Wednesday, September 07, 2011

 PS3 Ni No Kuni Shiroki Seihai no Joou - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Oliver and the fairy named Shizuku are back in a Playstation 3 re-envisioning of Level-5's adventure game that originally launched on the Nintendo DS earlier this year. As the story goes,
Oliver's loving mother has passed away and the little lad is stricken with grief but salvation lies in a strange toy that was given to him by his mother when he was younger. One day, whilst Olivier is crying and his tears are raining down on the toy, it comes to life and introduces himself as "Shizuku," a fairy from another land. Equipped with a special book of magic which contains sigils and their youthful energy, the two travel to another world called Ninokuni where Oliver might find a way to bring his mother back to life.

   Ninokuni Shikkoku no Madoushi is an action-adventure game that takes place on the sumptuous world of Ninokuni. Oliver and Shizuku traipse through the wilderness, cross chasms, battle monsters, and explore quaint towns. When traveling, Olivier leads while Shizuku dutifully follows like a puppy. Shizuku is a highly animated companion who provides guidance as well as illumination thanks to the lamp that's tethered to its nostrils. Preorders are welcome to ship on November 17, 2011.

 PS3 Ni No Kuni Shiroki Seihai no Joou Magical Ed - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
When Level-5 ships Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou for the Japanese PlayStation 3 on November 17, 2011, the company will also release a special limited edition “Magical Edition,” which includes the game, a golden Dual Shock controller, and a golden Playstation 3 slim console. The lower-left corner of the console is embossed with a stencil image of Shizuku, the fairy mascot from the game. Sony has priced the special bundle at JPY33,780 or approximately US$450. Due to the IMPORT costs associated with securing this limited distribution item and stringent supplies from vendors, NCS is setting the price at US$589.90. Edit: Preorders are closed but may re-open tomorrow once additional supplies are confirmed.

NDS One Piece Gigant Battle! 2 Shinsekai - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Luffy and company are back in a new 3D action game where 40 playable characters join up in tag-team battles against opponents. Shanks and X-Drake joins the cast of fighters along with supporting cast members such as Dadan, Hawkins, Tashigi, Foxy, Rayleigh, and Bepo. New stages featured in the game include Grey Terminal and Deep Sunny Sea. Bandai introduces a new mode in the game called, "New World Domination Mode" where fights travel to various stages to challenge bosses for the title of strongest brawler. A Wi-Fi function allows players to battle online.
   In addition to the regular edition of the game, preorders are welcome for a limited edition which includes a One Piece Masterpiece Monkey D. Luffy Special Color Version figure which measures 25cm tall.

PSP Hatsune Miku Project Diva Extend - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The green-haired moppet known as Hatsune Miku returns to the PSP with another chapter in the Project Diva music rhythm franchise. The gameplay is simple where players watch the flying button cues on screen and tap the appropriate face buttons as the cues hit their targets. As the game progresses, the cues swoop faster and force players to bang buttons with wild abandon.
   New modules in "Extend" include R
acing Rin 2010 Ver., Virtual On Fei-Yen Style, and Sonic the Hedgehog Style along with a smattering of new songs. Preorders are welcome to ship on November 10, 2011.

 ETC Art Aquarium exhibition in Tokyo

NCS Synopsis
«©NCSX» The popular ‘Art Aquarium’ exhibition is currently showing at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo up until September 12, 2011. The month-long show features over 1,000 goldfish and tropical fish which swim in ornate aquariums of different shapes for visitors to ogle at. 


 ETC The Evolution of Game Controllers

NCS Synopsis
«©NCSX» Charting the rise and fall and rise again of game controllers through the past few decades since mankind has been twiddling joysticks and pushing buttons. From the designer:

The long-awaited reboot of the most extensive charting of video game controllers ever. Now detailing 119 species and 11 genera over seven decades of gaming.
(Props go to this guy for being the first to attempt this.)
24″ x 36”
Each print is signed and numbered by the artists, from a first edition of 1000.
Using 100 lb. archival recycled stock certified by The Forest Stewardship Council, this print is pressed with vegetable-based inks in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Buy print.