Wednesday, September 22, 2010

X360 Mushihimesama Futari Ver 1.5 (Platinum) - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» One of NCS' best selling games from 2009 is getting the "Platinum Collection" treatment in November. Mushihimesama Futari 1.5 was originally released last year in Japan on November 25 and it sold like gangbusters. The region-free status of the game disc probably had a lot to do with the impressive strength in sales.

   Please note that it's unclear if the "Platinum Collection" re-issue of the game will stay region-free. Cave has stated that there wouldn't be any more region-free Xbox 360 shooters from them but they didn't elaborate if the policy would affect re-releases of games that were originally shipped to market in a region-free format. We'll perform a test when Mushihimesa Platinum arrives to confirm or deny the freeness of the game.

   Preorders are welcome to ship on November 11, 2010. Please note that there is no mention of the special DLC content in the preorder solicitation so it's probably not included in-game.

Wii Party Game Box 100 - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Bomberman was once the party game where up to four players rambled within a maze and ignited explosives in an attempt to blast someone. That was then. Party Game Box 100 from Hudson (the creator of Bomberman) is now. The upcoming mini-game compilation features 100 party games where up to four players participate and compete against each other by waving the Remote or wagging the D-pad on the Remote. Some of the challenges include:

Jingle the Bells - Wag the Remote in time to the onscreen musical notes as they cross the rubicon - sort of similar to Taiko no Tatsujin. Sort of.
Quick Click - Match the onscreen cue that appears on the television at the bottom of the screen with the same cue that appears on a flipping board.
Follow the Leader - Mimic the moves of a monkey who stands upon a pedestal. He'll do some moves and players have to ape the actions.
Math - Solve simple mathematical equations that appear on screen by clicking on multiple choice answers that appear below the equation.

   Preorders for the Japanese Wii import Party Game Box 100 are welcome to ship on November 11, 2010 at JPY4800 or US$55.90.

PSP Arms' Heart - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Our introduction to the term "Steampunk" came in a game titled Sakura Taisen back when the Sega Saturn was a market contender. "Steampunk" refers to a fictional reality where the use of steam as a source of energy is dominant. The mechs in Sakura Taisen were powered by steam and the world in Arms' Heart operates on steam. The publisher Hamster describes the game as a "Steampunk RPG" in their promotional material and Matsuzo Machida of Shadow Hearts fame is the director and scripter. Preorders are welcome to ship on November 11, 2010 at JPY4800 or US$53.90 from NCS.

X360 Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2 - Import Preorder

From the Publisher
   The second game in this high-flying, fast hitting, and intense versus battles series, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 promises over 90 characters from the massively popular anime franchise. Dragon Ball Z fans can rest assured that the destructible environment, and character trademark attacks and transformations will be true to the series. These include signature Pursuit Attacks that enable you to initiate attack combo strings, juggling your opponent in a string of devastating strikes throughout the environment.

   Additionally, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 sports the new Raging Soul System which enables characters to reach a special state, increasing their combat abilities to the ultimate level. Featuring more than 90 characters, 20 of which are brand new to the Raging Blast series, new modes, and additional environmental effects, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 is the next evolution in the home console series. Anime-inspired HD graphics - The next-gen systems deliver high quality cel-shaded graphics in stunning HD and include impressive visuals such as GlowFX and Radial Blur. Unlockable content - Earn D-Points to unlock new abilities and items! Preorders ship on November 11, 2010 and early reservations include a bonus art booklet.