Friday, April 24, 2009

Nanatama: Chronicles of Dungeon Maker - New, In Stock

«©NCSX» Architects are respected professionals who build towers, castles, lairs, and even dungeons. The hero in Nanatama is a professional architect whose specialty is designing dungeons. To that end, his job is to venture into the Krete Ruins and carve out a labyrinth that'll attract monsters of all stripes. The goal is to build a dungeon that's so irresistible to beasts that they'll flock to it like bees to honey and reside within its comfy confines. The architect isn't really in the business of "better-homes-for-monsters" however. Once the monsters are in residence, the architect wants to kill them, rob them of their treasures, and capture a few of them.

At the outset of the game, players are in the burg of Krete which houses a number of merchants, citizens, and appears to attract a good amount of commerce. Krete has also started to attract monsters who roam around the perimeter of town but what they really need is a home to call their own. What they need is a dungeon. One that's deep, dark, dank, and filled with places to hide. Although Krete is a walled city, there's an entrance to the ruins below which is located to the north of town. After making niceties with the shop keepers, it's time to head for the ruins which are relatively unkempt and pockmarked with crumbling structures. There's not many monsters since the dungeon isn't very appealing initially but a few creatures that look like turnips roam around the top level. Further along, an elvish girl trapped in an Orb may be rescued and added to the hero's party. She can be summoned by pressing right on the d-pad. «More»

Koukyou Shihen Eureka Seven - WP2800 - New, In Stock

«©NCSX» Renton Thurston and his grandpa Axel are outside in the evening air when they spy an LFO (Light Finding Operation) mech with red trim. As it sails gracefully through the sky on a reflection board, the 14-year old Renton Thurston stares at it with awe. A few seconds later, the LFO loses its graceful demeanor and sputters awkwardly as it proceeds to crash. The ensuing blast wave blows Renton and Axel off their feet and onto their backs. A hatch opens on the LFO and a young girl emerges from the mech which is none the worse for wear. She addresses the two Thurstons, asking for help in repairing her mech. Renton ogles the girl and hisses, "Kawaii..."

The game proper begins indoors where Renton stands at the top of some stairs and the LFO stands in repose on the left side of the screen. It's massive and dwarfs the lad. He rushes over to the mech and assesses that it's a Nirvash type Zero and talks to himself in excited tones. Soon afterwards, Eureka enters the room and engages Renton in short conversation. When Renton is near something that he can investigate, a square icon command that shows Renton peering through a magnifying glass spins up above him and he may investigate the LFO and the bottom of the stairs. If he goes near Eureka, a chat icon spins out and he may start a conversation. Interaction scenarios show the portraits of the characters as they talk and their dialogue appears in boxes below them. Renton learns a little more about Eureka during their talk and gets bashful at times. It's clear that he's attracted to the green-haired girl. «More»

General Updates

NEWS Japanese Playstation Network Tickets
Japanese PSN tickets in JPY3000 and JPY5000 denominations were restocked yesterday and all backorders have been processed. New orders submitted before 6PM EST are welcome for fulfillment today. We also restocked Japanese Xbox Live points cards earlier in the week but they're all sold out. Restock is expected by next week. NCS also expects to restock Japanese Wii Points 1000 and 3000 cards by next week.
X360 Death Smiles Limited Edition Update
We're processing and shipping the second batch of Death Smiles LE today but a third batch of the game is expected next Tuesday or Wednesday based on information from our Japanese vendors. We should receive enough copies in the third batch to fill all remaining preorders but we'll re-confirm this once we receive the proforma invoice on Monday or Tuesday morning.
We're trying to get everything shipped out before the Golden Week holiday begins in Japan since that will delay everything by another week if we don't get the shipments out on Monday or Tuesday.

Wai Wai Trump Controller - Clearance

NCS Sale Offering: April 24, 2009
Original Release in Japan: December 14, 2000

New and factory sealed Wai Wai Trump Controller which was designed for use with the Wai Wai Trump Taisen (SLPM-86657 / Jan: 4961818000285) game from Hori. There's no other software that the controller is compatible with so it's more of a curiosity collectible than something that can be utilized for everyday game play.

Sale Offering
Pricing is set at US$13.90 per Wai Wai Trump Controller. If you reside in the USA, you may select USPS Media Mail shipping on our shop which is about $2.50. International customers are encouraged to select USPS First Class Airmail at a cost of approximately US$10. «Photo Gallery»