Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PSP Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep PSP Bundle - New, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» One of the most desired special-design handhelds in recent memory was the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Nintendo DSi which was a black DSi decorated with a repeating pattern of hearts, crosses, crowns, and mouse ears. It was a Vuitton-esque design that proved popular. A new special edition Kingdom Hearts-themed handheld was released over the weekend in Japan and NCS received our allocation earlier this morning.
The Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep PSP is a silver PSP-3000 model which looks regulation-issue from the front except for the "Crown" and "Mouse Ears" insignia below the face buttons. Flip the handheld over however and marvel and the nifty Vuitton-esque design on the back which has proven popular once again judging by the preorder volume. NCS is shipping all preorders today and new orders are also welcome to ship this afternoon.

PSP Kentoushi Gladiator Begins - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Travel back in time to the ancient Roman Empire and step into the shoes of a sword swinging gladiator. At the outset of the game, players are tasked with creating a customized slave who has to fight for his survival. Choose the facial structure, hair color, hair style, skin color, body type, and a number of other attributes to build a unique warrior. Female warriors may also be customized so that their bosoms grow from A-cup to what appears to be D-cup with a few tugs of the d-pad. If the slave succeeds in defeating the opposition, he'll gain renown, fame, and eventually adoration from the crowds in the Colosseum. Between slavery and the top of the Colosseum food chain, the player's protagonist faces training stints, death, and hundreds of other slaves all vying for survival.

When loosed in the Colosseum, competing gladiators and grunts hack and slash each other with swords and block blows with shields. The blood splashes something fierce with every hit and the crimson stains the ground like paint upon parchment. After a particularly bloody attack however, the victim's body isn't scarred with a gaping wound or gory gash. The victim's body is the same as before the attack which isn't realistic but maybe the technology for "gaping wounds" isn't readily available yet.

Kentoushi: Gladiator Begins supports ad hoc communication which allows players to trade gladiator data with other gamers. The Playstation Store will feature downloadable content including special items, customizations, and unique characters.

PSP Tekken 6 - New Import, In Stock

From the Publisher
A must-have for Tekken aficionados, TEKKEN 6 sees the return of many familiar faces as well as new characters to create the largest line-up the series has ever seen. With a growing roster of fighters, each equipped with their own deadly techniques, martial art moves, and attack combinations, TEKKEN 6 will be the best “King of Iron Fist Tournament” yet.

Adding to the already rich gaming experience, a deeper character customization feature will only enhance the incredible fighting intensity as players go mano-y-mano. Optimized for the PSP system, TEKKEN 6 will not only contain all the explosive action of its home console brethren but also feature additional stages, content, items, and an ad-hoc multiplayer mode.

Fighting amongst friends is encouraged as players can battle wirelessly against each other using original or fan favorite characters. Rounding out its list of impressive features is the return of the “Ghost” Infrastructure mode, which allows players to upload their “ghost” character data and download others’ from the Internet onto their PSP system. When players have reached the height of their TEKKEN fighting skills, they will be able to see how they stack up against others through the game’s network support.

Game Features

  • Master 40 unique fighters representing the world's top martial arts styles
  • Prove your supremacy with the online VS mode or engage in online co-op battles against A.I. controlled enemies with your friends globally
  • Venture beyond the traditional boundaries of a fighting game in Scenario Campaign Mode. Jump into single player or two player online co-op campaigns to experience the intense drama and large-scale battles that unfold
  • Create new characters and customize them with every imaginable detail. Customize their hairstyles, apparel, fashion accessories, tattoos, etc. Then take your own ultimate fighters online in VS mode or Co-Op mode
  • Punch your enemies through concrete walls or kick them through floors to open a whole new battleground

NEWS General Updates

Espgaluda II Black Label Limited Edition - Update
Some Japanese vendors have opened up preorders for the limited edition of Espgaluda II and NCS should open them up on our shop in the next few days. We're still waiting for confirmation on the allocation ratio that we'll be allowed to purchase from the distributor. We hear it's going to be 1:4 which, if true, would be better than initially expected.
Playstation Network Tickets - JPY3000 Restock
All backorders for the Japanese PSN Tickets (JPY3000 denomination) were filled yesterday and new orders are welcome today.
Advertising For Love
Google's contextual advertisement server is displaying a "Geek 2 Geek" banner below when we checked a few minutes ago. Last week, they served up "Japan Love" or something to that effect which appeared to be a dating service for men looking for Japanese women. In NCS' next side business, we're going to build a dating service for 24 million Chinese men who won't have wives according to this CNN article.