Friday, August 20, 2010

MAG Weekly Famitsu Magazine Vol. 1133 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The August 19-26, 2010 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes print coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Updated coverage on PS3 Gran Turismo 5 which spans 2 pages.
» Preview for a PS3/X360 game titled Catherine which includes a 3-page foldout where the title character Catherine's eating a slice of pizza.
» Famitsu reviews PSP
Monster Hunter Nikki: Poka Poka Ailu Mura (8/8/8/9), PSP Project Cerberus (6/6/6/6), PSP Shin Masters of Monsters Final EX (6/6/5/6), and Wii Twinkle Queen (5/6/5/5).
» In-depth coverage on PS3 Another Century's Episode: R which includes detailed mission information for the robot series' featured in the game.
» Continuing coverage on Wii
Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory.
» What's new on Wii Virtual Console? Famitsu provides the skinny.
» Pre-packaged cups of noodles are featured in this week's PICK UP FOOD along with dishes currently being served at eateries located in Tokyo.
» Idol Studio photo spread on cover model KAHO (夏帆) who's an actress.
» Preview for NDS Okami-den Chiisaki Taiyo which ships on September 30.

NDS Solatorobo: Sorekara Coda e - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The warrior named Red Savarin is a dog. No really, he's an "Inuhito" or furry mongrel but he's got skills, rolls with a mech named DAHAK AZ103, and carries a broadsword that'll strike a vagabond dead with one swing.

Red lives in the world of
Shepherd Republic where dogs and cats with humanoid bodies populate the land. Red's profession is a Hunter and his profession takes him on retrieval missions, search missions, and other missions of that ilk. One day, Red is sent on an assignment to recover stolen data but the mission gets botched by an unexpected attack on the vessel that Red has boarded. While making his way to safety, Red runs into a cat girl or Nekohito named Elh Melizée and the two decide to team up and work together. A third compatriot named Chocolat Gelato who's Red's younger sister joins the duo on their adventures.

Red's mode of transportation is a highly versatile robot which is reminiscent of a "Steambot" from the game of the same name. The DAHAK has arms which can be used to lift and throw objects and flight capabilities to travel between islands on the world of Shepherd Republic. Red and his party sit on top of DAHAK on their travels but occasionally, Red will have to dismount and walk on his own when the game environment is too restricted for the DAHAK's bulky metal girth.

The production of Solatorobo involved the creation of a game world with an unusual culture, social system, and religion which is integrated into the game. However, many of the development materials couldn't be fitted into the adventure so the publisher is including a bonus "Solatorobo Prelude Disc" (given away in 50% ratio) which contains much of the pre-production material on a special DVD.

Preorders for the regular edition of Solatorobo are welcome to ship on October 28, 2010 at JPY4800 or US$56.90. Reservations are also welcome for a limited edition of Solotarobo which is packed with an soundtrack and an illustrations booklet.

TOYS Lineage II Dwarf Archer - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Lineage II lineup of toys have included a Human Mage and an willowy Elf armed with a weapon called the "Infinity Scepter." The next race featured in the Lineage II series are Dwarves. Specifically, a ginger-haired dwarf archer who holds an ornate weapon called "Cupid's Bow" which is decorated with a heart on top. The female dwarf smiles as if shooting an arrow through a beast's heart is a trifling amusement.

The Lineage II Dwarf Archer is sculpted to 1/7 scale and measures 21cm or 8.26" tall from the base of her perched left foot to the top of her tasseled hair. When making display bases for figures, manufacturers tend to go the no-frills route by throwing in a non-descript circular base that's either transparent or colored black. Orchid Seed goes the extra mile with the Dwarf Archer by fabricating a special pink display base that's made up of four large hearts, four dagger-like inclusions, and a ring that made entirely of little hearts. That's value. Preorders are welcome to ship in December 2010 at JPY8800 or US$105.90 from NCS.