Friday, June 26, 2009

Gyakuten Kenji Teacup e-Capcom - New Import, Sold Out

«©NCSX» When it's time for Afternoon tea at NCS (4:00PM on the dot, in case you're wondering), we have savories, scones, and shortbread laid out in a small unobtrusive spread. Occasionally, there'll be petit fours and sorbet served but we've never had beer and chips at low tea. Maybe we'll try that one of these days and completely taint the tradition.

Afternoon tea requires teacups made of china. The type with gilded rims and frou-frou accents. A saucer is also mandatory since sipping tea is so strenuous that you're bound to spill some. NCS is always on the lookout for new teacups so we were delighted when e-Capcom announced the Gyakuten Kenji Teacup. Repeat: Delighted. The Kenji teacup features a fluted design that's understated, elegant, and attractive. A small imprint of Kenji may be found on the bottom of the cup which isn't elegant but he'll be covered most of the time by tea anyway. Preorders have shipped to customers as of yesterday but the cups are currently all sold. GONE.

Really? Really! DS - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» The worlds of Really? Really! are inhabited by gods, humans, and devils who enjoy a peaceful coexistence. One such human is an orange-haired girl named Kaede Fuyou who has a tragic past. Kaede originally appeared in the Shuffle! game from publisher Navel and her story continues in Really? Really! where her past is explored along with her complicated relationship with a boy named Rin Tsuchimi.

The promotional material for the NDS conversion of Really? Really! mentions that the game spans two gigs with backup ram of 512K. Much of the memory is taken up by the full voice acting featured in the interactive adventure. Really was originally released on the PC as an adult visual novel with depictions of copulation but the NDS rendition removes all of the adult content so that the adventure may be played by everyone.

Really? Really! DS Deluxe Box - New Import, In Stock

«©NCSX» The Deluxe Box edition of Really? Really! includes the following Kaede Fuyou related bonus items:

» A pillow cover which features Kaede and a devil-girl named Nerine
» An eyeshade to wear to sleep which is decorated with Kaede's eyes
» An audio CD which features sounds of Kaede sleeping
» T-shirt transfer imprint which features Nerine

The worlds of Really? Really! are inhabited by gods, humans, and devils who enjoy a peaceful coexistence. One such human is an orange-haired girl named Kaede Fuyou who has a tragic past. Kaede originally appeared in the Shuffle! game from publisher Navel and her story continues in Really?

Wild Wet West Vol 1 DOA - New Import, Restock Soon

From the Distributor
World famous comics artist Shirow Masamune, the genius behind works such as Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell, presents a new vision as he explores the iconography of the Wild West. The seduction of the gun and the allure of the beauties of the Texas frontier are combined in this single piece that comes from Shirow Masamune's serialized story, Gun & Action, from Young Magazine Uppers #8. It displays the contrast between the soft suppleness of skin and the harsh metal of the gun barrel.

Sculpted by the Cerberus Project, Wild Wet West/Dead or Alive stands approximately 9" tall and brings the feeling of how wild is it to be alive to any collection. Window box packaging. Imported from Japan. Scheduled to ship in April 2009 from Art Storm. Japanese product name: ジュリアナ トランス.

NCS Note: The name of the character featured in the Wild Wet West Vol. 1 toy is Juliona Trans who sits atop a sack of money that's imprinted with the dollar sign and "Texas Bank." A trading card is also included.

Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1073 - Annual Subscriptions Only

©NCSX» The latest issue of Famitsu features coverage on the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Peep at pages 22-23 and witness a new game featuring the jovial jester known as Tingle. Apparently, he finds love. With a woman.
» Famitsu reviews PSP Project Diva (8/8/7/8) and PS3 My Summer Vacation 4 (8/8/8/7) which are both shipping next week.
» Continuing coverage on NDS Dragon Quest IX which includes a retrospective on past Dragon Quest games.
» A month-by-month recap of important events that have occurred this year (January to June) as we reach the halfway point of 2009.
» A special insert included between pages 142-143 checks out the top ranked games of 2009 thus far for all major platforms.
» Wii Sports Resort guide which shows how to move the Wii Remote and swing it in assorted ways to play the various games.
» More preview material for End of Eternity which is headed for PS3/X360.
» Two-page preview for X360 Magna Carta II.

Tears to Tiara: Nendoroid Riannon Action Figure - Preorder

From the Distributor
The Demon King's loving wife.

From the popular game which recently made its way into a anime, Tears to Tiara, comes a Nendoroid of the kind-hearted missionary, Riannon. With parts that allow poses ranging from her cute lady-like smile to a fantastic battle scene of her casting a spell - various scenes from the show can be recreated in Nendoroid form!

Her large hat connects using a magnet, so the shape of her head was not altered by the shape of the hat. An expression with spinning eyes that was not seen in the original show is also included, allowing for some extra fun. How you choose to display her is up to your imagination!
Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late Sept 2009 at JPY3333 or US$38.90 from NCS.

Fate Unlimited Codes: Nendoroid Saber Lily - Preorder

©NCSX» Fate Unlimited Codes Portable was released for the Playstation Portable last week and Saber Lily is one of the playable characters in the game. In Fate U/C, Saber swings an air-sword and roughhouses competently with the best fighters so she's a formidable sword handler who holds her own. Saber Lily has been a popular subject for toy sculptors lately and Good Smile Company gives Saber the Nendoroid treatment to give fans some more of a good thing.

Nendoroid Saber Lily measures 10cm or 3.93" tall and is accompanied by her sword Excalibur, an ornate scabbard, and a nifty suit of armor. Three variant faces are included which may be swapped in and out of Saber's head to convey different emotions. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late October 2009 at JPY3333 or US$38.90 from NCS.

General Updates

PS3 BlazBlue First Print Limited Edition next week
The North American version of BlazBlue is expected early next week and all preorders are scheduled to ship on Tuesday.
TOYS Boba Fett Kubrick soon
Based on vendor proforma invoices, the Boba Fett Kubricks are expected to arrive on Thursday of next week. We'll re-confirm once they're shipped.
TOYS Michael Jackson Cosbaby