Tuesday, December 29, 2009

NDS Utatti - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Konami pioneered the rhythm action genre over a decade ago and they've blazed a trail with offerings such as Beatmania, Pop'n Music, and Dance Dance Revolution. Their latest development in the rhythm action category is titled Utatti which is a Nintendo DS game which features touch-pen tapping and singing. Thanks to the built-in mic on Nintendo DS models, players will have to croon and touch to hit the onscreen cues and signals. In addition to the default 1-player mode, up to 4-players may collaborate on a rhythm tapping challenge.
Preorders are welcome to ship on February 25, 2010 at JPY5000 or US$53.90 from NCS.

NDS Cooking Idol Ai! Mai!! Main! Game de Hirameki! - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Cooking shows are generally targeted at an adult demographic or people of an age that can handle sharp knives, a cast iron frying pan, and blazing temperatures with a reasonable amount of care and self protection. Cooking Idol Ai!, which is broadcast on NHK in Japan, is designed to appeal to children as its primary audience. The hostess of the show is a bright-eyed girl named Main Hiragi who's accompanied by a familiar she calls Misanaga. Together, they show children how to prepare ingredients and cook various dishes such as hamburger, fish, and vegetables. Aspiring bakers in the audience also learn to to make bread and cakes. Konami transplants the Cooking Idol Ai! show to the Nintendo DS with a cooking program that features recipes from the show and new concoctions.

NDS Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 4 - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Shiren the Wanderer and his pet ermine return in another dungeon exploration game which begins with a shipwreck and an impromptu arrival on an island. Shiren encounters the natives who tie him up and are about to roast him when he's saved by timely intervention... Preorders are welcome to ship on February 25, 2010 at JPY5800 or US$63.90.

NDS Steve Soresi's Fluent Business English DS Training - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Steve Soresi is a bloke from New York University who developed an oral learning method called "sentences by minute" or SPM which involves two people. One person speaks in English for a certain amount of time and his partner keeps track of the number of sentences spoken. In another exercise, the listener attempts to summarize what the speaker has spoken from memory.
IE Institute adapts Soresi's training method to the Nintendo DS with a English language-learning program which teaches Japanese students spoken English with sentences, phrases, and words. The level of the English proficiency in the program is rated at high school but learners of all ages can benefit from the tutorials within. Preorders ship on March 11, 2010.

NEWS General Updates

The calm at the end of the year
Last week was busy. This week is sleepy in terms of news since all of our Japanese vendors and agents are on their winter holiday. There was an blip-surge of orders for the FFXIII Lightning bundle last night but we couldn't determine what caused it so we're attributing it to elves.
X360 Espgaluda II Black Edition
Cave hasn't updated vendors on the allocation ratio for the limited edition of Espgaluda II Black Edition yet. We've committed to a reasonably large quantity of the regular edition of Espgaluda from our various suppliers so we should be able to procure a decent amount of the LE pack. We'll update our product listing once we have news.
PSP Queen's Blade Spiral Chaos Premium Pack
NCS has restocked the limited edition of Queen's Blade Spiral Chaos and all backorders will ship today. The photo for the product on our shop needs to be updated because the box is much bigger than what's currently shown.