Thursday, November 05, 2009

TOYS Final Fantasy XI Piyo Piyo Hina Chocobo - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Bird toys have been big sellers throughout NCS' history and the most recent success came in the form of the GA-KO Alarm Clock. Come next month, we're anticipating good things for Square's FFXI Piyo Piyo Hina Chocobo which fits in the palm of your hand and chirps a little singsong sound-effect to bring sweet mirth into your life. The Chocobo is powered by a CR2032 button-battery (included) and measures W55 × D65 × H58mm (W2.16 x D2.55 x H2.28") in dimension. Along with the Chocobo toy, Square is including a special registration code which allows jaded FFXI players to obtain an in-game item in the form of a virtual stuffed Chocobo toy.

Preorders are welcome to ship on or around November 25, 2009 at JPY1500 or US$20.90 from NCS.

Wii Tales of Graces - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Three disparate kingdoms rule the world of Efinea - Fendel, Strata, and Windol - all of which vie for supremacy over the other. In the land of Windol sits a city named Lhant which is governed by a lord named Aston Lhant. Aston's first-born is a lad named Asbel who goes off to become a knight but upon his father's death, returns home to rule the principality. Namco's latest Tales game follows the story of Asbel and a girl named Sophie who helps him fend off an attack perpetrated by troops from Fendel. The mysterious Sophie suffers from amnesia which is a regularly used plot device in Japanese video games since it adds intrigue to the character.

Tales of Graces features the "Style Shift Linear Motion Battle System" which is just a convoluted way of saying "Slashing with two attack styles"
where Asbel and company can switch between two types of combat skills. Namco touts Nintendo DS linkage where mini-games may be downloaded from the Tales software for portable play.

Early preorders will ship with a bonus Tales of Graces Special DVD and a Costume DLC card in 50% ratio. The 50% ratio means that Namco will give away one set of bonuses for every 2 copies of the game.

Wii Tales of Graces Wii Bundle - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Special game + console bundles are supposed to be special but the upcoming Tales of Graces Wii Bundle does nothing to the Wii console. Not even a speck of silvery-blue paint on the outer casing. Buyers will get the following items however:

» Standard Wii console in regulation-issue white
» Standard Classic Controller Pro in white
» Tales of Graces game software

The other items normally packaged in a standard Wii console box are also included such as the sensor bar, stand, Nunchuk, Remote, and a thick user manual (which no one reads). Preorders are welcome to ship on December 10, 2009 at JPY27,800 or US$389.90 from NCS.

Wii PokePark Wii: Pikachu no Daibouken - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Take a ride to the Pokepark amusement paradise and step into the padded paws of a monster named Pikachu. By romping around the natural splendor of the park, Pikachu befriends other monsters and engages in mini-games that involve fighting (Rhyperior's Heat Up Fight), racing (Salamence's Super Sky Race), athletics (Venusaur's Rope Swinging), and others. Between the mini-games, players may also take snapshots of the environs and store them to memory or online repository for posterity.
All preorders will include a bonus Wii Remote Pikachu 3D sticker that's being given away by Nintendo in 1:1 ratio. Preorders are welcome to ship on December 5, 2009 at JPY4800 or US$53.90 from NCS.

NEWS General Updates

Japanese PSP Delays
«©NCSX» Three PSP games have been delayed as follows:
1) Minna no Navi - Delayed from November 5 to November 19
2) Spectral Force Legacy - Delayed from November 12 to November 26
3) Spectral Force Legacy LE - Delayed from Nov 12 to Nov 26
Agarest Europe
«©NCSX» Restock of Agarest Collector's Edition for the European Playstation 3 was restocked yesterday and all backorders have shipped. New orders are welcome. The Regular edition is currently in stock and we should be able to keep inventory on hand until the big holiday.
This Week's Japanese Imports
«©NCSX» An assortment of new Japanese releases have been rescheduled to tomorrow. All preorders will ship on Friday of this week. The new issue of Famitsu Magazine is also expected tomorrow.