Monday, December 29, 2008

DJ Max Portable Black Square - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» A few weeks ago, Pentavision released DJ Max Clazziquai Edition which featured the musical stylings of Korean music group Clazziquai which is made up of DJ Clazzi, Alex Chu, and Horan Choi. Whereas the Clazziquai Edition was designed for amateurs and average players, the Black Square Edition is targeted at "professionals" capable of tackling cues by smashing out inputs like a rhythm maniac. To this end, an 8-button mode is featured in the aptly named Professional Mode which Pentavision describes as "Crazy mix by using 8 buttons." In the OPTION menu, players may customize the buttons for 4B, 5B, 6B, 4BFX, and 6BFX to suit your preference. Once the game boots up, you'll be able to choose the language from Korean, English, or Chinese. True to form, the game is challenging with a smattering of cues that rain down with nonstop force and frequency.

Songs in the game include "I want you" by Lin G, "Sweet Shining Shooting Star" from Croove, "Heart of Witch" by ReX, and "Landscape" from Tsukasa. The game modes are as follows: Club Tour, Arcade Black Square, Network Battle, Collection, Link Disc, and Album.
The Link Disc function allows gamers to use tracks from the earlier DJ Max Portable games and the Album contains 16 tracks at the outset that may be played along with their respective videos. The Collection section collates assorted unlocked data such as Club Tour Emblems, Images, Movies, and the Internet Ranking Service.

Juicy Honey Premium Edition 2008 - New Import, Sold Out

«©NCSX» At the tail end of 2007, Mint released Juicy Honey Premium Edition 2007 which featured Maria Ozawa, Tina Yuzuki, and Kotono Higashi. The limited edition set sold well to collectors and enthusiasts alike to close out the year. With 2008 coming to an end, Mint ships Juicy Honey Premium Edition 2008 which features another three JAV idols as follows (from the top of the photo and going down):

» Aino Kishi
» Yuma Asami
» Miyu Hoshino

The new Juicy Honey 2008 set is limited to only 2,300 boxes and 189 types of cards are scattered in those boxes.
There's standard cards along with special Jersey cards, Autograph cards, and the highly desired DNA cards. Something new are the "Chin" SPOT Cards which are similar to the Nipple Stamp cards but each model uses her chin instead of a boob to make an ink imprint on a piece of cardboard.
Mint is packaging three inner cartons into 1 box and selling them for JPY12600 per set or US$149 from NCS. Please note that pricing reflects the recent strength of the Japanese yen against the US dollar.

Biohazard 5 - Import Preorder

From the Publisher
Chris Redfield returns and heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is transforming the people into mindless creatures.

The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Biohazard had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down player's spines. Chris Redfield, returning Biohazard hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organization, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. Chris must take on the challenge of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. In Biohazard 5, Capcom will teach players to fear the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games. Schwag: The first printing of the game includes a "Making Of Biohazard 5" bonus disc. Preorders will ship on March 5, 2008.

General Updates

Zero New Releases
No new Japanese imports or USA releases are scheduled for this week. Yesterday was the last day of trading for most of our Japanese suppliers until the second week of January.
New Year Holiday
Please note that Thursday is New Year's and NCS will be on hiatus. We'll be back on Friday for a full day. Please note that UPS will not be picking up or delivering Ground packages on December 31 but January 2 will be a normal pickup and delivery day for all packages.
New Big PSP on Houston Street (Lower Manhattan)
The previous PSP screen had a lot of dead pixels. The new one's fine but the programming is limited to the USA flag, fireworks, and Daktronics.