Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Magna Carta 2 - Import Preorder

From the Publisher
Developed by SoftMax, the team behind the original Magna Carta: Tears of Blood, and powered by the Unreal Engine 3, Magnacarta 2 combines a deep storyline, beautifully detailed graphics and a unique active turn battle system to create a fresh new RPG experience.

Magnacarta 2 introduces an original storyline driven by intense themes of love, hate, politics, betrayal and the ultimate question of choosing one’s own fate. Players are immersed in the world of the Lanzheim Continent, a conflict-ridden land deeply divided by a fierce civil war. Powered by the Unreal Engine3 and featuring character designs by famed Korean artist Hyung-Tae Kim, the game bears a striking visual style unlike any other RPG through its blend of photo-realism and Japanese manga influences. The deeply emotional story is driven by beautifully rendered CGI cut-scenes featuring fully voiced dialogue to draw players into the immersive experience.

Magna Carta 2 Game Play

Delivering more than 40 hours of gameplay, Magnacarta 2 features a unique battle system which combines strategic turn-based battles and real-time gameplay, creating a fresh twist on the traditional RPG formula. The game seamlessly blends world navigation and battles as everything happens in the same environment with no load screens or abrupt changes in the action when a fight begins or ends. Players can utilize objects found in the environment to their advantage and likewise, creatures and field objects dynamically react to the player’s actions. A free-roaming camera further adds to the unrestricted interaction with the world. Players are also given flexible control over their party with the ability to pre-assign attributes for each AI character and the freedom to easily switch control between all the characters at any time.

Magna Carta 2 Game Features
Magnacarta 2 features a variety of adaptable options to keep the action fresh throughout the game. By defeating monsters, players obtain Kamonds which can be used to enhance a variety of weapons as well as create new items. When players change their weapon, they take on a different fighting style that adapts all the related moves and skills to that weapon’s attributes. While normal skills can be performed by any player at any time, special moves require skilfully timed actions to exploit the rhythm of the battle to their advantage. The pinnacle of special moves is the over-drive mode where players can use the most powerful combination of skills at one time to perform devastating attacks to defeat enemies. KAN (magic), representing the four elements of nature (Wind, Water, Lightning and Fire), adds another dimension to gameplay whereby players generate KAN for use in battle and to affect environmental objects in various ways.

Preorder Bonus
Early reservations for the Japanese Xbox 360 import Magna Carta 2 will include a bonus Magna Carta II Official Visual Book which features illustrations and artwork of the characters in the game. Preorders are welcome to ship on August 6, 2009 at JPY7980 or US$83.90 from NCS.

Shugo Chara! Norinori! Chara-Nari Zumu - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The cast of characters from the animated series Shugo Chara! are no strangers to the Nintendo DS. They've appeared in two games already and a third title is winging its way to the market this summer. The pink-haired heroine Amu Hinamori and her miniature guardians (Ran, Miki, Su, and Diamond) engage in a rhythm action game where heart cues stream across the screen. In addition to the rhythm interaction, a number of mini-games are also included to provide some variety. Amu is joined by a recently introduced character in the animated series named Yua and her guardian who's named Cecil. The game features over 13 music tracks which provide backdrop to the rhythm action sequences. Reservations are welcome to ship on August 6, 2009 at JPY4800 or US$53.90 from NCS.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - In Stock, Ships 24 Hrs

From the Publisher
Become the ultimate Autobot or Decepticon in TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, the official game of one of 2009's biggest blockbuster films. Unleash your power to determine the fate of Earth as the ultimate war rages across the globe. Every second counts as you experience TRANSFORMERS like never before!

Game Features

» A unique array of attacks specific to each Transformer ranging from powerful missile attacks and rapid-fire chain guns to explosive energy blasts and visceral melee strikes.
» Play as your favorite Autobot or Decepticon as you gather the points needed to upgrade your weapons, level up your robot, and use unique abilities to fight the way you've always imagined.

Also in Stock and Shipping in 24 Hours
Xbox 360, Playstation 2, Playstation Portable, and Nintendo Wii.

Street Fighter: Legend of Chun Li - In Stock, Ships 24 Hrs

From the Publisher
Brace yourself for the hard-hitting action and high-flying excitement of "Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li", including an all new unrated cut! Based on the wildly popular "Street Fighter" video game series, this powerful martial arts adventure explores the origins of the Street Fighter universe through Chun-Li (Kristen Kreuk), who avenges her father's death at the hands of Bison (Neil McDonough) and his evil Shadaloo Empire. Now the stage is set, the challenge is clear, the legend will be forged... but who will prevail? Round One. Fight.

DVD Special Features
"Street Fighter Round One Fight" - Animated Feature Film on a second DVD, Trailers; Audio Commentary; Deleted Scenes; Featurettes, Widescreen Theatrical (PG-13) and Unrated Versions of Feature Film; "'Marvel Vs. Capcom 2': Sneak Peak"; "Becoming a Street Fighter"; "Chun Li: Bringing the Legend to Life"; "Fox Movie Channel Presents: Making a Scene"; "Recreating the Game: Arcade to Film Comparisons"; "The Fight In Black and White: Storyboard Gallery"; "Behind the Fight: Production Gallery".

General Updates

ARC Trouble Witches AC Scheduled Release on July 2, 2009
Trouble Witches started life as a fan-created shooter (doujin) for the Japanese PC but it's hitting the big time later this summer as a full-blown Type-X2 coin-op. Pricing is set at US$1890 per kit which includes shipping.
PSP Tenchu San Delayed
From Software has pushed the release date for PSP Tenchu 3 (San) a few weeks back from August 6, 2009 to August 27, 2009. Please mark your calendars accordingly.