Tuesday, May 25, 2010

BOOK One Voice: Shunya Yamashita Anthology 3 - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Artist Shunya Yamashita specializes in illustrations of the fantasy female form in all of its dimensions and scantily clad proportions. Shunya doesn't draw office ladies or schoolmarms with their Cateye glasses since they wouldn't be found in a fantasy environment. Shunya focuses on girls like Yoko Ritona of Gurren Lagann fame, Asuka Langley from Evangelion, and Aya of Oneechan Bara.

The upcoming One Voice: Shunya Yamashita Anthology 3 book from publisher Kotobukiya collects recent works from Shunya Yamashita's portfolio in a 120 page volume (A4 size which measures
8.27 X 11.69 in area). Illustrations of well known characters as well as some obscure original characters are coupled with commercial work that Shunya was commissioned to do. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late July 2010 at JPY2800 or US$36.90 from NCS. Japanese: OneVoice 山下しゅんや作品集III

NDS Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Flame Rumble XX - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The cast of Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! is inducted once again in a fighting game where up to four combatants battle simultaneously in a 2D free-for-all. The previous volume of Flame Rumble featured a cast of 50 characters but Flame Rumble XX bumps the roster up to 100 characters so there's someone for every type of player. Vongola Boxes are usable in the game which kicks up the weapon repertoire that's available to the fighters. Thanks to Wi-Fi connectivity, gamers across Japan can join in on four-player tournaments to determine top dog status.

All preorders will ship with a bonus Hitman Reborn! Special CCGX Trading Card that's being given away inside every copy of the game

NDS Quiz! Hexagon II - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Fuji Television televises Quiz! Hexagon II every Wednesday and the show has built up a loyal viewership thanks to its cast of amicable characters, engaging hosts, and celebrity guests. The Nintendo DS adaptation of the television show features host Shinsuke Shimada reprising his role along with members of the regular cast. The game's contestants are high school students who have been invited to the show in order to compete against each other in 50-question written tests and quiz battles. Bandai touts over 4500 questions in the game which are given in 15 types of quizzes.

Preorders are welcome to ship on July 22, 2010 at JPY4800 or US$53.90 from NCS. Early preorders will ship with a bonus Nintendo DS pouch which is being given away in 30% ratio.

TOYS Rockman 1/10 Scale Model Kit - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Rockman celebrated his 20th anniversary in 2007 and the blue armored hero is recognized by fans in countries where gaming handhelds and consoles are available. That makes Rockman merchandise easier to sell to a global audience than Crayon-Shinchan products since Shin-chan is primarily known only in Japan. That's also why Kotobukiya is releasing a Rockman 1/10 Scale Model Kit (13cm or 5.12" tall) instead of a Shin-chan Mode Kit later this summer.

The Rockman Kit is requires assembly and paint to prep it for display but once completed, Rockman is articulated so that his limbs may be postured and positioned into various action poses. Three removable faces are included to change Rock's expression along with a container of E-Tank and a Blaster which is part of his right arm. Preorders are welcome to ship in September 2010 at JPY3150 or US$36.90 from NCS.

TOYS Star Wars Sound Lightsaber Flashlight - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» A couple of weeks ago, we had one of our locks replaced because the Medeco cylinder assembly apparently went bye-bye. The locksmith that did the work needed a flashlight but the first light we tried was dead. Did you know that you're supposed to change the batteries in flashlights at least once every 10 years? We didn't. The second flashlight we tried was one of those shake-lights where you joggle it around for a minute or two to charge up the internal battery. That worked and the locksmith was so grateful, he only overcharged us by 50% instead of the usual 80%.

The next time the need arises for a flashlight, we might reach for Taito's Star Wars Sound Lightsaber Flashlight (say that three times quickly) which shoots out a beam of white light to scare away the darkness. A second function on the 20cm saber allows it to make energy-swooshing sounds to impress the girls, the Star Wars nerds fans, and the occasional light-needing locksmith. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late September 2010 at US$18.90 each. Two styles are available.

NEWS General Updates

X360 DeathSmiles IIX - Tomorrow
Most preorders for the regular and limited editions of DeathSmiles IIX will ship tomorrow. Please note that later orders placed within the past two weeks and new orders that are placed today will ship on Thursday when the second batch of the game arrives.
X360 Tales of Graces Exchange Update
All remaining TOG exchange discs will be shipped back to customers on Thursday or Friday of this week. The final batch of discs were sent from Japan over the weekend and they're on the way to NYC. Please note that the TOG exchange program is no longer available and NCS is unable to accept any new exchange requests at this time.
PS3 Final Fantasy XIII Deluxe - Chinese Language Edition
Based on information from Hong Kong dealers, the Asian-Chinese language edition of FFXIII with the special Lightning Dual Shock 3 won't be allowed for distribution until Thursday. Due to this later release, please note that we may not receive our shipments until next Monday. Further, there may be a shortage but we'll update accordingly later this week.