Monday, July 27, 2009

Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1077 - Annual Subscriptions Only

NCS Product Synopsis [Famitsu Vol. 1077 single issue order]
«©NCSX» The August 07 issue of Weekly Famitsu contains coverage of the following games and/or events in the Japanese market:
» Continuing coverage on Monster Hunter 3-tri which is scheduled to be released this Saturday in Japan. NCS should receive the game on Friday.
» Preview for NDS Yggdra Unison which looks a lot like the first Yggdra.
» Famitsu's reviewers rank NDS Puyo Puyo 7 (8/8/8/8), PS3/X360 King of Fighters XII (5/5/7/5), PS2 Nuga-Cel (7/5/7/5), Wii
Kyoufu Taikan: Juon (6/5/5/6) and X360 Magna Carta 2 (10/10/9/9).
» More NDS Dragon Quest IX coverage.
» NDS Strange Journey preview which is being published by Atlus.
» Famitsu goes back in time and checks out Ninja Gaiden 1-3.
» Final Fantasy XIII 9-page article on character Hope Estheim.
» This week's Pick Up Food section explores fast food options including McDonalds, MOS Burger, Lotteria, Subway, First Kitchen, and Mister Donut.
» Photo spread on covergirl Aya Hirano who sings J-Pop for a living.

Blue Dragon: Ikai no Kyoujuu - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Shu, Jiro, Kluke, and the rest of the Blue Dragon gang are back in a new adventure but this time around, they're supporting cast members. In Blue Dragon: Ikai no Kyoujuu, players create a brand new hero or heroine who suffers from amnesia. Despite the protagonist's lack of memories, he/she nevertheless leads the party on a new adventure that spans the world. The game features a 3D battle system where heroes attack with conventional weapons as well as their respective Shadows. An item synthesis system is also available where new weapons and armor may be crafted and upgraded. Preorders are welcome to ship on Oct 1, 2009. Early reservations will include a bonus Blue Dragon fan booklet in 50% ratio. Japanese Product Name: ブルードラゴン 異界の巨獣

Asoberu Ryori Tetsukuri Planetarium - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Ever lie in bed and wish you could see stars on your ceiling instead of dusty old paint? Japanese manufacturer Furyu comes to the rescue with the Tetsukuri Planetarium which looks like Darth Vader and is packaged with a total of four plastic domes. Each dome features a different star system or constellation that's beamed onto the ceiling when fitted on top of the planetarium. The planetarium runs on four AA batteries and an ON/OFF switch may be toggled to power up/down. Preorders are welcome to ship in late November 2009 at US$25.90 each.

Miku Hatsune Project Diva Glass Cup - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» NCS recently imported the Gyakuten Kenji Teacup from e-Capcom and we'll be adding two more game-related cups to our collection later this year. The Miku Hatsune Project Diva Glass Cup measures 12cm (4.72") tall and 6.5cm (2.55") in diameter and holds roughly 8 ounces of liquid. Two styles are on offer as follows:

» Clear glass with white/green Miku Hatsune Waveform imprint
» Clear glass with black/white Miku Hatsune Speaker imprint

Each glass will be wrapped in paper and then protected with a layer of bubble wrap to ensure intact arrival to customers. Preorders ship in Sept.

Japanese Import Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday


Doki Majo Plus


Puyo Puyo 7 Sega
PS3 King of Fighters XII SNK

King of Fighters XII USB Joystick


Neo Geo Stick 2



Neon Genesis Evangelion: Battle Orchestra Broccoli

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Battle Orchestra Limited Broccoli

To Heart 2 Portable AqPlus

To Heart 2 Portable W Pack AqPlus
360 King of Fighters XII SNK

Magna Carta 2


Kyoufu Taikan: Juon


Tereshibai Wii


USA Release Outlook - Arrivals on Monday-Wednesday

The USA versions of KOF XII for the PS3 / X360 are expected later this afternoon and we should be able to ship today.
NDS Rockin' Pretty Aksys
PS3 King of Fighters XII SNK
360 King of Fighters XII SNK
Wii Space Bust-A-Move Taito
DVD 17 Again Warner

Obsessed Sony

Mutant Chronicles: Director's Cut Magnolia

Linkle Liver Story for Sega Saturn - Sale

NCS Sale of the Week Offering: July 27, 2009
Original Release in Japan: March 15, 1996

New and factory sealed copy of Linkle Liver Story for the Japanese Sega Saturn which was published by Sega about 13 years ago. In the game, players take control of a ginger-haired cat-human who attacks plodding enemies with an assortment of weapons including a sword, an axe, a staff, and a boomerang. Linkle Liver is a dungeon exploration game which is rudimentary and perhaps a little too simple.

Product Condition
NCS' remaining Linkle Liver Story inventory is brand new and factory sealed. All of our copies of the game were found in their original shipping containers from 1996 along with the original promotional materials that Sega gave away to shops in Japan.

Sale Offering

Pricing per copy of Linkle Liver Story is set at US$16.90 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.

Product SKU: GS-9055
JAN Code:
Japanese Product Name:
: Sega
Compatibility: Sega Saturn (Japan-Only)