Thursday, September 17, 2009

NDS Bae Yong-joon to Manabu Kankokugo DS LE - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Learning the Korean language ain't easy. The Hangul alphabet is made of 24 basic characters which are broken up into 14 consonants and 10 vowels. Then there are double consonants for five of the characters, eleven diphthongs, and a "ranking system" when addressing people. For example, you'd address a respected elder differently than you would a punk kid with a bad haircut. But a bunch of Westerners like us wouldn't know any better and we'd address an old man as if he were a lil' kid.

If you ever decide to learn Korean, you might as well do it under the tutelage of Korean actor Bae Yong-Joon who has appeared in films and television serials. We hear that women swoon for this guy. Don't ask why. In any case, Yong-Joon guides language learners through exercises, drills, and lessons on Korean. There's also a collection of Korean recipes and some fortune telling fun.

NDS Clash King V201 - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» A few years ago, a little game called Destruction Derby from Reflections/Psygnosis gave players with an appetite for vehicular carnage their outlet. The goal in the game was to impact as much damage to the other cars as humanly possible.

Japanese publisher Genterprise tries their hand at car crashing antics with Clash King V201 which was released for the Nintendo DS today. Players customize a car and unleash it on the streets and highways with the goal of crushing fellow racers and innocent motorists. The game features a Normal Race mode, Flag Match, and a mission mode where objectives must be met during a racing run. A Wi-Fi communication mode allow up to four players to link up and crash against each other.

NDS Idolmaster Dearly Stars - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» You're not just a talent manager or a Svengali-like manipulator of the Japanese music industry. No, you're an -=Idolmaster=- who keeps an iron grip on the day to day happenings of the songstresses under your control. The Nintendo DS re-imagining of Idolmaster features a trio of peppy newcomers named Ai Hidaka, Eri Mizutani, and Ryo Akizuki. Since the new idols need to be refined for stage performances, they'll have to endure vocal and dance lessons which are played by way of mini-game routines. Once a girl is ready, she'll be invited to auditions where a good performance guarantees advancement in her career. The NDS version of Idolmaster includes new songs, a stage creation function, and a massive amount of speech during the interactive sequences.

NDS Saga 2 Hihou Densetsu Goddess of Destiny - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Square originally released SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu on the Gameboy in 1990 and the game made it to North America under the title of Final Fantasy Legend II a year later. Fast forward roughly 2 decades and Square Enix remakes the game with brilliant visual upgrades and re-releases it on the Nintendo DS this week.

The story in "Goddess of Destiny" is the same as the original but the remake features graphical overhauls, attack system revamps, and the ability to perform team attacks where a party collaborates on meting out powerful offensive moves.
All preorders are shipping today at JPY5800 or US$60.90 from NCS.

NDS Saga 2 DSi Accessory Pack - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Square Enix is making the release of SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu Goddess of Destiny something of an event in Japan with three game packages including one that's exclusive to their own shopping site. There was also a comprehensive SaGa soundtrack sold on Square's shop last month along with an assortment of doodads. Along with the three versions of the game and the OST, Hori wa recruited to produce a SaGa 2 accessory pack that includes three items as follows:

» Springy mobile phone strap connected to a puffy sticker
» Extendable stylus which fits into the pen slot beneath the DSi
» Protective DSi case which features red stencil artwork of the game cast

Please note the stylus and the DSi case are only for use with the Nintendo DSi handheld. The strap is more versatile and can be used with any mobile phone.

PS3 Makai Senki Disgaea 3 Append Disc - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Japanese Playstation Store is a fount of playable previews, old Playstation games, and assorted downloadable content that we've been purchasing at a furious clip. NCS is a big consumer of the Playstation Network cards that we supply to the retail market. We've already downloaded the Disgaea 3 content and Raspberyl's scenario that's been available on the Playstation Store since earlier this year but we want a hardcopy of those downloads for posterity and for the NCS vault.
Nippon Ichi answers our demand with the Disgaea 3 Append Disc which collects the complete Raspberyl scenario (all four chapters), the playable Prinny DLC, and a software patch which updates the game to version 5.0. In the Raspberyl scenario, players take on the role of the ginger-haired delinquent who decides to tackle the teaching profession on her own terms. Voice acting accompanies the dialogue in the scenario and it's an enjoyable few hours of Disgaea fun. Please note that the original Disgaea 3 game disc is required in order to use the Raspberyl Append Disc.

PS3 Tales of Vesperia - New Import, Restock Soon

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Tales games from Namco have enjoyed stellar sales over the years and over 10 million copies have made their ways into the eager hands of couch-based-adventurers. In the tenth Tales game, an androgynous hero named Yuri Lowell serves as the protagonist who teams up with a assortment of fellow travelers including a pink-maned girl named Estellise, a boy named Karol, a knight who goes by the name Flynn Scifo, and a pipe-clenching pooch named Rapido. The battle system in Vesperia is dubbed the "Evolved Flex-Range Linear Motion Battle System" which is just a convoluted way of saying "3D slashing."

Tales of Vesperia was originally released on the Xbox 360 last year but it's headed for the PS3 where the game will be bolstered with a new character named Patty Fleur, new sub-quests, and new event scenes. An extra incentive is a bonus DLC card which will be given away by the publisher in 50% ratio.

PS3 Tears to Tiara Gaiden Avalon no Nazo - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The white-haired demon Arawn, his blushing bride Riannon, and her brother Arthur from Tears to Tiara are back in a new adventure titled Tears to Tiara: Avalon no Nazo (The Secret of Avalon). The game starts in Avalon Castle where a strange occurrence sends Arawn and friends on a world spanning quest. A new character named Decimus joins the cast and he first made his appearance in the Tears to Tiara animated series. Decimus was a Imperial solider who fought with the Holy Empire commander named Gaius. Arthur killed Gaius in episode 18 of the series and Decimus eventually became a "good guy." A new combat system dubbed the "Changeling System" allows for strategic considerations during battle by swapping party members. Magic circles may also be used during battle to impart special capabilities and functions to the party members such as healing or defense.
New orders are welcome for a regular edition of the game that's priced at JPY6800 (US$68.90) and a limited edition JPY8800 (US$88.90) which includes a set of postcards, a calendar, and a mousepad.

PSP Ys Seven - New Import, Restock Soon

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Adol Christian and his faithful blue-haired friend Dogi are back in a brand new action-adventure that's a PSP exclusive. For now, at least. The game features a 3D world where Adol and company travel, explore, and battle enemy forces. Depending on the type of enemy, players can switch between active party members to combat foes in real-time. Special EX skills may be acquired to enhance the heroes' battlefield efficiency. Combat takes place in close quarters where Adol's party throws out melee attacks mixed with magic blasts to illuminate the screen with visual fireworks.

The adventure starts in the prosperous port city of Altago which is an important trade destination. However, Altago is a tale of two cities - there's the urban area with the palace, the trading docks, and the military port but there's also an old part of town filled with shanties, poor folk, orphans who wander the streets, and the criminal element. Surrounding areas and villages that Adol may visit include Shannoa, Segram, Kylos, and Edona which are filled with unique personalities to interact with.

The Regular Edition of Ys Seven includes a bonus Soundtrack CD and an illustrations booklet. NCS has also imported the Limited Edition of the game which includes a bonus Drama CD which features a voice acted episode that transitions the storyline from Ys 6 to Ys 7 along with the aforementioned Soundtrack CD + booklet. All preorders for both versions are shipping today but please note we're sold out until next Monday for new orders.

Wii Forever Blue 2 Beautiful Ocean - New Import, In Stock

From the Publisher
The World is Your Oyster
Endless Ocean 2 builds on the ocean experience first introduced with Endless Ocean™. While the last game emphasized relaxation, this one is designed with more adventure in mind. Divers might find themselves escaping from or calming down attacking sharks, exploring shipwrecks or finding treasure. Endless Ocean 2 also has more creatures and
improved graphics designed to fully immerse players in an ocean environment that they can freely explore at their own pace.