Friday, December 30, 2011

 MAG Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1205 - New Import, Restock Soon

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The January 19, 2012 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Famitsu reminisces about key events in 2011 including the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, the announcement of the Wii U, and the debut of the Playstation Vita.
» Previews for PSV Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Battle Destiny, PSV Persona 4 The Golden, PSV Unit 13, and PS3/X360 Dragon's Dogma.
» Reviews for PSV Dream Club Zero
(8/8/7/8), PSV Disgaea 3 Return (8/8/8/8), PSV Asphalt Ignition (8/7/7/7), PSP Super Robot Taisen OG Saga Masou Kishin II Revelation of Evil God (8/8/7/8), 3DS Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble (9/8/7/8), 3DS Shinrei Camera: Tsuiteru Techou (9/9/8/9), 3DS The Adventures of Tintin: The Game (8/8/7/7).
» New Year greetings from developers and publishers are presented on pages 101-112 including a 'Code of Princess' greeting from Agatsuma, a Terry Bogard New Year from SNK, a grim Battlefield 3 greeting from Electronic Arts, Taiko no Tatsujin well wishes from Namco, and many more.
» Continuing coverage for PS3/X360 Final Fantasy XIII-2 with game tips, bestiary, maps, and more.
» Candy and crunchy snacks are featured in this week's PICK UP FOOD including Kit Kat, Canael Corn, Toppa, and Blendy Stick.

Special bonuses in Famitsu Vol. 1205
» Preview DVD for PS3/X360 Binary Domain from Sega. Please note the DVD is Region-2 NTSC.

» Complete Nintendo Catalog which spans 195-pages and checks out Nintendo's entire collection of games that were released from 1983 to 2011. The Famicom kicks things off on page 10 with Super Mario Bros followed by Mother on page 12. The rest of Nintendo's releases on the Famicom follow which include a screenshot, a short blurb in Japanese, and the date that it was released. The rest of the consoles and handhelds (along with their respective games) in order of release are as follows:

● Famicom Disk System
● Gameboy
● Gameboy Color (Original and color variations)
● Super Famicom (Original, Special Version with built-in television, and the mini)
● Nintendo Satellaview for Super Famicom
● Virtual Boy
● Nintendo 64 (Original, Color Variants, and Pokemon Renditions)
● Nintendo 64DD
● Gameboy Advance (Original, Color Variants, SP version, and Micro)
● Gamecube (Original, Color Variants, and Panasonic Q)
● Nintendo DS (Original, Color Variants, DS Lite, DSi, and DSi LL)
● Nintendo Wii (Original, Color Variants)
● Nintendo 3DS (Original, Color Variants)

   Photographs of the hardware and color variants are included for a comprehensive review of every video game console, handheld, and game software that Nintendo has released in their storied history.

PS3 Kidou Senshi Gundam UC - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Reservations are welcome for Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn for the Playstation 3 in both a regular edition and a limited edition which is bundled with a Blu-Ray disc and a Gundam Unicorn booklet. Preorders ship on March 8, 2012 at JPY5040 or US$82.90 for the regular edition from NCS and JPY7980 or US$119.90 for the limited edition. The first printing of the game includes a bonus Gundam Delta DLC code.

NEWS General Updates

UPS Holiday Schedule
UPS is delivering Ground and Air packages today but they're not picking up any packages at all this afternoon. We're going to be switching orders to USPS Priority Mail and USPS Express Mail so that we don't lose a transit day. Furthermore, please note that Monday is a holiday with UPS, USPS, and Fedex on hiatus. Shipping and operations will resume on Tuesday.
Happy New Year
NCS wishes everyone a Happy New Year. The dollar's probably bottomed against the Japanese yen and may start heading back up to at least par by the summer of 2012. If so, prices for Japanese imports should return to more acceptable levels. If not, we could try selling lawn furniture made in China.  
Hyrule Historia
An update on importing the Zelda 25th Anniversary book should be forthcoming in the next few days. The shipping cost per book that we've been quoted isn't reasonable but we'll try to work something out with the vendor by next week. 

PS3 Street Fighter X Tekken - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Combatants from the Street Fighter and Tekken camps clash on 2D battlefields which occasionally tilt-shift into 3D when special attacks are meted out. Fighters battle in tag battle convention where characters may be switched in and out during the course of battle. Reservations are welcome for regular and limited editions of Street Fighter X Tekken which ship on March 8, 2012. 

 » PS3 Street Fighter X Tekken Regular Edition
 » PS3 Street Fighter X Tekken Limited Edition
 » X360 Street Fighter X Tekken Regular Edition
 » X360 Street Fighter X Tekken Limited Edition

    The limited edition of the games include a 2-disc soundtrack which contains 46 tracks, a 44-page art booklet, and World Warrior Pack DLC which allows gamers to bolster the attributes of characters.

PS3 One Piece Kaizoku Musou - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Namco Bandai collaborate with Tecmo Koei to bring the One Piece franchise into the world of 'Musou' where Luffy and friends face off against entire battlefields of enemy malcontents. Preorders are welcome to ship on March 01, 2012 at JPY8190 or US$109.90 from NCS. Reservations for the special Gold PS3 console bundle should start up in the next few days.