Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Wii GTI Club World: City Race - Import Preorder

From the Publisher
GTI Club World: City Race is based on the latest arcade iteration of the long-running series, and charges the player with racing a series of compact cars around a series of cityscapes across France, the UK, Italy, the US, and Japan. Everything about the game is geared towards searing speed and intuitive handling, with players tussling with CPU-controlled cars or their friends through busy streets as they attempt to be the first past the winning line.
Every stage has been designed for total freedom, with secret short cuts to find and steep hills and hairpin bends designed to test the player’s skill. Control is everything, and the Wii game enjoys beautifully balanced control systems that allow users to slide deftly around corners, whiz through extremely tight alleyways to bypass the other cars, and perform handbrake turns to shave vital seconds from lap times. In addition to the twelve cars from the arcade version, Konami is planning to add four more licensed cars to the mix, each offering different handling and acceleration balance.
GTI Club World: City Race offers two key solo options, with Arcade offering a straight replication of the coin-op, while the new GTI Quest is a tour of the world, with a series of key objectives. Multi-player elements also play a massive part in the game, with the arcade game’s four-player mode faithfully recreated via a split-screen mode and online via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection’s online capabilities. Online, the game can be played as either a straight racer or as a series of fun sub-games including Bomb Tag and football.
Everything about GTI Club World: City Race has been designed to give the player a feeling of sheer speed and total control, and users can also add a personal touch to their car via the extensive customization features in the game’s Garage section. Preorders ship on February 25, 2010.

TOY Black*Rock Shooter Black Blade Version - Import Preorder

From the Manufacturer
ack again with a new weapon - a blade as black as the darkest night. The popular character illustrated by huke is back again, but this time she is wielding a 'Black Blade' instead of the previous 'Rock Cannon'. In even more contrast to the original figure, this new version has a much lighter feel to it - as she can be seen removing her jacket with her free hand, as she stands on a much more compact base compared to before.

Enjoy a whole new side of BLACK ROCK SHOOTER. Figure is sculpted to
1/8 scale (23cm or 9.05" tall). Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late April 2010.

TOY Ikkitousen Extreme Kanu Maid Version - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The next time a barbarian stays at the Hotel Gansevoort, he might muster up the temerity to request a maid with blue hair who wields a jaw-splitting spear. Someone who'll wear a frilly white dress with a design that'll undoubtedly infuriate feminists. The dress must reveal her thighs as well as her posterior without any effort because barbarians don't like to strain their necks... or their imaginations. For her benefit, she must have a strong punch and be willing to kick like the dickens when the gratuity the brute hands over isn't enough. Similar to pimping, cleaning ain't easy.
If Kanu Unchou ever applies for a job as a maid for a barbarian guest, she might look like the waif seen to the left. The outfit is frilly enough, the hair is blue enough, and her thighs are easy enough to spot.
R-Line's rendition of Kanu is sculpted to 1/7 scale and measures 24cm (9.44") tall. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late March 2010 at JPY8500 ($109).

TOY Gintama Clock - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Clocks with missing numbers aren't user-friendly because when it's 9:45AM and you're in a mad dash to get to your place of gainful employment, quickly glancing at the number-missing-clock might leave you guessing. The dialogue in your head might go something like this:

Self: "Did I see 9:45AM or was it 10:45AM?"
Self: "If it's the latter, I may be bidding adieu to my job"

Cospa's Gintama Clock hides numbers. It's user-unfriendly. The only redeeming quality about the clock is the artwork of the white-haired Gintama grasping a cup of concoction that looks like some kind of frozen treat. Each clock measures 25cm (9.84") in diameter and its face is covered by a hard plastic shell. A single "AA" battery powers the clock. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late March 2010 at JPY2500 (US$35.90).