Thursday, October 08, 2009

NDS Blue Dragon Ikai no Kyoujuu - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product 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 action-packed adventure that takes the group around 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 for use on the battlefield. Early reservations will include a bonus Blue Dragon fan booklet in 50% ratio that's being given away by Namco Bandai.

NDS Iron Master Legendary Blacksmith - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» We're going to go out on a limb and declare that there will always be war and conflict in human affairs. With all that war, someone's got to supply bellicose humans with weapons and that's where you come in. You're the "Iron Master," a legendary blacksmith who arms warriors who want to do some serious fighting. By plying your trade and using astute management skills, your weapons are sold, raw materials are gathered, and the smithy's renown eventually grows. Once your reputation reaches a certain level, adventurers from near and far gather at your shop to barter, sell weapons, and buy them. The goal is to expand the business to such a level that you become a medieval Lord of War who supplies weaponry to both sides of a war, skirmish, or conflict. Just like the Big Boys.

NDS Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey - New, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» When a swirling dimensional portal opens up over the Antarctic land mass, the governments of Earth get a little nervous. A team of explorers wearing DEMONICa suits (gold helmets, gauntlets, and padded body armor) is quickly assembled and sent racing to the incident site on four armored vehicles. When the portal is reached, the team discovers that it leads to another world known as the Schwarzverse which is populated by 300 types of devils, demons, and other scaly malcontents.
Players take on the role of a Japanese team member who's joined by Commander Gore, an American fellow named Jimenez, and a Russian woman who answers to Zelenin. The party will seek the assistance and kindness of demons in order to conquer the Schwarzverse and survive.

PSP Atom (Astro Boy) - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Treasure's vision of Astro Boy on the Gamboy Advance a few years back was inspiring. The controls, the visuals, and the overall feel of the game gave us new respect for Astro Boy and his innate abilities. A new Astro Boy game wings its way to the Japanese marketplace this week but Treasure isn't involved. Not even an iota. This time around, the PSP Astro Boy game is being published by D3 Publisher of Simple 2000 gaming fame.

is a side scrolling platform game and shooter where players take control of Astro Boy and battle the minions of President Stone who runs Metro City. When Mr. Stone puts monstrous robot called the "Peacekeeper" into active service (which goes rogue), Astro Boy must stop it before Metro City is destroyed. The Peacekeeper fills up the entire height of the screen and presents a formidable opponent against Astro's power.

The platform action is standard fare where Astro jumps over obstacles, shoots up goons, and continuously moves from left to right across the stages. The levels that feature side scrolling shooting are also standard fare with a difficulty level that's about average. The cross-fire never gets too intense and gamers who have conquered shmups of the recent past won't get bogged down by anything the game throws out. Astro's weapons include a laser cannon, a drill attack, and a machine gun attack where Astro spins on-screen and blasts everything around him.

PSP Kurogane no Linebarrels - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» When Peter Parker went on a fateful class trip a few decades ago, he got bitten by a radioactive spider and ultimately became Spiderman. When Kouichi Hayase goes on a class trip to the Shin Ukishima Construction Site, he's smacked by a plummeting "satellite" which leaves him in a coma. Eventually however, the incident transforms him into a mech pilot extraordinaire who possesses inordinate strength. Kouichi joins an organization called JUDA which owns a number of mechs known as Machina and Kouichi's weapon of choice is a fast and agile mech known as the Linebarrel.

The Kurogane Linebarrels game for the PSP is an S-RPG which features interactive sequences that move the story along. The interactive parts of the game may be toggled to "Auto" so that they'll move along without you having to press a button after each snippet of dialogue. Battles are fought between groups of mechs on isometric battlefields which are viewed from a 3/4 overhead perspective. When an encounter kicks off, a short animation plays which shows the clashing antics in relatively fluid motion. Voice acting accompanies the battlefield antics for additional drama.

Kouichi's team is made up of
Emi Kizaki who was the original pilot of the Linebarrel, Satoru Yamashita who pilots the "Hind-Kind" Machina, Miu Kujo which drives a Machina called the "Painkiller," and a number of other mech handlers who operate their own unique Machinas.

Early preorders will ship with a bonus Linebarrels bookmark which features two nearly nude girls in bunny outfits.

PS3 Shirokishi Monogatari Furui no Kodou EX Edition - New

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» When we look at White Knight Chronicles, we think back to the winter of 2008 when the US dollar got decimated against the yen (sort of like now) and the end of the financial world was nigh. Iceland had gone bankrupt and doomsayers notched it as the first domino to fall. Fear was rampant and we watched the market tumble with majestic velocity. The dollar liquidation got so bad at one point that we were paying a little over US$82 per copy of WKC at the wholesale level... before shipping costs.

It was with jaundiced eye that we stared at the preorder price for White Knight Chronicles EX Edition back in August 2009. Price: JPY3619. It felt like a cruel joke but we're not going to dwell on the past... too much. With the EX Edition, Sony's releasing a fully patched version of the game which incorporates the First Wave and Second Wave updates onto a Blu-Ray disc for players who prefer hardcopies of their hard-earned games. The official updates log may be viewed on Sony's Shirokishi website which chronicles the first wave of changes and the second wave of updates.

Wii Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga - New Import, In Stock

From the Publisher
The third in the Valhalla Knights series created by the development team K2 (Tenchu series) and Marvelous Entertainment Inc., Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga marks the series jump to home console as it debuts on Wii. Boasting a revamped graphics engine with real-time battles playing out on the field map, the Valhalla Knights experience is refined and improved while keeping the customization and exploration options that the series is known for intact. The series expands further as two players can now play and explore the world of Eldar together online via an internet connection.

Game Features
Multi-generational Storyline – The player starts off as a human that seeks to reconcile and recreate old alliances with the dwarves, halflings, and elves. As the story progresses, the player can choose a character of any of the races, each with specific strengths and weaknesses that can be customized further.
» Fully Customizable Characters - With five basic job classes (Fighter, Mage, Priest, Thief, Bard) and numerous advanced classes each with their own specific skills, abilities, and weapons and equipment that change the appearance of the player's character, the customization options are almost limitless.