Friday, November 12, 2010

 MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1145 - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The November 25, 2010 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage on the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Continuing coverage on PSP Monster Hunter Portable 3rd.
» A 2D fighting game called Phantom Breaker from 5pb is headed to the Xbox 360 next year. The cast is female including a maid with a bullet-staff.
» Famitsu reviews X360
Sonic Free Riders (8/8/8/8), X360 Dance Evolution (9/9/8/7), NDS Ishin no Arashi: Shippuu Ryuumeden (8/8/8/7), NDS Super Kasekihorida (8/8/8/8), PSP Criminal Girls (8/7/6/7).
» Every copy of Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1145 includes a Tactics Ogre 2011 desktop calendar which is located between pages 126-127. The calendar is made of thin cardboard and every month is represented by one of the main characters from the game. Example: Denim Powell is on January 2011.
» Single-serving ice cream treats such as "Rincle" cones, "Gravo!!" bars, and "Royce Ice Dessert" are featured in this week's PICK UP FOOD.
» A preview for PSP Radiant Mythology 3 and its cast of characters may be viewed on pages 234-235.

 X360 Mushihimesama Futari v1.5 Platinum - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Pilot Princess Reko atop her golden beetle Kiniro or take control of a lad named Palm who rides a dragon known as Hirow. Once control is handed over, maneuver your pilot of choice and shoot at waves upon waves of insect attackers which rain onto the screen from all sides. The Xbox 360 conversion of Mushihimesama Futari is based on the Arcade 1.50 version of the game which features bullet patterns that are different from those of Futari v1.01.

   Mushihimesama Futari 1.5 has the distinction of being one of the most difficult shooters in existence but it's mainly because the bullets from bosses rain down in sheets. Repeat: sheets. Literally, bullets upon bullets. Gamers can look forward to nonstop streaming shots, mesmerizing spiraling shots, and thick waves of rapid shots that afford 1cm of leeway. Even elite players who regularly conquer shmups of all stripes on one measly credit are initially confounded by Futari. We're of the opinion that Cave and arcade operators conspired to make sure that Futari 1.5 gobbles as many credits as possible from average players. Top players might need to feed the beast 2-20 credits depending on individual skill level and hitbox awareness.  

 CUP Okami-den Chibiterasu Face Mug with Lid - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» NCS imported the Okami-den Teacup sets back in July 2010 but they're sold out now. We might get restock of the teacup set in a few weeks but in the meantime, e-Capcom has started preorders for another Okami-den inspired cup.

   The Okami-den Chibiterasu Face Mug with Lid is what we'd describe as a 3D cup because the front features the plaintive mug of Chibiterasu and the handle on the back is painted like his tail. The sides of the cup are adorned with cloudy "fins" that protrude slightly outward. A green lid is included which may be clamped on top of the cup to keep beverages inside hot or cold. Preorders are welcome to ship on or around February 28, 2011 at JPY1890 or US$39.90 from NCS. Pricing reflects special arrangements to purchase and import the Chibiterasu Face Mugs from e-Capcom Japan.

 TOYS Okami-den Chibiterasu Slippers - Import Preorder

NCS Preorder Synopsis
«©NCSX» Do you pad around your apartment in fluffy slippers with a bunny on the bow? If you answered in the affirmative, you'll be able to pad around in wolf-helmed slippers soon enough. Capcom's limited edition Okami-den slippers are constructed of fluffy white "fur" and measures 28cm in length which should fit most feet. For a fit that's more snug, you can don socks and pad around in a sock-filled-slipper ensemble.

   Preorders are welcome to ship on or around December 31, 2010 at JPY3150 or US$65.90 from NCS. Pricing reflects special arrangements to purchase and import the Chibiterasu Slippers from e-Capcom Japan.