Monday, October 17, 2011

 OST Final Fantasy XIII-2 OST Limited Edition - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Reservations are welcome for the limited edition of Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII-2 OST which spans 4 CDs and is bundled with a DVD which contains trailers for the game. Songs on the discs include the FFXIII-2 theme song, 'New World' by Charice and 'Missing Link,' 'A Song for Time," 'FFXIII-2 Battle Theme,' 'Archylte Steppe,' 'Lightning's Theme,' and more.

   Preorders ship on December 14, 2011 at JPY4800 or US$78.90 for the limited edition and JPY3990 or US$68.90 for the regular edition. The limited edition is packaged in a special gatefold slipcase which holds all of the discs in a compact binder. Reservations for the Final Fantasy XIII-2 game for Playstation 3 is also welcome but please note that the Final Fantasy XIII-2 Playstation 3 console may not be available until after the release date in December. We'll post an update if the reservation restriction changes.

 3DS Mario Kart 7 - Import Preorder

From the Publisher
   The newest installment of the fan-favorite Mario Kart franchise brings Mushroom Kingdom racing fun into glorious 3D. For the first time, drivers explore new competitive kart possibilities, such as soaring through the skies or plunging to the depths of the sea. New courses, strategic new abilities and customizable karts bring the racing excitement to new heights.

» The Mario Kart franchise continues to evolve. New kart abilities add to the wild fun that the games are known for. On big jumps, a kart deploys a wing to let it glide over a track shortcut. When under water, a propeller pops out to help the kart cruise across the sea floor.
» Players can show their own style by customizing their vehicles with accessories that give them a competitive advantage. For instance, giant tires help a kart drive off-road, while smaller tires work best on city courses.
» People can choose to race as one of their favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters or even as their Mii character.
» New courses take players on wild rides over a mountain road, on city streets and through a dusty desert. Nintendo fans will recognize new courses on Wuhu Island and in the jungles from Donkey Kong Country Returns.
» The game supports both SpotPass and StreetPass features.
Players can compete in local wireless matches or online over a broadband Internet connection. Preorders ship on December 01, 2011.

Wii Pok├ęPark 2: Beyond the World - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» PokePark is open for another season and it's up to Pikachu (and you) or another Pokemon seen on the front cover of the game - Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott- to ramble around the grounds, interact with Pokemon, and enjoy the sights and attractions. The elemental monkeys Pansage, Pansear, Panpour return to ply their antics and a new area dubbed 'Another World' may be visited filled with houses and landmarks crafted from cakes, cookies, and pastries. Reservations are welcome to ship on November 17, 2011 at JPY5800 or US$78.90.

 NEWS Playstation Vita Preorders

NCS Synopsis
«©NCSX» Retail vendors started preorders for Playstation Vita in Japan over the weekend but distributors haven't started their own reservations for the hardware yet. They did start preorders for the Vita launch software lineup on Friday evening so we submitted our preliminary numbers for those. For everyone waiting for word on the Vita hardware, we expect preorders for the hardware to start in the next few days.

   NCS doesn't expect shortages of the hardware at launch since inventory is always available for export at higher prices from Japanese suppliers so anyone who wants a Vita and is willing to pay the higher prices can get one. It's been like that since the days of the original Playstation when games like Toshinden and Ridge Racer were in demand and it's the same now. When the Playstation 3 was launched in Japan in late 2006, retail shops in Japan sold out fairly quickly but the export channel was brimming with inventory. Repeat: brimming.