Monday, August 08, 2011

 PSP Elminage III Ankoku no Shito to Yaiyou no Kyuuden - New

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The spirit of Wizardry wanders the wilds of the Playstation Portable with the release of Starfish's third game in the Elminage RPG series. Wizardry was a series of first-person dungeon exploration games that originated on the Apple computer in the 80s stateside but they went on to capture the imagination of Japanese gamers as well as game developers.

   Elminage III is dungeon exploration game that allows players to create a character from 12 races including Human, Dwarf, Devilish, and Goblin. Once a hero's race is selected, his profession or class may be selected from 16 choices such as Fighter, Mage, Alchemist, Gladiator, Summoner, and Samurai. The player's party is made up of six heroes and a careful balance must be made between attackers, healers, and magic users. At the outset of the game, the fighters in your party should pack enough of a wallop to destroy enemies that are encountered in the dungeon and be able to survive assaults and counterattacks. Fighters should also be able to protect the priests and magic users from taking too much damage during encounters. In turn, the priest(s) should have the wherewithal to heal the fighters when they take damage. As the party spelunks further into the dungeon, more powerful monsters require stronger attacks from the fighters and the magic users should have been leveled up enough to be able to cast power magic spells to dispatch rampaging into oblivion. Elminage III features a special character portrait feature called "Style Load" which allows gamers to import artwork for their character images.

 PSP J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 7 Euro Plus - New

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The first "Let's Make a J-League Pro Soccer Club!" game debuted on the Sega Saturn in February 1996 and this year represents the 15th anniversary of the series. In the game, players take control of a soccer team and manage it to the top of the ranks by way of judicious plays, unerring player choice, and proper coaching. Along with the 38 Japanese professional soccer clubs featured in the game, teams from six European countries are also included - Germany, France, Italy, Spain, England, and the Netherlands - for an additional 116 soccer clubs.
   Executing managerial duties successfully will raise the reputation and prestige of the coach which can then attract offers from competing teams that are looking to poach talent. Coaches also have to manage the scouting for the team so that top notch prospects are recruited by the team which leads to a stronger squad and improves the coach's overall reputation. 

 TOYS Ikaruga White Fine Scale Model Kit - New Import

From the Manufacturer
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import!

For fans of the shooting game Ikaruga (first released by Treasure in arcades in 2001 and then subsequently on Dreamcast, GameCube, and Xbox Live), this is a very exciting time. Kotobukiya is proud to present the main player unit from the game in a brand new Fine Scale Model Kit, IKARUGA WHITE!

   Based on an original garage kit by Isetani Hiroshi, then further improved by the original designer Suzuki Yasushi, the Ikaruga is a fantastic futuristic fighter plane and the only weapon able to take down the Horai. A completely unique craft with twin engine pods that absolutely bristles with weaponry, this is a great model kit for intermediate builders with approximately 150 pieces.

   Accurate down to the smallest detail, the Ikaruga White features all of the cool mechanical parts you've come to know and love from the game, and as a bonus it includes special homing laser effects parts! The plane is over 6 inches tall (1/144 scale) and can be displayed on a special pyramid-like base decorated with the motif of the game's final boss.

   Finally, the Ikaruga White comes packaged in a box decorated with an all new illustration by Suzuki Yasushi.

   Most preorders have shipped on Friday of last week and any remaining preorders are shipping this afternoon. Please note the kit requires assembly, paint, glue, and hours upon hours of time in order to put the pieces together so they resemble the ship seen to the left. 

 MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1184 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The August 18-25 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:
» Famitsu visits Comic-Con International 2011 and brings back photos, cosplay, and news.
» Preview for Robotics;Notes which is an interactive-adventure from MAGES/5pb/Nitroplus that is being released on the PS3 and X360 next year.
» God of War HD Collection is being released in Japan on October 6, 2011.
» Reviews for PSP
Toaru Kagaku no Chou Denjihou (9/8/8/8), PSP Uta no Prince-Sama Repeat (7/7/7/6), 3DS Bikkuri! Tobidasu! Mahou no Pen (7/6/6/5), PSP Growlanser IV: Over Reloaded (8/8/7/8), and PS3 Chou Jigen Game Neptune Mk-II (7/7/6/8).
» Continuing coverage on Tales of Xillia which is being released on September 8, 2011.
» Level-5's upcoming Girl's RPG: Cinderella Life looks like a toned down version of Dream Club.
» The centerfold of the magazine contains a 32-page Jikkyou Pawafuru Puroyakyu 2011 game guide for the PSP and PS3.

 NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

3DS Bikkuri! Tobidasu! Mahou no Pen Global A
  Super Pokemon Scramble Nintendo
NDS Sekaiju no Meikyuu III: Seikai no Raihousha Atlus
  Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (Best) Atlus
PS3 Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono. 3 (Best) D3
  Uta no * Prince-Sama: Repeat Bandai