Thursday, January 14, 2010

PSP Dead or Alive Paradise - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Trek once again to Zach's island in the South Seas and engage in a medley of minigames featuring the girls from Tecmo's Dead or Alive franchise. As a bonus for anyone who enjoys leering at nubile women in skimpy swimsuits, a guest appearance by Rio of pachislots game fame is also included in the PSP conversion of DOAP. Early preorders will include a bonus "Original Bathing Poster" which is being given away by the publisher in 50% ratio. In addition to the regular edition of the game, Tecmo is also accepting preorders for a limited edition which includes a DOA secret photograph collection, soundtrack, and a special box to hold all the goodies. Every copy of the limited edition includes the bathing poster.

PSP Metal Solid: Peace Walker - Import Preorder

From the Publisher
Stories tell of a legendary solider who once waged war against the world. His name was Naked Snake, a.k.a. Big Boss, and the truth behind this legend will finally be told. The era is the 1970’s. Big Boss had stationed his “Soldiers Without Borders” in Colombia, South America, where he was approached by a visitor from Costa Rica, a “nation without a military”. In the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, as Latin America became a key to maintaining the power balance between East and West, Costa Rica had miraculously managed to maintain its peace and neutrality. However, in various regions of the country, a mysterious armed force seemed to be engaging in suspicious activities. Now, to preserve peace in this nation without a military, the “Soldiers Without Borders” move into action. In time, they would be known as the founders of “Outer Heaven”. Forge a new path and live the legend with Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker, the first official Hideo Kojima game on the PSP system. Preorders ship on March 18, 2010.

X360 Otomedius Gorgeous - Platinum Hits Collection - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The first printing of X360 Otomedius Gorgeous is still available in the Japanese marketplace at or around the original suggested retail price of JPY6800. Despite the ready availability of the game, a "Platinum Hits" reprint of Otomedius has been announced which is priced at JPY2800 or US$33.90 from NCS.

Preorders are welcome to ship on March 11, 2010. Please note the cover shown to the left is from the original printing of the game. The Platinum Hits reprint will have a border which encapsulates the artwork to clearly designate it as a second printing of the game.

Wii Biohazard Darkside Chronicles Collector's Ed. - New Import

From the Publisher
Capcom brings the Biohazard series back to the Nintendo Wii with the sequel to the highly successful, million-selling title, Biohazard: The Umbrella Chronicles, Biohazard: The Darkside Chronicles.
Unlike the evil enemies you fought against in the previous story, in Biohazard: The Darkside Chronicles, players will fight against the characters' own inner demons. Two of the most popular characters in the series and heroes of the beloved Biohazard 2, Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield, will be making their return. As unconventional heroes, the two start out the game as ordinary individuals who are thrown into terrorizing situations where their own fear is their biggest enemy.

Featuring a brand new storyline that will fill in missing pieces of the "Chronicles" series, Biohazard: The Darkside Chronicles leads players into a horrific world where the lines between good and evil are blurred and the fight begins with your dark side and the game's on-rail, arcade shooter gameplay first featured in Biohazard: The Umbrella Chronicles, has been radically upgraded in Biohazard: The Darkside Chronicles. One of the major additions is a sub-screen which will allow for weapon configuration and use of recovery items regardless of time progression. A horde of new features including a new system that allows players to modify the difficulty level according to their playing skills will bring accessibility and fun to both the hardcore and casual gamer. Continuing in the survival horror tradition, Biohazard: The Darkside Chronicles will increase the thrills and chills with an enhanced two-player co-op mode where players will be able to follow their partners on the same screen. Their conversations and interactions have also been improved to create a more intense co-op experience. A more terrifying experience than ever before, Biohazard: The Darkside Chronicles combines a shaky and realistic handheld camera experience with an eerie soundtrack and creepy sound effects utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

Game Features
  • Two-Player Co-op Shooting: Invite friends and family to experience the horror alongside you in 2-player co-op mode.
  • Fan Favorite Characters Return: Play as Leon S. Kennedy, protagonist of Biohazard 2 and Biohazard 4, his partner Claire Redfield, who appeared in Biohazard 2 and Biohazard: Code Veronica, and others still to be announced.
  • New Evade Movements: Utilize the Wii Remote to flank and evade your enemies, creating a more in-depth and intense shooting experience.
  • Customizable Weapons: Players can upgrade and customize their weapons for each battle scenario. Each playable character can be specialized for a specific combat style.
  • Dynamic Difficulty: In addition to the initial settings of Easy, Normal and Hard, the game's difficulty level will adjust automatically based on the player's skill level so that both old and new fans can have a fun and challenging experience.
  • Collectibles Galore: For true Biohazard devotees, archive items such as characters, enemies, old documents and movies can be found throughout the game.

TOYS Final Fantasy XIII Shiva Bike Play Arts Kai Figure - Preorder

From the Publisher
Imported from Japan! Square Enix's Play Arts -Kai- figures are an improved version of their popular Play Arts action figure series. With a larger scale, a greater attention to detail, more articulation points, and additional parts, these are their finest action figure yet. Based on Final Fantasy XIII, the highly-anticipated role-playing game coming to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 in Spring 2010, this figure of the summon Shiva features a detailed sculpt taken directly from Square Enix's CGI designs. Window box packaging. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late March 2010 at JPY19800 or US$179.90.

TOYS figma Inuyasha Kagome Higurashi - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» In the Inuyasha animated serial, Kagome Higurashi is a girl who's the reincarnation and embodiment of a priestess named Kikyou. By joining Inuyasha on a quest to collect the broken pieces of the Shikon Jewel (which she busted up), she gains experience, renown, and eventually a life partner. Max Factory announces a new figma based on Kagome in her regulation-issue outfit from the manga and animated series. Kagome wears a green and white school uniform and carries her red bow which she used to accidentally crack the Shikon Jewel.
The Kagome figma figure measures 14cm and is sculpted by Asai Maki. In addition to the red bow, a quiver and six arrows are also included in the toy package. Extra hands, faces, and a figma stand round out the inclusions in the retail box. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late April 2010 at JPY2500 or US$33.90 from NCS.

TOYS figma Ga-rei Zero Yomi Isayama - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Kensuke Nimura sees dead people. Kagura Tsuchimiya also sees dead people and the two team up to battle spooks, spirits, and other wispy malcontents who would do humanity harm. As members of a secretive organization which protects Japan against evil, Kagura's offensive edge is a monster called Ga-rei which she commands to destroy her enemies.
One of those enemies is a girl named Yomi Isayama who's a stone-cold killer and troublemaker. When Yomi tries to release a mighty demon from its prison, Kagura and Kensuke stop her machinations and end up killing her during the ordeal. Since she was so badass, Yomi get her figma turn which positions tha Ga-rei Zero antagonist in happier times where she wields a blade, an steam iron with chain, and a cellphone accessory. The Yomi figure measures 14cm tall and is packaged with three faces, the aforementioned accessories, and a standard figma stand. Preorders ship in April 2010.

TOYS Evangelion Petit Super DX Plush Nesoberi Penpen - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Why are the words "Petit" and "Super DX" in the same product title for the Nesoberi Penpen plush toy? No one knows. Not even Banpresto who's making the plush. In the Evangelion animated series, Penpen is a penguin who's the result of a genetics experiment. Misato adopts him and allows Penpen to live in her apartment like a roommate who watches her TV and eats her food. Banpresto's plush Penpen appears to be sliding and we imagine him to be thrusting towards a hot spring for his daily bath. Each plush measures 26cm (10.23") in length and preorders ship in May 2010.