Monday, August 31, 2009

Wii Calling: Kuroki Chakushin - Japanese Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The "survival horror" genre has been under-represented on the Wii but Hudson contributes a new title for the console later this year.

In Calling: Kuroki Chakushin, players take on the role of a hero who explores dark environs armed only with a mobile phone and a puny flashlight. By creeping around with purpose and intent towards unraveling a mystery, the protagonist eventually gets to trek through limbo and encounter discarnate entities and spirits who may or may not have malicious intentions. The phone and flashlight are both controlled through manipulation of the Wii Remote.

Preorders are welcome to ship on November 19, 2009 at JPY5800 or US$60.90 from NCS.

NDS WireWay - Japanese Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Take control of a grinning alien creature named "Wiley Springer" who uses tensile wires to sling his way through 60 stages with a vertical aspect bent. When Wiley clings to a wire, players use the stylus to tap and pull downwards on the wire and then release to send him hurtling through the air. By adjusting the amount of tension on the wire, Wiley will be thrown with a certain amount of propulsion to reach the next wire, bumper, or springboard. Wiley battles alien minions but his ultimate mission is rescuing his true love Cythera from the clutches of an evil alien overlord.

Preorders for the Japanese import version of WireWay are welcome to ship on November 5, 2009 but please note the domestic USA version is scheduled to ship 2 days earlier on November 3, 2009.

PSP Persona 3 Portable - Japanese Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The beautiful seaside city of Minato-ku serves as the backdrop for the latest Persona adventure where players adopt the role of a transfer student who commutes daily from dormitory to school. Persona 3 introduces creatures known as Shadows which appear during the midnight hour and wreak all manner of havoc. To combat the threat, the protagonist teams up with fellow students including Yukari Takeba, Mitsuru Kirijo, and Junpei Iori who all have the power of Persona and the ability to battle the Shadows.

Persona 3 was originally released on the PS2 in 2006 and the PSP conversion features new elements such as a selectable difficulty setting (Beginner, Easy, Normal, Hard, Maniacs), an upgraded battle system, new events, and the option to play the game as a female student instead of the default male student from the original game. Preorders are welcome to ship on November 1, 2009 at JPY5980 or US$62.90 from NCS.

NEWS Japanese Import Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday


Love Plus

Sloane to MacHale no Nazo no Story 2 Level 5

428: Fuusa Sareta Shibuya de


Mobile Suit Gundam Senki U.C. 0081



Samurai Dou 2 Portable


Simple 2500 Series Portable! Vol. 12: The Hohei 2 D3

Yamamura Misa Suspense



Ousama Monogatari


Tabemon Namco

NEWS USA Release Outlook - Arrivals on Monday-Wednesday

PS3 Cabela's Outdoor Adventure [Delayed Sept 8] Activision

Guitar Hero 5 Activision
PSP Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny Namco
360 Guitar Hero 5 Activision

Section 8 SouthPeak
NDS Mini Ninjas [Delayed Sept 8] Eidos
Wii Cruise Ship Vacation Games [Delayed Sept 8] Activision

Mini Ninjas [Delayed Sept 8] Eidos

SOTW Hori Handle Controller for Nintendo Famicom - Sale

NCS Sale of the Week Offering: August 31, 2009
Original Release in Japan: March 30, 1989

New and factory boxed Hori Handle Controller which was released for the original Famicom over 20 years ago. The controller was designed for use with the Famicom version of Afterburner but can also be used with racing games. A connector cable is included inside the box to attach the controller to the Famicom console (with applicable port accessory) or the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Product Condition
: NCS' remaining inventory is brand new and factory boxed but please note the outer cardboard box has suffered the ravages of time. As such, the cardboard has dings, dents, and wear and tear caused by two decades in warehouse storage and warehouse-to-warehouse transport. Please also note that the suction cups on the bottom of the controller look a little rough and somewhat deteriorated. We're guessing the type of plastic used to make the suction cups wasn't designed for long-term utility. The rest of the plastic used to create the controller is however still shiny and sharp-looking.

Sale Offering
Pricing per controller is set at US$58.90 each. If you reside within the continental US, NCS recommends shipping by UPS Ground for the most economical domestic carriage cost.

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Compatibility: Famicom, Nintendo Entertainment System