Tuesday, November 30, 2010

 PSP Monster Hunter Portable 3rd - New Japanese Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Return to the world of Monster Hunter once more with a new PSP game that centers around Yukumo Village. Nestled within a mountainous region and inundated with hot springs, Yukumo is a cozy locale for hunters to visit and relax. Recently, monsters have begun to roam the wilds around the village and a call to the Hunter's Guild has been made for help. Inside the village, hunters may look for assignments in the great Gathering Hall and purchase supplies at the General Store. For armaments and armor, the Blacksmith is the place to visit. 

   During the character creation, players may select the protagonist's name, sex, inner, hair, face, skintone, and voice - there are 20 voice variations to choose from. The "inner" refers to the hero's clothing style and color. Upon starting the game, a newly minted monster hunter may explore the village and the surrounding environs. New to the game is the ability to hire two Felynes as companions who assist in rendering monsters into mutton chops. Players may also outfit the Felynes with new armor and weaponry to enhance their battlefield performance. Similar to previous Monster Hunter games, twelve weapon styles are available including swords, lances, hammers, bows, and gunlances. Monsters from earlier games in the series return along with new creatures that were designed exclusively for MHP 3rd. As part of a special collaboration with Kojima Productions, special equipment from the Metal Gear Solid such as the Sneaking Suit and Naked Snake gear is available for Felynes and Hunters to utilize. 

 PSP Monster Hunter Portable 3rd Hunter's Model - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PSP features a nifty dual "Jinouga" design on the back and a little Yukumo Village symbol that's located on the face of the PSP below the four cardinal buttons. Please note that the Monster Hunter Portable 3rd game is not included in the bundle. Accessories-wise, a battery and a power adapter are included with the PSP.

   Despite the limited allocation of this particular item, NCS received our initial allocation this morning and preorders are shipping this afternoon. Pricing is set at JPY18,857 or US$289.90 from NCS. Pricing reflects the "hard to take" nature of this PSP.

 NDS Super Robot Wars L - New Japanese Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» It's a crossover mania in the new Super Robot Taisen L where cast members and mechs from franchises such as Rebuild of Evangelion, Gundam W Endless Waltz, and Gundam Seed Destiny mingle with compatriots from Kotetsu Shin Jeeg, Linebarrels of Iron, Macross F, and Iczer Reborn. Iczer?!? Yep, not just Iczer Reborn but Tatakae!! Iczer-1 is joining the roster as well.

   Super Robot Taisen L features a total of 17 animation series and the storyline centers around a conflict between Earth's colonies and an alien force. The war causes a shortage of food which throws the colonies into turmoil. Please note that all preorders have shipped as of last Friday and this Monday. A bonus miniature pouch was also included in early preorders courtesy of Banpresto.

 TOYS Sony Playstation SL Wall Clock - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» If it's always time for Playstation at your house, you might as well go all out and make it official. Taito's upcoming Sony Playstation SL Wall Clock tells the time, Playstation style, and features analog movement and one of two snazzy designs as follows:

» Black clock with a stencil-image of a Dual Shock 3 in the background
» White clock with the Playstation controller button symbols strewn across

   Each clock measures 33cm or 12.99" in diameter and preorders are welcome to ship in April 2011. Please note that 2 AA batteries are required.

 TOYS Playstation Carabiner Tsuki Arumi Bottle - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Staying hydrated is tantamount to good health, prosperity, and regularity. Although the choices in the water bottle market are countless, NCS recommends Taito's Playstation Carabiner Tsuki Arumi Bottle for no other reason than we're selling them. Each bottle measures 21cm or 8.26" tall and holds approximately 12 oz of liquid. Four styles are available for sale as follows: Black Bottle with PSP stencil artwork, White Bottle featuring PS controller button symbols, Blue Bottle featuring a Dual Shock 3 stencil, and a Red Bottle which displays the front and back of a PSP. Preorders are welcome to ship in April 2011 at US$20.90 per bottle.

 MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol 1147 - New Import, In Stock

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The December 9-16 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Continuing coverage for Monster Hunter Portable 3rd.
» Famitsu ranks NDS Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Totsugeki! Mini-Land (8/8/8/8), NDS Momotarou Dentetsu World (8/8/8/9), NDS SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors: Shin Mirisha Taisen (7/7/7/6), NDS Crayon Shin-Chan Shokkugan! Densetsu o Yobu Omake Daiketsusen!! (7/7/7/8), PSP Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (10/10/10/9), PSP Kamen Rider Climax Heroes OOO (7/7/7/6), Wii Naruto Shippuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen Special (7/6/6/8), and Wii Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party 3-Daime (9/8/7/8).
» Dishes from Denny's, Royal Host, Jonathan's, and Joyfull restaurants are featured in this week's PICK UP FOOD section.
» El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron preview and screenshots.

» Castlevania: Lords of Shadow coverage and interview with game designers Imaizumi Kenichiro and Murata Shuyo.