of other bullets for cramped and tricky situations. As a bonus for fans of the series, Cave includes the original version of DoDonPachi Daioujou (which has heretofore only been released for the PS2) on the DVD. Preorders are welcome to ship on December 25, 2008 at JPY6800 or US$65.90 from NCS

Bleach Versus Crusade - Japan Preorder

Ichigo and Rukia lead the cast of Bleach on another 3D fighting game designed by Treasure for Sega. Two fighters face off against each other on expansive battlegrounds which provide enough space to run, dash, and in the case of one winged fighter, fly. In addition to the one-on-one fighting action, team battles are also possible in 2-vs-2 challenges. The Wi-Fi option allows to online connected fighters to battle each other in split-screen. Early preorders will ship with a bonus Bleach Versus card calendar which features 7 cards decorated with artwork to count down the months (2009). Preorders ship on Dec 18, 2008.

Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1036 - New Import, Subscriptions

NCS Product Synopsis
Cover Date: October 24, 2008
«©NCSX» The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and/or events:

» Famitsu lays out the details on Nintendo's upcoming DSi.
» Interview with developer of Gran Turismo 5.
» Photos of three Sackboy PS3 bundles being offered in Japan.
» Street Fighter IV 7-page article from the Tokyo Game Show.
» Preview of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time for DS.
» The Review Crew ranks Away Shuffle Dungeon (8/8/7/8),
Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 2 (9/8/8/9), Culdcept DS (9/7/8/9), Yattaman DS 2 (7/6/6/7) and Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Gundam Meisters (6/6/6/6).
» Preview for Quantum Theory on the PS3.
» Famitsu goes to the Tokyo Game Show 2008 and brings back photos, ga
me lists from publishers, and previews of what's in the pipeline.
» Road to Famicom feature checks out Space Invaders and the Atari 2600.

Japanese Import Outlook - Arrivals on Thurs

NDS Away: Shuffle Dungeon AQ Int

Culdcept DS

Galileo D3
Nazo Nazo & Quiz Ichi Kotae Jikkon Q Mate! Konami
Yataman DS 2 Takara


Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Gundam Meisters


PSP Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida Or 2 SCEI
Wii Daikaijuu Battle: Ultra Coliseum Bandai
Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces Bandai

Wii Music


USA Release Outlook - Arrivals on Mon-Wed

NDS Caesar Millan's Dog Whisperer Ubisoft

Fifa Soccer 09 EA

Goosebumps: Horror Land Elastic

Littlest Pet Shop Garden EA

Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 Tomy
PS2 Avatar the Last Airbender: Into the Inferno THQ

Dokapon Kingdom Atlus

Saints Row 2 THQ
PS3 Blitz the League II Midway

Dead Space EA

Fifa Soccer 09 EA

Golden Axe: Beast Rider Sega

Rock Revolution Konami

Socom Confrontation Sony
360 Blitz the League II Midway

Dead Space EA

Golden Axe: Beast Rider Sega

Rock Revolution Konami

Saint's Row 2 THQ
Wii Avatar the Last Airbender: Into the Inferno THQ

Boogie Superstar EA

Dokapon Kingdom Atlus

Rock Revolution Konami

Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure Adv Co

Twin Strike: Operation Thunder Zoo

General Updates

Room Palette Skyrium
Another batch of the Skyrium has arrived and all backorders will ship today. For customers who backordered the Aqua Rain bath toy recently, we should receive a new shipment later this week.
European musicians are now able to purchase KORG DS-10 locally without having to import the software from Japan. An American release is scheduled for November 4, 2008.
Japanese 2009 Calendars
NCS won't be stocking any Japanese 2009 calendars but we thought the selection being offered this year was interesting. View what's available in Japan in today's gallery. Warning: Some calendars are adult-themed and may depict blurry boobs on JAV idols. You'll need to squint to see them but they're there so some images may be NSFW.
Columbus Holiday
The U.S. Postal Service is observing Columbus Day so no postal shipments will be dispatched today. Normal shipping will resume tomorrow.

Capcom Fighting Jam Memory Card for PS2 - Clearance

NCS Product Synopsis
Original Update: November 20, 2004
«©NCSX» Hori releases an 8M memory card for the Playstation 2 which is decorated with a partial cast from Capcom Fighter Jam who stand against a crimson backdrop. We see Ryu, Sakura, Demetri, and three others. Bundled inside the blister pack is a red wristband printed with the Capcom Fighting Jam logo and a compact memory card case that holds exactly one memory card. A memory card label is also included which may be affixed to the memory card. The wristband is woven from cotton with an elastic band so that it stretches and may also be used as a headband.

Sale Offering
NCS' remaining inventory of the
Capcom Fighting Jam Memory Card for the Playstation is new, factory packaged, and in excellent condition. Japanese memory cards can be used on European and American Playstation 2 consoles. Pricing is set at US$30.90 per unit which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S.