Thursday, December 16, 2010

 X360 Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu Black Label - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Preorders are welcome for the X360 port of Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu Black Label which originally reached Japanese arcades in January of this year. What does the "Black Label" version of the game feature that the previous 1.5 release didn't? For starters:

» The capacity to unleash vulcan shots and lasers at the same time. A new "Red Mode" in Black Label adds an energy bar on the top of the screen which tracks the simultaneous usage of the vulcan and laser. Use both weapons too much and the bar changes to a red color which ramps up the difficulty level of the game. Stop shooting both weapons at the same time and the difficulty ramp eventually subsides.
» Updated ship selection process where players choose the fighter followed by the choice of bomb-type, power-type, or strong-style (easy, medium, hard) and then opt-in or out for auto-bomb.
» The music in Black Label has been replaced entirely with tracks by Manabu Namiki, Yoshimi Kudo, Noriyuki Kamikura, and Azusa Chiba which are pretty sweet ear candy.
» The onslaught from the final boss Hibachi's attack is ferocious and magnificent and much tougher than 1.5.
   Preorders are welcome to ship on February 3, 2011.

 NDS Inazuma Eleven 3: Sekai e no Chousen! The Ogre - New

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Once rivals and now mates, the high school soccer players of Inazuma Eleven shove aside their differences and join together to build a club to compete in the Soccer World Championship. Squad leader Endo Mamoru and company create one team to represent Japan that they're calling "Inazuma Japan." The third volume in the Inazuma Eleven series features over 2000 players from different high schools who may be recruited and assembled into a soccer team. Players can also perform 300 types of special moves and killer shots to gain an edge against an opposing team. Inazuma 3 features a "Super Link" feature which allows character data from Inazuma Eleven 2 to be ported over and utilized. The "Ogre" edition of IE3 is compatible with the earlier releases of IE3 "Spark" and "Bomber" for character trading. Ogre also features special moves, characters (Digimon too), and storyline snippets that are exclusive to the game.    

 PS3 Gundam Musou 3 - New Japanese Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Gundam and Zaku return to the battlefield once more in a third Gundam Musou which ships in December 2010. Gundam series featured in the game include:

» Mobile Suit Gundam F91
» Mobile Suit Gundam Z, Gundam ZZ
» Mobile Suit Gundam Char's Counterattack
» Mobile Fighting Legend G Gundam
» Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny
» Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory
» Mobile New Century Gundam X

   The first printing of the game includes a bonus DLC code which allows players to download and use the "Musha Gundam Mk-II" mech at the outset of the gaming campaigns.

 PS3 Castlevania Lords of Shadow - New Japanese Import

From the Publisher
   Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a dark and vivid new re-imagining of the Castlevania mythology. It is the end of days and ungodly powers isolate the Earth. The Earth’s alliance with the heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force – the mysterious Lords of Shadow - darkness reigns the world. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil wreak chaos and death upon the living.

   Gabriel Belmont is a member of the Brotherhood of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realizes the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny – and hopefully salvation for the world... but at what cost? Thus, Gabriel must travel the destroyed world, defeating the evil tyrants in order to use their powers to bring balance back to the world. Armed with the versatile Combat Cross - the world's last hope must encounter the three factions of the Lords of Shadow and end their unholy rule.

 PSP Shining Hearts - Japanese Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX»  Shining Hearts takes place on an island named Windaria and follows the story of a boy who works at a bakery named Rick. Once day, Rick chances upon a girl named Kaguya who's suffering from amnesia. Rick decides to become a hero and helps the girl with her troubles and stave off the randy pirates who're hot on her heels. Rick recruits his friends from the bakery to help him on his quest - a magician named Amil, a hunter known as Neris, and a priestess named Aerie all collaborate to help Kaguya. Shining Hearts plays like an RPG but also includes side missions and mini-games that may be played apart from the main quest. As the party ventures across the island of Windaria, they'll retrieve hearts from the characters they encounter and every heart helps Kaguya recover a piece of her memory. The recovery of hearts also affects the construction of a ship that's being built at the outset of the game and the expansion of Windaria itself.

   Early preorders will ship with a bonus "Pirate Treasure Fan Disc" which was given away in 50% ratio. The contents of the fan disc bonus are:

1) Shining Hearts character data and illustrations booklet
2) Shining Hearts promotional card
3) Kikuta Hiroki Music Soundtrack Collection
4) PSP and PC Desktop icons, wallpaper, and clock
5) Collection of voice acting snippets from the game
6) The opening cinema from Shining Hearts

 PS3 Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Majo to Suiri no Rinbukyoku

NCS Product 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. 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 are being given away in 50% ratio.