Monday, July 13, 2009

Slip-on DSi Crocodile Leather Case - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» We saw a pimp once. Just once. This was way before New York cleaned up Times Square and made it the tourist haven that it is today. Back then, Times Square was seedy, dirty, and surly. If you weren't careful, you were liable to catch a glimpse of a bona fide pimp. Maybe even two of them. It was probably a Friday when the sighting occured but there he was. Natty suit, brown but stylish hat, sunglasses at night, and the shoes. Crocodile shoes. Shoes that glittered like shoes never glittered before.

Crocodile leather is generally an expensive proposition which is why it's normally only found in special circumstances. Imagine our awe when Takara Tomy started preorders for their Slip-on DSi Crocodile Leather case for the measly fee of JPY1047 each. NCS thought back to the pimp sighting and knew that our Nintendo DSi would soon be encased in something glittery and shiny... like an NDSi never glittered or shined before.

Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos [Gekitou Pack] - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» A bevy of lovelies from the Queens Gate works gather together not to pose and preen but to engage in an action-adventure of epic proportions. Literally. Queens Blade is built on the Super Robot Wars game engine where the player's party goes from mission to mission and battles opposing forces on tactical grids. When an attack is ignited, the attacker is shown in a fluid animated sequence where she swings a sword and damages her enemy. Visions of undulating bosoms are a common theme throughout the tactical sequences. The "Gekitou Pack" edition of the game includes the following bonus items:

» Queen's Blade: Spiral Chaos Official Visual Book
» figma "Cute" toy figure with accessories and extra parts
» Queen's Blade Voice Out CD which features the entire voice cast

Preorders are welcome to ship on December 17, 2009 at JPY9800 or US$106.90 from NCS.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 [Premium Box] - Import Preorder

From the Publisher
The most intense, challenging, action-packed ninja adventure is back, exclusively on the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system!
The latest installment in the critically acclaimed series, NINJA GAIDEN SIGMA 2, is scheduled to ship this fall in North America and Japan, followed by Europe.

Developed by Tecmo's own Team NINJA, the NINJA GAIDEN series follows the adventures of super ninja Ryu Hayabusa throughout the world. The series has earned high praise and a loyal following amongst core fans, as well as action gamers alike. Released in July 2007, NINJA GAIDEN SIGMA was the first in the series to land on the PLAYSTATION 3 system. From playability, visual presentation to sound, the game received excellent scores all around.

The Japanese Premium Box edition of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 includes the following bonus items which are packaged with the game:

1) Ninja Gaiden Sigma Soundtrack CD (2 discs)
2) Set of Ninja Gaiden accessories (strap, keychain, dogtags)
3) Ninja Gaiden illustrations and manga booklet
4) Decorative slipcase which holds everything together

Preorders are welcome to ship on October 1, 2009 at JPY9800 or US$106.90 from NCS.

Shadow of Memories - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Taking place in a melancholy European city named Lebensbaum, Shadow of Memories' protagonist Eike Kusch gets himself killed but thanks to the wonders of time travel, he continues to walk the earth. A creature who calls itself "Homunculus" has given Eike a device dubbed "Digi-Pad" which grants Eike the gift of time travel. Once back amongst the living, his goal is to seek clues and interaction to stop his own destruction. For example, in one sequence in the first chapter, Eike has to travel 30 minutes back in time to prevent an act of arson at a local tavern.

Eike rides the wave through four time periods, from the present day to the 1500s when alchemy was fair sport for medieval chemists. Along the way, problems must be solved, friends saved, and missions completed thanks to the use of Eike's time jumping capabilities. Successfully navigating all obstacles and a few backward stints in time leads to a happily ever after endgame.

Shadow of Memories
was originally released on the PS2 in 2001 and NCS still holds stock. The PSP conversion is a no-frills port of the original game so players who've already completed the adventure on the PS2 might not pick up the portable port. New fans will however find a compelling and engaging experience that posits the theme of travel travel and the ramifications of one's actions. Preorders are welcome to ship on October 1, 2009 at JPY4000 or US$42.90 from NCS.

Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny - Import Preorder

From the Publisher
Greek mythos collides with the eternal tale of souls and swords as NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that Kratos, from Sony Computer Entertainment America’s critically revered God of War® franchise, will appear as a guest character in SOULCALIBUR®: Broken Destiny. Developed by Project Soul® exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, SOULCALIBUR: Broken Destiny is the first portable iteration in the series that promises to deliver its signature weapon-based fighting formula on-the-go. Robust and challenging single-player modes, head-to-head multiplayer and gorgeous visuals make this a must-have for any fighting game fan.

“In creating the Soulcalibur PSP system exclusive title, we knew Kratos was the only choice to appear as our special guest character,” said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO, NAMCO BANDAI Games America.“God of War embodies the characteristics of a classic Soulcalibur guest character with a powerful persona, a rich back story and a mighty blade with which to fight.” "The God of War development team are huge fans of the Soulcalibur series. We were honored to make Kratos a special guest character in SOULCALIBUR: Broken Destiny for PSP,” said Allan Becker, senior director, SCEA Santa Monica Studio.“NAMCO BANDAI has been great to work with; they're dedicated to bringing authentic Kratos combat moves to the game." With SOULCALIBUR: Broken Destiny’s huge roster of warriors, players can battle as one of many returning favorites or new fighters for some nail biting brawls. Blow away the competition using finely tuned and enhanced mechanics including Critical Finishes, Soul Crushes and Equipment Destruction. Adding depth to the combat, an all new single player mode has been developed that not only challenges a player’s reflexes but also improves their fighting skills.

Clash King V201 - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» A few years ago, a little game called Destruction Derby gave players with an appetite for vehicular carnage their outlet. The goal in the game was to impact as much damage to the other cars as humanly possible. Japanese publisher Genterprise tries their hand at car crashing antics with Clash King V201 which ships for the Nintendo DS later this year. Players customize a car and unleash it on the streets and highways with the goal of crushing fellow racers and innocent motorists. The game features a Normal Race mode, Flag Match, and a mission mode where objectives must be met during a racing run. A Wi-Fi communication mode allow up to four players to link up and crash against each other. Preorders are welcome to ship on September 17, 2009 at JPY3800 or US$40.90.

Roller Angels: Pasha to Daisakusen - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Goblin-like space aliens have arrived at Happy Town but instead of bringing messages of peace and goodwill, they've erased all of the street art and graffiti from the walls, billboards, and buildings. To restore the color and artwork, three girls named Becky, Mia, and Patty grab their spray cans and skate out onto the streets to tag everything back up. They're not just any girls in animal cosplay however. They are the -=Roller Angels=- who paint and battle space aliens on behalf of the good folk of Happy Town.

Roller Angels is a side scrolling 2D platform game with conventional controls and a graffiti theme. When rolling past a blank billboard, simply tap the touch screen and it'll be tagged up with a piece of artwork that's appears automatically. When battling the space aliens, their UFOs are tagged up to impact damage... Preorders ship on September 17, 2009.

Japanese Import Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday




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SFC Multi-Dedicated Wireless Controller - Sale

NCS Sale of the Week Offering: July 13, 2009
Original Release in Japan: December 16, 1994

New and factory boxed Multi-Dedicated Wireless Controller which requires an Optec Super Famicom Wireless Receiver before it'll work. Please note today's offer is only for the wireless joypad by itself as shown in our product photos. Unfortunately, we couldn't locate any receivers in our warehouse but we're checking with vendors in Japan for availability. We have a little over 300 of these pads remaining in inventory and zero receivers. Cue the sad sack music. More details and photos.

Product Condition
NCS' remaining inventory is brand new and packaged in the factory cardboard box. The manufacturer Optec decided to use a dearth of packaging material and the pad is packaged inside the cardboard box without any plastic sheath. The condition of the packaging is very good to excellent and has been in storage inside the original shipping boxes.

Sale Offering

Pricing per Multi-Dedicated Wireless Controller is set at US$12.90 each. If you reside in the USA, NCS recommends USPS Media Mail shipping for the most economical domestic service. International customers are encouraged to select USPS First Class Airmail at approximately US$11.