Wednesday, May 19, 2010

BOOK No More Heroes Perfect Bible - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» If your personality skews towards descriptors such as "perfectionist" and "completist," the new No More Heroes Perfect Bible might help you achieve a state of gaming nirvana only known by select players. Kadokawa's No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise book contains information on the game world and locations, characters, and commentary from the producers. Since the game system has been updated from the Nintendo Wii original, the book also covers the following:

» All of the game's locations are mapped out in precise detail
» Pointers and strategies on defeating enemies
» A total of over 50 cheats that may be used by... cheaters
» Character portraits, trading cards, and background information

The pages are glossy and the book is comprehensive like a perfect bible of knowledge should be. The last chapter contains 14 pages of concept art and 2 pages featuring snapshots from the "Very Sweet Mode" of the game. The book spans 130 pages and the copy we're keeping for our own little No More Heroes shrine will be cherished forever. Or at least until next week after we've completed the game. All preorders have shipped as of yesterday and new orders are welcome for dispatch this afternoon.

MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1119 - New Import, Sold Out

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The May 27, 2010 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Previews for Capcom titles from the Captivate 2010 event in Hawaii. Readers can view screenshots for Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Sengoku Basara 3, and Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2.
» Preview for El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron which is being released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
» Famitsu reviews PSP
Motto Nuga-Cel! (7/7/6/7), PSP Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Fullmetal Alchemist: Yakusoku no Hi e (8/7/8/7),
Lost Planet 2
(8/8/9/8), and X360 Senko no Ronde DUO (8/7/8/7).
» There's the Grammys, the Emmys, and the Oscars. Then there are the Famitsu Awards where the magazine fetes the top games of 2009 with NDS Dragon Quest IX garnering top honors. A total of 10 pages honor the top software titles from last year.
» Even though Famitsu has a Starbucks cup and the website listed in the PICK UP FOOD article, they still refer to the company as STARBACKS.

PSP Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Naruto teams up with fellow ninja and goes out into the world to fight, jump, and unleash special powers from within.

In Kizuna Drive, players select a total of four protagonists from a large cast roster which includes Naruto franchise stalwarts such as Gaara, Rock Lee, Kiba Inuzuka, Sakura Haruno, Sasuke Uchiha, Itachi Uchiha, Juugo, and many more. The "Kizuna Link" system allows heroes to perform cooperative special attacks which light up the screen and destroy oversized monsters on the hunt. With four ninja fighting at once, the screen gets busy with bodies running, jumping, and attacking in concert. Four players can link up via ad hoc mode and engage in missions that are backed by an original storyline. Preorders are welcome to ship on July 15, 2010.

NDS Densha de Go! Shouwa no Yamanote Line - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» On October 12, 2009, the Yamanote Line celebrated its 100th Anniversary and the East Japan Railway Company painted some trains "Meiji Chocolate Brown" to commemorate the event. It was a corporate promotional gimmick and Meiji Chocolate celebrates its own 100th Anniversary in 2026; NCS predicts another Meiji-Yamanote Line promo.

Densha de Go! Tokubetsu Hen Fukkatsu! Shouwa no Yamanote Line game allows gamers to play the part of conductor and operate a train on the Yamanote Line. As a conductor, your job is to ferry passengers on the circular-shaped line which touches 29 stations in total and carries over 3 million passengers to their daily rounds. Preorders are welcome to ship on July 22, 2010 at JPY5300 or US$55.90 from NCS.

TOYS One Piece Character Wall Clock - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Manufacturers in Japan release a few dozen clocks every year which bear the images of manga/animation characters. NCS avoids most of them since we have conviction in their innate inability to sell. Occasionally, a manufacturer announces a clock that probably won't sell too well but we'll get them anyway because we want them for our own use regardless of general market conditions.

Morimoto's One Piece Character Wall Clocks feature the Straw Hat Pirates in three different scenes. Maybe the word "scenes" isn't the correct term to use since the pirates are just standing there as if posing for a photographer. From the top of the product placard, the clocks are:

A) Chopper stands in the center and is flanked by Luffy, Zoro, and others
B) Luffy cracks his knuckles whilst Dracule and Zoro watch
C) Luffy hangs out with past and present Warlords of the Sea

Each clock measures 20 x 13.5cm (7.87 x 5.315") in area and is powered by two AA batteries (not included). Preorders are welcome to ship in late August 2010 at US$23.90 each.

TOYS Care Bears Mascot Tsuke Chain Strap - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Care Bears are back in Japan, courtesy of Sega, and a motley assortment of product offers are wafting in this week. Gaze at the Care Bears Mascot Tsuke Chain Straps and reminisce about your youth when toy brands such as "My Little Pony," "Cabbage Patch Kids" and "Easy Bake Oven" ruled your world. Three Care Bears mascot straps are available for preorder and each bear measures 10cm or 3.93" tall and is tethered by a length of necklace, a strap, and a little plastic jewel on a smaller length of chain. The jewel's gotta be worth at least 15 cents. Preorders ship in Aug.

TOYS Care Bears PM Fry Pan - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Care Bears hit their heyday in the early 80s and became a part of American pop culture. The CBs didn't experience the same level of success in other parts of the globe but the Japanese have taken to the bears. Maybe that's why Sega has announced a pink 34cm Care Bears Fry Pan so fans can cook up eggs, ham, grits, and other foods that have nothing to do with the Care Bears franchise. If NCS keeps some pans for ourselves, we're going to use them as a ping-pong paddles to make the game harder on ourselves. Preorders are welcome to ship in August 2010.