Thursday, December 24, 2009

MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol 1100 - Subscriptions

NCS Product Synopsis
Cover: Famitsu's mascot rings in the New Year in a red jacket and bowtie

The January 14, 2010 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Final Fantasy XIII is done and in the marketplace so Famitsu's attentions turn to the next game in the series. Screenshots and details on Final Fantasy XIV start on page 25 and continue until page 35.
» Famitsu celebrates 1100 issues of the magazine by looking back at the people behind the magazine, major events, and memorable faces.
» A retrospective on game machines may be viewed on pages 131-141.
» PICK UP FOOD takes a look at reliable snacks such as Pocky and Kit Kat.
Since 2009 is over, Famitsu looks back at each month and reprises the events, news, and happenings from January to December.
Every copy of Famitsu Vol. 1100 will ship with a bonus 82-page New Super Mario Bros Wii "Hi-Complete Bible" which contains comprehensive tips and tricks on playing every level of the game.

TOYS Shining Wind 1/8 Scale Celestia PVC Figure New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Kotobukiya releases a 1/8 scale Celestia figure (of Shining Wind fame) that's sculpted by Sho Kojima. Celestia is accompanied by a floppy-eared creature named Lassi who wears a crown and has occasionally been seen with Xecty. A sprig of vegetation and a large white flower adorns her hair. Celestia measures 11cm or 4.33" in height and is crafted from PVC. An open book prop is included in the package which may be laid upon Celestia's lap whilst her green dress radiates outwards like a lily pad. Pricing is set at JPY5800 or US$68.90 from NCS and preorders will ship today.

NDS Lina no Atelier: Strahl no Renkinjutsushi Premium Edition

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Lina and her friend Luon are wandering around the woods one day when a fire erupts. The silly forest fairies accuse Lina of arson and hold her responsible for the extensive damage to the forest. The devastation is so bad that all the trees have been stripped of their leaves and all that remains are burnt out trunks. Despite her innocence, Lina decides to help the fairies rebuild the woodlands by using her alchemy skills.
Instead of working in a comfortable studio like previous heroines in the Atelier games, Lina becomes a traveling alchemist who goes around in a horse drawn cart and peddles her newly synthesized products to reap riches and rewards. The limited edition of Lina no Atelier includes a bonus looseleaf ring binder / daily planner that's wrapped in what appears to be pleather.

PSP Lucky Star: Net Idol Meister - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Konata Izumi is a blue-haired teenager who's fanatical about video games and anime. Call her the female personification of what is commonly known as an otaku... a creature which is usually of the male gender. Konata's classmates and confidantes are Kagami Hiiragi, Tsukasa Hiiragi, and the aristocratic Miyuki Takara. Together, the quartet enjoy life, play video games, and find themselves involved in assorted escapades. In the new PSP Lucky Star game, Konata and friends are aspiring internet idols who train and go on auditions to become an online superstar to revitalize the electronic business district of Akihabara. Players take on the role of a manager who helps the girls reach their full potential.
Net Idol Meister kicks off with an interactive sequence which establishes the story but mini-games eventually pop up which include button-tapping rhythm exercises, a rapid-fire retail service game, side scrolling running and dodging, quizzes, and a very rudimentary and stilted one-on-one fighting challenge.

NEWS General Updates

FFXIII First Printing
NCS will restock Final Fantasy XIII on Monday (December 28) and our restock will still be from the first printing of the game which includes the bonus DLC card. Please note that the second printing of the game has already been released which no longer includes the DLC card. We'll update our product description once our first printing copies are sold out.
UPS Holiday Schedule
UPS Ground packages will be delivered today along with air packages that are scheduled for delivery today. Please note however that UPS won't be picking up Ground packages from our company today.
Seasons Greetings
We forgot to get a tree for the office this year. It got too busy, hectic and frenzied over the past few weeks. We do have a big and spiky aloe plant that we wrapped a little tinsel around to make the joint somewhat festive. NCS will be on hiatus tomorrow in observance of Christmas but we'll return to normal operations on Monday. Season Greetings to everyone.