Monday, September 13, 2010

Wii Super Mario Collection Special Pack - Japanese Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Nintendo's celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Super Mario Bros with a special Wii re-release of Super Mario Collection (known as All Stars, stateside) which was a Mario game compilation from the Super Famicom. The games included are: Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario Bros 3, and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. In addition to the classic platform gaming rehashes, Nintendo's throwing in a booklet titled "Super Mario History 1985 - 2010" and a Soundtrack CD which contains music from assorted Mario games that have been released through the years.   
   Preorders are welcome to ship on October 21, 2010 at JPY2500 or US$39.90 from NCS. 

NDS Ninokuni: Shikkoku no Madoushi - Japanese Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The next game from Level 5 isn't another Professor Layton episode but a spectacle called Ninokuni which fits into the adventure genre. In the game, players take control of a lad named Oliver whose loving mother has passed away. Oliver is stricken with grief but salvation lies in a strange toy that was given to him by his mother. One day, the toy comes to life and introduces himself as "Shizuku," a fairy from another land. Together, the two travel to another world called Ninokuni where Oliver may find a way to bring his mother back to life. Preorders for the NDS version of Ninokuni area welcome to ship on December 09, 2010. A Playstation 3 version will be released in 2011 and reservations should start up in November 2010.

NDS Radiant Historia - Japanese Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The land of Vancule is slowly dying... of thirst. Once fertile lands are turning into desert and the people have become afflicted by a strange disease. Five nations on the continent of Vancule are all suffering from the same affliction. The powers that be don't have a solution to combat the process of desiccation but a young operative named Stock from the country of Aristel might be the hero that everyone's waiting for.

At the outset of the game, Stock is sent on a mission to save a fellow operative who's been imprisoned in the country of Granorg. During the rescue mission, Stock is wounded but gains the ability to travel through time and space which allows him the ability to right the wrongs that sent Vancule on a collision course with environmental disaster.  Preorders are welcome to ship on November 4, 2010 at JPY6279 or US$68.90 from NCS.

NDS Craft Mama - Japanese Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Mama has cooked all manner of dishes and she's toiled in the garden to produce healthy vegetables and flowers. Pretty soon, Mama's gonna be doing all sorts of arts and crafts that'll show off her skills to earn her the title of most versatile mama on the planet.

   In Craft Mama, players use the stylus to create trinkets, throw pillows, birdhouses, and more. By following simple instructions and performing virtual manual labor, gamers help Mama do her thing and earn points. Preorders are welcome to ship on November 11, 2010 at JPY5040 or US$53.90 from NCS.

PS3 Warehouse Removal Item #6 - KOFXII Joystick

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Bought way too many of the KOFXII sticks and there's a bunch of cases sitting in the old warehouse so we gotta try and move some at US$39.90 each with free UPS Ground shipping. Our original writeup follows:

   Japanese manufacturer Exar releases a PS3 USB joystick that's decorated with KOF XII character artwork. If you're a Wii Tatsunoko vs Capcom player, the design of the joystick may look similar because it's the same exact form-factor as Exar's Tatsunoko stick. A 35mm lollipop-style joystick is located on the left whilst six buttons reside on the right. The characters shown on the top of the panel are: Terry Bogard, Athena, Ryo Sakazaki, Ash Crimson, Iori Yagami, and Kyo Kusanagi.

PS3 Warehouse Removal Item #7 - NEO GEO Joystick

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Bought way too many of the NEO GEO sticks and there's a ton of them sitting in the old warehouse so we gotta try and move some at US$39.90 each with free UPS Ground shipping. Our original writeup follows:

   We have a soft spot in our hearts for the original NeoGeo AES controller. Sure, it's not the best nor the snappiest joystick we've ever manhandled but there's a certain design aesthetic to the controller that still appeals to our Neo Geo lovin' souls. Exar probably knows our kind so they're showing love to SNK's Neo Geo joystick once more with a new production that ships this week for the Playstation 3.
The four main buttons (Square, X, Triangle, O) are arranged in a diagonal row on the left side of the controller and the Dual Shock 3's trigger buttons are mapped to two little sliver-buttons.

VHS Warehouse Removal Item #8 - Box of Anime Tapes

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» A box of brand new and sealed anime VHS video tapes that were sent to us a few years ago. They are promotional copies but they're the full movies and were used to promote certain animated series. Please look at the photos for what's included but there's Evangelion, Power Dolls, Ushio to Tora, and Blue Seed tapes in there.

   The tapes are in excellent condition but some of the shrinkwrap has split on the sides due to age. Pricing is set at US$33.90 with free shipping for the 20 tapes which is $1.69 each. We were going to try and hawk them at next year's Comic-con for $3.10 each but our loss is your gain.

GBA Warehouse Removal Item #9 - Stickboy Advance x 25

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» This is kinda embarrassing. We have a few hundred of these Stickboy Advance accessories remaining in our inventory. We sold a few hundred of them over the years but maybe we should've tried pushing them a little harder when the Gameboy Advance was still being actively used. We'll know next time.
   The Stickboy is an overlay for the Gameboy Advance which adds a screen cover, a thick D-pad, and handy grips for an improved user experience. Please note that we're not sure what colors are in each box but you'll probably receive mostly pink or purple. Pricing is set at US$29.90 for 25 pieces which is $1.19 each. Sell them for $3.90 at the 2011 E3 or something.

PS2 Warehouse Removal Item #10 - Piposaru Storage Rack

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» It's unclear why we bought so many of these back in the day. We don't even like Piposaru. In any case, this is a heavy-duty plastic Playstation 2 stand on wheels which can store a Playstation 2 original or slim on top. It'll also accommodate a Nintendo Wii but the platform isn't wide enough to accept a Playstation 3 or Xbox 360. A clear plastic cover on top keeps your console dust-free when it's not in use. A shelf is built into the front of the unit which can store games, accessories, contraband, or whatever else is lying around your game room. Please note that some of the cardboard boxes that hold the Piposaru Stands are slightly warped due to years in storage but the contents are brand new, fresh, and sealed in plastic. 

PS2 Warehouse Removal Item #11 - Playstation Shells x 10

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» In last week's "Warehouse Removal Item #5," NCS recounted the console mods that were once performed on our premises. We also did Playstation shell mods for customers who were uncomfortable with swapping their gray shells for colorful ones. As such, we have a few hundred gray shells that seem too nice and structured to throw out into the trash. Some of them are dusty but use a towel to wipe them and they're as good as almost new. This listing is for 10 gray Playstation shells at US$22.90 shipped. The UPS Ground shipping cost is about $16 so you're getting them for a measly 69 cents each. If we had the time, we'd make modern art with the shells. For example, stack ten of them together and call it "Towering Playstation Gangster." We're sure MOMA would call.

NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

NDS Manepa 1000-Bannin no FX Training Genki
Pocket Monsters Black
Pocket Monsters White
Trick x Logic: Season 2 
Yu-Gi-Oh  5D's Tag Force 5
Front Mission Evolved Square
360 Front Mission Evolved Square

NEWS Domestic Release Outlook - Arrivals on Tuesday-Thursday

Dawn of Heroes
  Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Nintendo
Truth or Lies
  Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp WB
PSP Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest EA
Truth or Lies
Halo Reach
Truth or Lies