Friday, September 10, 2010

X360 DoDonPachi Daifukkutsu v1.5 - Preorders Welcome

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Preorders for the regular edition of DoDonPachi Daifukkutsu v1.5 are welcome starting today but please note that there might be an allocation issue with the limited edition of the game. We'll clarify the details on Monday or Tuesday of next week and open orders then. We've never had a problem when it comes to ordering enough copies of the regular edition of a Cave shooter to qualify for bulk quantities of the limited edition but we prefer to proceed cautiously especially when the yen's at 15 year highs.
   The first printing of the regular edition includes a bonus DoDonPachi Daifukkutsu v1.51 DLC card which appears to be the same card that was given away at the Cave Festival back in August. The limited edition of the game will ship with a DoDonPachi Special Arrange CD with compositions by Kenji Itou and Kouta Takahashi. Pricing is US$76.90 for the regular edition and we expect to price the limited edition at US$115.90. Please note that both versions of DoDonPachi Daifukkutsu are expected to be region-coded for Japan only. This means a Japanese Xbox 360 is required to play them.

TOYS Queen's Blade Rebellion: Luna Luna - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» There's been some controversy with regards to Luna Luna's gender amongst the Queen's Blade Rebellion fanbase. We think she's a girl but others have speculated that he's a man. The evidence to back up their speculation? The protective "cup" that protrudes from Luna's genital area. The thing looks like a little horn and it's real curious. Repeat: curious.

   To maintain civility and decorum, NCS is just going to assume that Luna is a genetic female who will never have the descriptor of "post-op" or "transgender" assigned to her biography. The MegaHouse production of Luna Luna is a 1/8 scale figure which measures 23cm or 9.06" tall. Why does Luna have an orange-hued spray-tan on? Well, it's not really a spray tan - according to Luna's bio, she lives in the jungle where she protects sacred ruins from interlopers. To dazzle would-be raiders of lost cities, Luna dances and she's aided by four tentacles which protrude from her hair. Tentacles are curious... and there's four of them. Preorders ship in January.

MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1136 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The September 23, 2010 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:
» The Xbox 360 Kinect's retail packaging is unveiled along with upcoming software such as DanceEvolution and DecaSporta Freedom.
» Preview for PS3/X360 Gundam Musou 3 which looks imposing.
» Famitsu scoops NDS Gyakuten Kenji 2 and interviews production staffers Eshiro Motohide, Yamazaki Takeshi, and Iwamoto Tatsuro.
» Reviews for PSP Trick x Logic: Season 2 (8/8/9/9), PSP Blue Roses
Yousei to Aoi Hitomi no Senshitachi (7/7/7/7), NDS Pokemon Black  (10/10/10/10), Pokemon White (10/10/10/10), Wii Deca Sporta 3 (8/7/7/6), PS3/X360 Front Mission Evolved (8/7/8/7).
» X360 Final Fantasy XIII preview and interview.
» The big holiday is coming up so Famitsu entices readers with six pages of toys that might be big this year. The Mother 2 trading figures on page 53 look good but we're not sure if the mahjong rings will do too well.
» Famitsu takes a gander at zombies in pop culture and video games.
» PS3/X360 Castlevania Lords of Shadow introduction to characters. Let it be known that the game includes a character dubbed "Chupacabra."