Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» In Midway's Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, gamers finally get to answer daunting questions such as, "Can Superman beat Raiden?" and "What happens when Batman meets Kano?" These questions and more will be answered when MK vs DCU ships next week for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America and Europe. Generally, games are the same in both territories but there'll be censoring in the U.S. version. To achieve a "Teen" rating in the States, Midway had to edit the Joker's gunshot-in-the-face fatality and Kitana's fan-to-forehead-impaling fatality. Seeing such heinous fictional actions would apparently traumatize the youth of North America.

Europeans are apparently a more permissive lot as their version of MK vs DCU won't be censored. Both fatalities will make it to the production version of the game which is scheduled to ship on November 21. NCS is accepting preorders for the European edition of the game which should be in stock by November 21 or 24.

Riz-Zoawd + Bonus Soundtrack - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» The Wizard of Oz gets a remix and a revision in Media Vision's Riz-Zoawd which is a not-so-clever anagram of the original film title. We would have went with War-Dizzo but that's just us. In the game, Dorothy and her dog Toto are transported to Oz where they encounter all manner of oddities including a Lion who's an utter coward, a Scarecrow in search of a brain, and a Tin Man who needs a heart. Yes, it sounds crazy but it worked once in the movies and it might work again in a game format.

Riz-Zoawd features an interesting control scheme where a green trac-ball is represented on the touch screen of the NDS. To move, roll the stylus on the trac-ball and Dorothy and crew will wander across the world of Oz in flowing motion. Preorders are welcome to ship on January 1, 2009.

Fred Claus Blu-Ray Disc - Preorder, Ships on Wed-Thurs

From the Publisher
This is a story you've never heard before, a hilarious and heartwarming comedy about "Fred Claus", Santa's brother - complete opposite. After growing up in saintly Nick's shadow, Fred becomes a grouch who's lost his belief in Christmas. Then, one magical December, Fred flies north (first class via reindeer) to find brother Nick is in trouble: a scheming efficiency expert is out to shut down Christmas forever!
Expect fun by the sleighful as Fred helps save Christmas and rediscovers the gift of family. Join Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, Kevin Spacey and more in a yuletide treat to enjoy for years to come.

Special Features
"Vince And Paul's Fireside Chats"; "Ludacrismas"; "Pause For Claus: Elves Tell All"; "Sibling Rivalry"; "Meet The Other Claus"; Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Disc: "Fred Claus: Race To Save Christmas", Behind The Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Director Commentary, Featurette, Interviews, Music Videos, Dual Layer.

The Kingdom Blu-Ray Disc - Preorder, Ships on Wed-Thurs

From the Publisher
Actor, writer, and director Peter Berg (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) delivers a fearless, action-packed political thriller with THE KINGDOM. Shot in the Middle East with unsettling immediacy, the hand-held cameras put viewers right inside the action, while the tension between American FBI agents and their Saudi counterparts maintains an interesting uncertainty about who's "right" and who's "wrong." The bad guys, however, are unmistakable: the film opens with a brutal terrorist attack on an oil company compound in Saudi Arabia, where a visiting FBI agent is killed.

Back home in Washington, fellow agents Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx, RAY) and Janet Mayes (Jennifer Garner, ALIAS), want revenge, and will do whatever it takes to gain access to the investigation. Fleury all but blackmails a Saudi prince to get clearance against the wishes of a timorous attorney general, and flies overnight to the scene of the crime. Accompanying him are the no-nonsense forensics expert Mayes, Southern-fried bomb authority Grant Sykes (Chris Cooper, ADAPTATION), and Jewish smart aleck Adam Leavitt (Jason Bateman, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT).

Superman - Doomsday Special Ed - Preorder, Ships on Thurs

From the Publisher
The most shocking showdown in "Superman" history! When Lexcorp accidentally unearths the intergalactic serial killer Doomsday, Superman battles the creature head on in the fight of his life...literally. The world collectively mourns their fallen hero; humanity realizes it will never feel truly safe again. Superman's enemies rejoice...all but Lex Luthor, who grieves the loss in his own demented manner, setting off a chilling chain of events that even he couldn't have foreseen. Inspired by the bestselling graphic novel of all time, DC Comics' "The Death Of Superman," this feature-length animated adventure boasts exciting action sequences that rivals anything you've ever seen starring the Man of Steel.

Documentary: "Requiem And Rebirth: Superman Lives!"; Featurettes: "Justice League: The New Frontier", "Behind The Voice", "When Heroes Die: The Making Of 'Superman Doomsday'" and "The Clash Of The Juggernauts"; Bruce Timm's Top Picks: 4 Bonus Episodes from "Superman The Animated Series" - "Apokolips...Now!, Pts.1 & 2", "Brave New Metropolis" and "Mxyzpixilated"; "Wonder Woman" Sneak Peek, Audio Commentary, Behind The Scenes Featurette.


Veterans Day Holiday
The nation honors its military vets today. Since Veteran's Day is a national holiday in the United States, no postal shipments will be dispatched today. UPS and Fedex are operating normally.
Postal Service Level Observations
Over the summer, our postal shipments to customers across Europe were very fast, very efficient and there was nary a hiccup to be found. Over the past couple of weeks as we head into the season when package volumes swell to abnormal levels, we've begun to notice slower deliveries to our customers in Europe and surrounding territories.
In some cases, the additional time added to a Priority Mail International package was 14 business days - during the summer, the same package arrived in 3-6 days total. Due to the seasonal slowdown, we ask our customers in Europe to allow additional time for parcels to reach their destinations. In related news, the U.S. Postal Service is looking to cut jobs.

World Neverland Plus for JPN Dreamcast - Clearance

Original Update: July 15, 1999
«©NCSX» Live a life as an ordinary citizen in the pastel colored republic of Waktic, located in the Olerud Kingdom. Choose a profession and work, meet a girl and get married, raise kids, retire, etc.

Sale Offering
: NCS' remaining inventory of World Neverland Plus for the Japanese Dreamcast is new, factory sealed, and in excellent condition. Pricing is set at US$25.90 per copy which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the U.S