Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pro Yakyu Spirits 6 - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Konami's got a great soccer franchise in Winning Eleven which enjoys worldwide renown but they also have an top notch baseball franchise in the Pro Yakyuu Spirits game series for the PS2 and PS3. Well known in Japan but less so elsewhere, the latest edition of PYS ships this week and features two new modes:

Manager Play Mode : Take a seat and tackle the part of team manager who calls the plays and gives instructions to the players via action cards. Perfect for passive gamers who prefer not to swing a bat or pitch a ball. By using sound judgment and baseball tactics, players get the manage a team from the start of the season to the pennant.

World Baseball Classic : Baseball is beloved around the world so 16 countries participate in the WBC including the United States, Mexico, South Korea, Canada, Japan, Italy, and more. The annual tournament is only in its second year in 2009 and in case you're wondering, Japan won the top honors earlier this year by beating South Korea 5-3.

Pro Yakyu Spirits 6 features fresh 2009 team data for all players, updated uniforms, and since the Hiroshima Carp have a new stadium this year, the game includes the spanking new Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium. Konami also tapped former Chiba Lotte Marines pitcher Tomohiro "Johnny" Kuroki to provide commentary in the game.

Ys I & II Chronicles + Bonus OST - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Relive the adventures of Adol Christian in Ys I & II Chronicles which is a PSP remake of a PC remake (June 2001) of the original games that were released in the late 80s. That was 20 years ago when console software was cartridge-based and system memory was miniscule and dear.

With the power of the PSP at their disposal and the sizable storage space of the Sony UMD, Falcom gives their classic Ys games a new generation upgrade and graphical facelift. The audio soundtrack has also been updated with background music (BGM) rearrangements for added value. Falcom touts three game modes for Ys I and Ys II, selectable graphics modes, and four difficulty levels (Easy, Normal, Hard, and Nightmare).

Famitsu Wave DVD [August 2009] - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The August 2009 issue of Famitsu Wave DVD includes print and video coverage (on 2 DVDs) of the following Japanese games:

» Bayonetta for the PS3/X360 which stars a gun-toting heroine
» PSP Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker which is slated for 2010
» Lords of Shadow for the PS3/X360 from Konami which bows in 2010
» PS3 Katamari Damacy Tribute (Ships on July 23, 2009)
» PS3 Quantum Theory which is a Playstation Network title (2010)
» PSP Undead Knights (Ships on October 15, 2009)
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» PS3 Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (Ships on October 01, 2009)
» X360 Dream Club (Ships on August 27, 2009)
» NDS Puyo Puyo 7 (Ships on July 30, 2009)
» Calamity Trigger for the PS3/360
» Photos and profile on teen actress Hikari Takara
» Neo-Geo challenge featuring League Bowling and Ninja Combat.

Minna no Tetris TV Game - New Old Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» According to the brain-related research of Professor Osamu Shinohara of Tokyo University, playing Tetris stimulates the frontal lobe of the brain and may prevent dementia. NCS is unsure if that little bit of information is a ringing endorsement of Tetris since observing the mating ritual of the humpback whale is probably just as stimulating... in terms of the frontal lobe. In any case, Tetris is a ubiquitous game and we've played hundreds of variants, clones, public domain iterations, and sequels through the years. Our frontal lobes have been stimulated like the dickens. Just like Jello however, there's always room for Tetris and NCS imports Minna no Tetris which is a self-contained TV game which features 11 versions of the game from the classic one-player version to a competitive 2-player rendition to a version that features big blocks which is perfect for the kids.

Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» A millennium has passed since a white-haired demon named Arawn (that's the correct spelling according to Aquaplus) was imprisoned inside a tomb. On the day of his awakening, a maiden named Riannon is all set to be sacrificed as an offering when she's saved by her brother Arthur. After a conspiracy of events, Arawn befriends the siblings and gathers together a party of adventurers to go on a world spanning adventure. Mixing interactive sequences with conventional RPG elements and strategy-rpg encounters, Tears to Tiara is a adventure game tour-de-force that will be enhanced with new animated sequences for its PS3 turn.
Tears to Tiara was originally released in a regular and limited edition for the Japanese PC in 2005. The Playstation 3 conversion followed the same convention with a regular edition priced at JPY6800 and a limited edition at JPY8800. AquaPlus re-releases the PS3 edition in a lower-priced version this week at JPY2800 or US$35.90 from NCS.

Nendoroid Drossel - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Drossel's figma rendition was a recent sales winner and NCS anticipates similar success when her Nendoroid incarnation is released later this year. Whereas the figma was a standard 1/8 scale recreation of Drossel's lanky form, the Nendoroid is a squat super-deformed version of the Disney heroine which measures 10cm tall. Drossel's Nendoroid also features big blue "eyes" which light up by way of built-in battery power. Similar to the figma, Nendoroid Drossel is posable and includes accessories galore to recreate scenes from the Fireball CG series of short films. A circular stand is included with the toy for display purposes.

Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late November 2009 at JPY3800 or US$46.90 from NCS.