Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Raiden IV Limited Edition - Domestic Preorder Update

From the Publisher
THE ROAR OF THUNDER IS BACK! THE SERIES THAT CHANGED THE HISTORY OF ARCADE SHOOT'EM UPS IS COMING TO XBOX 360! Instill fear in your enemies with devastating attacks and earn the acclaimed title of Master Ace!

Raiden IV Limited Edition Key Features
» Exclusive Soundtrack CD - The limited release of Raiden IV comes with an exclusive soundtrack which contains remixes from INH (Insanity Naked Hunter) composers Go Sato and Akira Sato.
» Challenging New Bosses and Stages - With new secret stages, never before seen bosses, and hidden un-lockable modes experience the fast, blistering game play action that never gets old.
Items, Weapons, and More – Unlock and master a variety of weapons as swarms of enemy fighters try and put you down. Everything from fan favorites, such as the Spread Shot and Vulcan Laser, will be available, including some new never seen weapons and items!
» Best Graphics to Date - The series has transitioned from its 2D roots to 3D, creating lush environments, devastating explosions and countless enemies, without a drop in frame-rate. Preorders ship on Sept 8, 2009.

Shina Dark: Princess Galett Fey Sowauge - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Shina Dark manga by Bunjuro Nakayama and Yukari Higa started serialization in 2006 but it hasn't made the jump to animation yet. Maybe it'll never hit the video serial circuit but at least we have toys to fall back on. Japanese producer COSPA has announced reservations for a 1/6 scale Princess Galett Fey figure which measures 21cm or 8.26" tall. A sword accessory is included along with a base. Preorders are welcome to ship in November 2009 at JPY8858 or US$98.90.

Sentou Kyokan Allean Real Red Ver. - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Allean is a golden-haired lassie who hails from the Queens Blade books and she's apparently a combat instructor of some stripe. We could make a lewd joke about Allean handling weapons but NCS is above that. This preorder synopsis will be by the book.
Allean's upcoming figure from Griffon is set to 1/7 scale and measures 25cm or 9.84" tall. Allean's "Real Red" version decks her out in all red garments and her blonde hair has turned into the color of bubblegum. Allean's clothing may be doffed to reveal her bosom. Preorders are welcome to ship in September 2009.

Motto Hamster to Kuraso Akachan ga Umaretayo - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» A baby hamster has been born into your family and it's your job to make sure it survives, thrives, and goes on to birth its own babies. A good hamster owner has to provide the little rodent with a comfy habitat, nourishing food, and water. Once the essentials are taken care of, players may interact with the hamster by way of touch pen tapping. Preorders ship on Sept 17.

Shinseiki Evangelion Portable Pack - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Gainax re-releases their PSP Shinseiki Evangelion Koutetsu no Girlfriend again in a special Girlfriend twofer + one extra title that bundles together the following games:

Shinseiki Evangelion: Koutetsu no Girlfriend Tokubetsu-Hen Portable
Shinseiki Evangelion: Koutetsu no Girlfriend 2nd Portable
Secret of Evangelion Portable (Best Hit Selection Version)

Some bonus items are also being thrown into the package as follows:
» Two Carrying Cases (Rei Ayanami and Asuka Langley versions)
» Lanyard featuring Kaworu the little penguin mascot
» Evangelion Portable Illustrations Booklet

Preorders are welcome to ship on October 8, 2009 at JPY9800 ($105.90).

BlazBlue Regular Edition - Expected Later Today

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The young'uns of today got it good. They don't know how good they got it. Back when we was kids, we had to walk 10 miles to school, eat hamburgers on plain Wonder Bread, rewind video tapes, and play Street Fighter II on a 16-bit Super Famicom. That was the Dark Ages when Japanese import games cost $160. Each.

Yep, the kids of today got it good. So good that they get to play arcade perfect conversions like BlazBlue for the measly fee of $60. The BlazBlue Taito Type X2 arcade kit was tempting when it dropped to US$2000 but $60? That's like manna from heaven. Don't even get me started on the home conversion perfection that is Death Smiles.

NCS originally stocked the first print limited edition of BlazBlue earlier this month but the regular edition (sans bonuses) has shipped from the publisher and is expected later this afternoon. New orders are welcome.

General Updates

PS3 Demon's Souls update
The Asian version of Demon's Soul will be restocked again later this week and the Korean version is currently in stock.
X360 Real Arcade Twinstick EX update
Preorders for the Xbox 360 Twinstick EX are now closed and we've wired payment for all of the sticks which are scheduled to ship in October. Please note that we'll process everyone's US$100 deposit towards the Twinsticks on July 30 (Thursday) with the remaining balance to be charged when the sticks are ready to ship in October. Please note that we cannot accept any more orders for the Twinstick EX at this point.