Monday, June 01, 2009

Monster Hunter 3-tri + Classic Controller Pro - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» We got a little taste of Monster Hunter 3-tri in the playable preview that was included with every copy of Monster Hunter G for the Wii. The demo included two missions which gave players a chance to test the Remote controls and experience wholesale monster slaughter. When the full proper game gets released in August, players create a monster hunter and outfit him/her with weapons and tackle missions which invariably involve monster hunting. Different weapons featured in the game include swords, gun-bows, axes, hammers, and more. In addition to killing all manner of monsters on land, players will also get to dive underwater and kill monsters in the murky depths where serpentine creatures dwell. The special edition of Monster Hunter 3-tri will include a bonus Classic Controller Pro which looks like a smaller and cuter version of Sony's Dual Shock controller.

Please note that Japanese distributors included a stipulation in their offer which states that preorders may exceed Capcom's initial production of the game. In the event that Capcom doesn't produce enough copies of the game to meet all preorders, distributors will allocate the game based on a ratio. Preorders for the Controller Pro bundle will ship on Aug 01, 2009 and reservations for the regular edition of MH3-tri are also welcome..

Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1069 - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Games and events afforded coverage in Weekly Famitsu 1069:

» Famitsu interviews Hideo Kojima but portions of the 4-page interview are blotted out by white circles to delete important references. However, it appears to be Metal Gear Solid 5. Or something like that.
» A look back at E3 through the years with recaps of the highlights.
» Preview for Idolmaster Dearly Stars for the Nintendo DS.
» The Review Crew ranks PSP
Evangelion: Jo (7/7/7/7), PSP Nishimura Kyoutarou Travel Mystery (5/6/7/6), PS3 The Last Guy (7/7/7/6), Wii Arc Rise Fantasia (8/8/8/8), and PS2 Evangelion: Jo (6/7/6/7).
» Enjoy the 13-page Introduction of Kingdom Hearts special feature which checks out the characters, the stories, and the new 358/2 Days game.
» This week's Pick Up Food section examines beverages in Japan including Aloha Maid Pink Guava Soda, Teas' Tea Green-Straight, and Mitsuya Cider.
» Smash Girls spread on actress Miho Kanazawa.
» Wii No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle preview.
» Trinity: Zill O'll Zero is headed for the PS3 later this year.

Tokyo Friend Park II - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» Are you ready for Tokyo Friend Park II? We are. Based on the zany Japanese television game show of the same name, players engage in 21 madcap mini-games including:

» Wall Crash - Don a virtual velcro-covered uniform and run/hop onto a trampoline in order to vault onto a velcro-covered wall. The aim is to try to get yourself stuck onto the highest position possible against competitors. The Wii Balance Board may be used in this mini-game.

» Never Wipeout! - Stand on top of a teetering "bridge" which controls seven corresponding platforms which tilt to-and-fro in tune to the player's platform. By teetering, players guide an orange ball from the top into a litte ship tugging a basket at the bottom. Balance Board compatible.

» Flash Saurus - Leap on top of a platform at the same exact time as a blip of light reaches the platform. The blip travels along a little pathway so hand/leg coordination is key to hopping at the right time. The light progressively moves faster after each successful jump.

Preorders for the Japanese Wii import Tokyo Friend Park II Ketteiban are welcome to ship on July 2, 2009 at JPY5800 or US$62.90 from NCS.

Kyoufu Taikan: Juon - Import Preorder

From the Publisher
It is said that when a person dies with a deep and burning grudge, a curse is born. When an average housewife in Nerima, Japan, was murdered in a grisly fashion, it gave rise to a curse so powerful that it threatens to kill at a pace thought unimaginable before.

The curse manifests on those who encounter the curse by any means, such as entering the house or being in contact with somebody who was already cursed. Once Erika Yamada is exposed to the curse while searching for her dog in an abandoned warehouse, the entire Yamada family is put in grave danger as soon as she reunites with them at home. They must now face their individual challenges alone, and only by overcoming the curse together will their family truly be free again.

Using the Wii Remote as a flashlight, JU-ON: The Grudge has players move forward with the touch of a button and explore haunted areas such as an abandoned warehouse, a dimly-lit hospital, and a mannequin factory. Much like a haunted house, the player must proceed forward even after being frightened and running away from the initial threat. As much fun as it is to get scared, sometimes it’s even more fun to watch others play to observe their reactions. For instant gratification, grab a second Wii Remote and push buttons to make in-game events happen immediately to make the player jump and hate you forever.

Preorders for the Japanese Wii import
Kyoufu Taikan: Juon are welcome to ship on July 30, 2009 at JPY4800 or US$53.90. Please note that a USA localization of the game will be available from XSEED Games in Oct 09.

Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

Japanese Imports

Manepa 1000 Mannin no FX Training


PS2 Evangelion: Jo Bandai

L2 Love*Love


L2 Love*Love Limited Edition



Evangelion: Jo Bandai

Nishimura Kyoutarou Travel Mystery Marvelous


Arc Rise Fantasia Marvelous
Domestic Releases
NDS Knights in the Nightmare Atlus

Naruto Shippuden Ninja Council 4 Tomy

Johnny Bravo Date-O-Rama MJumbo

Emergency Disaster Rescue Squad Destineer
PS3 Red Faction: Guerilla THQ
Wii Go Play Circus Star Majesco

Go Play Lumberjacks Majesco
360 Red Faction: Guerilla THQ

Policenauts Pilots Disc for 3DO - Clearance

NCS Sale of the Week Offering: June 01, 2009
Original Release in Japan: April 21, 1995

New and factory sealed Policenauts Pilots Disc for the 3DO which features a playable preview of the game. In addition to the snippet of gameplay, the Pilot's Disc also includes a Policenauts database, Movie section, a "Making" data portion, and a Sound gallery. NCS' remaining inventory is in fresh, new, and excellent condition.

Sale Offering
Pricing per Pilots Disc is set at US$29.90 each. 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. «Photos»