Friday, May 21, 2010

BOOK SFIV & SSFIV Official Complete Works - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Capcom's Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV have been accompanied by a lot of artwork. To promote the games, Capcom commissioned artists to create advertising material featuring characters such as Ken, Ryu, Ken vs. Ryu, and much much more. During the creative process of the game itself, artists sketched out the characters and set up storyboards before the visuals of the game were fleshed to life on the development stations. All that artwork was for the coin-op versions of the game. Artists also went about creating the advertising material for the home conversions of the games when the time came for Capcom to sell directly to the CS market.

With all that artwork, sketches, storyboards, and galleries in existence, it was only proper that Capcom collect all of it in one handy volume. One book to hold it all for fans to stare it, appreciate, and treasure for years to come. That book ships later this summer and Capcom also throws in interviews and commentary from the development team for added value. Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV Official Complete Works is an A4 Size Book (
8.27 X 11.69") which contains 176 pages.

Preorders are welcome to ship on June 25, 2010 at JPY2100 or US$33.90 from NCS. Please note pricing reflects importation charges to send the books from Japan to NYC with overnight shipping.

BOOK Blaze Union Complete Guide - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Atlus is releasing a prequel to Yggdra Union on the PSP next week and the game should do decent numbers. In Blaze Union, players take on the persona of a ginger-haired warrior-lady named Garlot who helms the Blaze Knights and protects the land from Imperial malcontents.

Roughly a month after the game's release, publisher Soft Bank is releasing a Blaze Union Complete Guide which promises to reveal everything in the tactical adventure. That means all of the characters, battle strategies, quests, items, hidden materials, scenarios, conditions for completing those scenarios, and tips on unlocking every item and card programmed in the game will be included. That's generally what a "Complete Guide" aspires to be. Soft Bank also throws in maps and even flow charts to show players how scenarios branch off for the sake of being completely complete and banish any doubts as to its completeness. The book is A5 size (5.8 x 8.3") and contains 192 pages. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid June 2010 at JPY1890 or US$30.90 from NCS. Please note our pricing reflects importation charges to send the books from Japan to NYC with overnight shipping.

NDS Metal Max 3 - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Data East released the original Metal Max on the Famicom back in 1991 and a sequel was released on the Super Famicom in 1993. For the third canonical release in the series, fans had to wait 17 years but we think it'll be worth it. Metal Max is now under the control of Kadokawa Shoten and the third volume in the game follows in the dystopian scenario footsteps of the first two Maxes.

The hero in MM3 is a ginger-haired lad who has been brought back to life through the use of electro-shock
resuscitation in a laboratory operated by a scientist named Dr. Mince. Since humans tend to lose memories when they die, the protagonist suffers from amnesia but he wanders into the wilderness to find himself, battle enemies, and man a tank-like vehicle. Preorders will ship on July 29, 2010 and all reservations will include a bonus booklet of Metal Max manga that's being given away in 1:1 ratio.

NDS MameGoma 3 ~Kawaii ga Ippai!~ - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Mamegoma are a troupe of baby seals who have beady eyes, doughy bodies, and little flippers that don't look like they'd provide enough thrust for swimming stints. The seals are relatively well known in Japan and have become merchandising fodder for SAN-X and they're starring in another game that's headed for the NDS this summer.

In MameGoma 3 ~Kawaii ga Ippai!~, players raise baby seals from younglings to adulthood and care for them with food, training, and heaping amounts of love. To raise food for the seals, players can grow various vegetables and fruits in a garden so that the seals can eat organic foodstuffs such as bananas, beans, melons, and pears. Real seals eat fish but Mamegoma seals eat fruits and vegetables. The Mamegoma interact playfully with fish in the game so they can't eat their friends for supper. Preorders are welcome to ship on August 5, 2010 at JPY4800 or US$52.90.

X360 Agarest Senki Zero: Dawn of War - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The first Agarest Senki game sold reasonably well in Japan and did well enough to engender a prequel which shipped on the PS3 last summer. Agarest Senki is a mix of interactive sequences between cast members and tactical turn-based battles where the protagonist and party face off against enemy forces and creatures. Similar to the first Agarest game, players start off with one hero but by way of the "Soul Breeding" system and hookups with an chosen heroine, further generations may be spawned to continue the bloodline. Interactive sequences are played to improve the connection with a heroine and when it's time for "breeding," the attributes of a girl and the hero himself are passed on to the offspring.

Special events during the course of the game are also triggered from time to time to move the hero's relationships along and strengthen the feelings between a couple as governed by the "Feeling Tension System." In essence then, the hero finds love on the home front but out in the world at large, there's a war to be fought which provides a substantial counterweight for the protagonist to endeavor through. Preorders for the Japanese Xbox 360 conversion are welcome to ship on July 29, 2010. Early preorders will ship with a bonus postcard which is being given away by the publisher in a 50% ratio allocation.