Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NDS Uchi No 3-Shimai No Karaoke Uta-Gassen - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The latest Uchi No 3-Shimai game on the NDS (Yes, there have been previous releases) pushes the three round-eyed sisters of the animated series onto the karaoke stage. Publisher Culture Brain describes the game as a "Karaoke Party Game" where players are supposed to sing into the NDS mic while attempting to maintain some semblance of normal mental health.
   The music list contains a total of 40 tracks with ample representation from the children's songs arena including "Time After Time" and the unforgettable "Bear in the Forest." Adults who have moved on from children's songs may sing to Sakamoto 冬美 "I'm in Love With You" and
Thelma Aoyama's "You're Next." The word "party" in Culture Brain's game description refers to the communication mode for multiplayer interaction. Preorders are welcome to ship on December 16, 2010 at JPY4800 of US$53.90 from NCS. 

PSP The 3rd Birthday - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Famitsu and Dengeki readers have been seeing previews of the third Parasite Eve game for a few weeks now and Square Enix officially started preorders a couple of days ago. In the game, players reprise the role of NYPD police detective Aya Brea who's faced with a new threat on the sanctity of Manhattan. Creatures called the "Twisted" have invaded and Aya and a newly formed investigative team dubbed the "CTI" are on the case to stem the threat. Square Enix has mentioned an "Overdive" system in the game where Aya can enter the body of a CTI member and go through the game within that member's skin.
   Reservations are welcome to ship on December 22, 2010 at JPY5800 or US$65.90 from NCS.

PS3 Umineko No Naku Koro Ni: Majo To Suiri No Rondo - Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Released for Japanese PCs last month, Umineko no Naku Koro Ni is headed to the Playstation 3 this December. In the game, players take on the role of a lad named Battler Ushiromiya who finds himself trapped on an island named Rokkenjima with his relatives. As the story goes, Battler's wealthy grandfather Kinzo Ushiromiya is on his deathbed and the division of assets is to proceed after Kinzo's passing. While on the estate, Battler hears an old legend from his youth - that of a witch named Beatrice who resides on Rokkenjima who helped Kinzo start the Ushiromiya family empire and gave him much of his fortune. When a typhoon hits the island, the family members and servants are trapped but that's not too bad. That is, until people start dying and Battler finds himself in a battle of wits against the witch Beatrice. The Playstation 3 conversion of the game features the first four chapters of the series as follows: Legend of the Golden Witch, Turn of the Golden Witch, Banquet of the Golden Witch, and Alliance of the Golden Witch.
   Preorders are welcome to ship on December 16, 2010 at JPY7980 or US$88.90 from NCS. Early reservations will ship with a pair of bonus Witch Beatrice pens - one is filled with blue ink and the other is filled with red ink which is being given away by the publisher in 50% ratio. 

360 Final Fantasy XIII International (Ult. Hits) - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» The North American version of Final Fantasy XIII for the Xbox 360 has been available for sale since March 2010. Japanese Xbox 360 owners are also going to get the North American version of the game which features the FFXIII theme song with English voice actors and an Easy Mode to explore.
   Preorders are welcome to ship on December 16, 2010 at JPY4800 or US$53.90 from NCS.