Wednesday, August 05, 2009

X360 Hori Real Arcade Twinstick EX - Update

NCS Product Update
«©NCSX» Hori sent out an email to customers who preordered the Xbox 360 Twinstick EX last night which detailed a physical change to the upcoming controller which is expected in October. The front of the Twinstick EX will now feature a download slope instead of a level platform which should make the controller more comfortable to handle. This should be the final change in the form factor of the controller but if there's any additional updates from Hori, we'll update our customers accordingly.

NCS is not accepting any new orders for the Twinstick EX at this point but if any units are available from our Japanese vendors, we'll post an update.

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

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The September 2009 issue of Famitsu Wave DVD includes print and video coverage of the following games and events:

» Wii Monster Hunter 3-Tri game guidance and tips (DVD1)
» The first of two DVDs included in this month's issue features footage taken at the 2009 E3 show of upcoming products such as Project Natal, Halo 3, Bayonetta (cosplay too), Brutal Legend, the Wii Vitality Sensor, Wii Fit Plus, Metroid Other M, PSP Go and many more.
» Game-related shirts and underwear may be viewed on pages 14-15.
» The second DVD included with the magazine checks out new arcade machines and UFO Catcher machines.
» Preview for NDS Korg DS-10 Plus (DVD2)
» Witness Pandemonium Warden carnage. (DVD2)
» A small photo spread for Miho Yuzuki may be found on page 26
» Some details on Final Fantasy XIV are included but the back of the magazine mentions that additional details will be presented next month.

BOOK Street Fighter Artworks (Softcover) - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Capcom celebrated two decades of Street Fighter earlier this year with a thick and heavy art book which rehashed a lot of great artwork from Street Fighter's esteemed history. The group shot from Hyper Street Fighter II is in there along with dramatic character portraits and assorted scenes from artists such as Nishimura and Shinkirou. To attract fans who may already own earlier Street Fighter art books which share a good portion of the same illustrations, Capcom also includes artwork from Street Fighter IV and new heretofore unpublished pieces from the various games. The book contains 320 pages and is printed on glossy paper stock.

From the Distributor
Kick start your Street Fighter 20th Anniversary celebration with the most complete collection of official Street Fighter artwork ever! Gathering over 1,500 illustrations created by Capcom's top artists over the past 20 years, this massive tome includes character designs, concept art, sketches, and promo artwork, plus many never-before-published pieces from both Street Fighter's past and from the all-new Street Fighter IV. Japanese text.
Preorders are welcome to ship in mid November 2009 at US$38.90.

TRC Mario Kart Wii Trading Card Fun Packs - Domestic Preorder

From the Distributor
"It's-A Mario Time!"
Start your engines! Mario Kart Wii is set to arrive in trading card form. Based on the fan-favorite video game, this stunning set is bursting with character and collectibility. Leading the pack are 24 driver cards and foil cards. The high-quality Epoxy Sticker cards are a true innovation - outstanding poses of the top characters, cool deco for all Mario fans! Tattoos in this series are taken up a notch with large graphics of iconic items from the series. Trading Cards, Special Epoxy Sticker Cards, Tattoos, Foil Cards and more!

Each pack includes: 1 Driver Card, 3 Miscellaneous Trading Cards, 1 Tips & Trivia Card, 1 Tattoo Card, and 1 Very Special Epoxy Sticker Card. Packaging: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box. Preorders are welcome.

TRC Complete Twilight Zone 50th Anniversary T/C Box - Preorder

From the Distributor
Rittenhouse Archives presents The Complete Twilight Zone 50th-Anniversary Trading Cards - 81 cards covering all 156 original Twilight Zone episodes from 1959 to 1964. Each box is highlighted with 4 Autograph cards; look for signatures from nearly 50 different Twilight Zone actors, including John Astin, Cliff Robertson, June Foray, Morgan Brittany, Mariette Hartley, Patrick Macnee, Jean Marsh, Michael Forest, Richard Erdman, Jack Grinnage, Read Morgan, Terry Becker, Arlene Martel, and dozens more!

Collectors will be looking to store their set in a custom-designed album, with 9-pocket pages and a bonus promo card. 5 cards per pack, 24 packs per box.

TOYS Barbie Twilight Doll - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The merchandising of pop-culture trends towards excess in Japan but North America isn't too far behind. Witness the Barbie-rization (no, that's not a real word) of the main characters from the popular Twilight franchise. Based on what we've gleaned from our sole viewing of the Twilight movie, Edward is an unconventional vampire who only feasts on the blood of animals and his skin sparkles in sunlight. Bella is a transfer student who becomes Edward's girlfriend even though she's a human. Intriguing.

From the Distributor
Twilight, both the novel series by Stephanie Meyer and the blockbuster film series starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, has become a worldwide phenomenon, as fans are drawn to the timeless romance between the mortal Bella and her vampire beloved Edward. Who better to capture the young star-crossed love of these two characters than Barbie and Ken? Bella is dressed in her trademark outfit of jeans, sneakers, and grey jacket as seen in the film. Edward has the pale skin and piercing eyes of the vampire. Preorders are welcome to ship in November 2009 at US$68.90 for both dolls as shown in the product photo.

TOYS Atari Controller Gum Tin - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Have a hankering for old school non-ergonomic joysticks? Steady your gaze at the upcoming Atari Controller Gum Tin which is shaped like the original Atari joystick which pops open to reveal a gang of mints. When we get our joystick, we'll throw away the mints or give them out on Halloween but keep the tin.

From the Distributor
A generation was introduced to video games thanks to the black joystick of the Atari 2600. Now, a new generation can see what millions used with the Atari Controller Gum Tins. Shaped like the classic black joystick, these tins contain gum inside. Preorders ship in October 2009 at US$3.89 each.