Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance Bundle

3DS Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance Bundle
«©NCSX» Reservations for the limited edition Kingdom Hearts DDD Nintendo 3DS bundle are welcome to ship on or around March 29, 2012. Due to scarcity and unabashed gouging, the price is currently set at  US$489.90. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

TOYS Super Mario Teresa Sensor Light - Preorder

TOYS Super Mario Teresa Sensor Light
«©NCSX» When shivering under the covers for fear of spooks and other things that go bump in the night, ramp up the fear factor with a Teresa Sensor Light which glows with eerie illumination to put a scare into tykes, teens, and adults alike. The lamp on a pedestal measures 16cm tall (including the base) or 6.29" and is powered by two AA batteries. Preorders are welcome to ship in July 2012 courtesy of Taito.

TOYS Doko Demo Issyo Handy Cooler - Preorder

TOYS Doko Demo Issyo Handy Cooler
The likenesses of Sony's feline mascots Toro and Kuro are plastered on Taito's upcoming 'Doko Demo Issyo Handy Cooler' which is designed to keep pedestrians cool on contact during the hot summer months. Each handy cooler measures 11cm or 4.33" for a palm-sized refreshment device that is placed directly on skin for relief from the heat. Preorders are welcome to ship in July 2012. 

 NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

3DS Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Square Enix
PS3 Daisenryaku Perfect: Senjou no Hasha SystemSoft
  Daisenryaku Perfect: Senjou no Hasha Limited Edition SystemSoft
  Idolmaster Anime & G4U! Pack Vol. 6 Namco
  Mahjong Dream Club D3
  Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2012 Konami
PSP Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Iwake Ganai: Portable ga Tsudzuku Bandai Namco
  Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Iwake Ganai: Portable ga Tsudzuku LE Bandai Namco
  Ouma Ga Toki Kaitan Romance Quinrose
  Ouma Ga Toki Kaitan Romance Limited Edition Quinrose
  Princess Evangile Portable CyberFront
  Princess Evangile Portable Limited Edition CyberFront
  Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2012 Konami
  Te to Te Try On! Tropical Boost On
  Te to Te Try On! Tropical Limited Edition Boost On
PSV Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2012 Konami
360 Daisenryaku Perfect: Senjou no Hasha SystemSoft
  Daisenryaku Perfect: Senjou no Hasha Limited Edition SystemSoft
  Mahjong Dream Club D3
  Root Double Before Crime * After Days Yeti
  Root Double Before Crime * After Days Limited Edition Yeti

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

 PS3 Warriors Orochi 3 - Import Preorder

  The North American release of Warriors Orochi 3 for the Playstation 3 will be available on the Playstation Network only so we're offering the boxed European release of the game which ships next week. Preorders are welcome to ship on or around March 29, 2012.

From the Publisher
Warriors Orochi 3 combines the much loved heroes of the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series in an all new story that, for the first time, features characters from Ninja Gaiden, Warriors: Legends of Troy, Bladestorm, Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll and Dead or Alive!

   Years after the battle against Orochi, the Serpent King, the heroes of the Three Kingdoms and the Warring States struggle to seize control of the new universe they were thrown into, when a new treat arises! A terrible and colossal monster, resembling a serpent with eight heads casts its shadow across the land and defeats most of the brave warriors.

   Those that survive, assisted by the mysterious Kaguya, travel back through time to save fallen heroes, forge new alliances and collect powerful weapons to build an army to defeat the terrible Hydra. Through a vortex in time, more allies are dragged into their universe to take on the battle.

  • The biggest Warriors title to date: Warriors Orochi 3 will feature 120 playable characters
  • All new 'Bond system': Warriors Orochi 3 introduces the 'Bond system', where the bonds between characters can be increased by interaction in banquets, fighting side by side, rescuing struggling allies and accepting missions. Bonds influence the storyline and unlock extra attacks and new stages.
  • Customize and share online: Players can customize existing scenarios and then share them online for all to enjoy. Rate other players existing scenarios too. Create unique battlefields by acquiring battlefields elements in Story Mode.
  • New gameplay mechanics: Three player tag team mechanic allows players to use 3 characters at once and combine for deadly special moves. Warriors Orochi 3 also offers two-player split-screen co-op, two-player online Story mode and Free mode. Recruit a playing partner, or respond to the call of another player. All new actions including: Dash Chain, Counterattack, Support Attack, Switch Combo and True Triple Attack.
EAN Code: 5060073308811

Wii Xenoblade Chronicles + Classic Controller Pack - Late Import

   All backorders for Xenoblade Chronicles have shipped yesterday and new orders are welcome.

Please note PAL games are not compatible with vanilla NTSC Wii consoles with the latest firmware.
However, if you have an older Wii with firmware 3.2U and below, you can use the Freeloader to boot Xenoblade Chronicles on a North American Wii console without issues.

Game Synopsis

An epic clash between man and machine Available exclusively for the Wii system, the Xenoblade Chronicles game combines science fiction and fantasy into an unforgettable open-world adventure. Players will discover expansive environments and deep character customization options as they delve into an epic conflict between the Homs (humans) and Mechons (robots) and uncover the secret of the ancient Monado blade. With richly detailed role-playing elements, Xenoblade Chronicles offers an extraordinary experience for veteran gamers and genre newcomers alike.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles invites players to explore a truly vast open-world universe. In addition to the game's main quest, they can also take on side quests, seek out special items and uncover hidden areas.
  • Players can customize their characters by choosing from a wide array of weapons, armor, equipment and accessories. Each item not only enhances characters' abilities, but also affects the appearance of different characters in distinctive ways.
  • A unique upgrade system lets players improve their characters' performance throughout the game. They can earn upgrades during battle, trade with townspeople or collect and purchase items. Players can also use magical gems in enhance the abilities of their existing equipment.
  • The game also incorporates a unique relationship-building system called Affinity. Different characters will have distinct Affinity levels in relation to one another, which can influence their interactions and affect their progress through the game.
  • A sophisticated battle system in Xenoblade Chronicles includes special Chain Attacks - combo attacks involving all members of the questing party - as well as an Arts system that lets characters perform specialized actions and spells.
Jan Code: 045496400330

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

 PSV Super Monkey Ball Tokumori Asobita! - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» AiAi and friends are back in a new tilt 'n shift platform game where the goal is collecting bananas, swerving through stages, and overcoming obstacles. Vita-specific functionality is built into the game including motion control of AiAi, MeeMee, and GonGon, wireless cooperative play, and using the Vita's camera to snap photographs which can be crafted into objects and platforms to roll upon in stage-creation mode. Preorders are welcome to ship on June 14, 2012.

 Jan Code:

PSV Metal Gear Solid HD Edition - Import Preorder

From the Publisher
From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PlayStation Vita includes two of the most popular Metal Gear Solid titles from the past in true HD. Featuring both Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, the HD Collection offers gamers a chance to experience the epic gameplay, design and storytelling of the MGS franchise with all-new features including optimized controls designed to take full advantage of the Vita's touch-screen capabilities, a rebalanced user interface, along with trophies and game-saves that can be shared via TRANSFERRING (save data sharing) with the PS3 version of MGS HD Collection.

Product Features

  • Two Epic Games in One - Featuring hours of endless fun, play through two of the treasured classics in the Metal Gear Solid universe with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  • Optimized Controls - Utilize the PS Vita's unique touch-screen controls to battle enemies while traversing the landscapes
  • Finely Tuned Interface -Tweaked, rebalanced user interface helps maximize the users efficiency
  • An Inimitable Universe - Experience some of the greatest gaming design, storytelling and presentation of all-time with the heroic Metal Gear Solid universe
  • Transferring - Continue your saved game no matter where you are by transferring your trophies and save-game data back and forth from your PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita
Jan Code: 4988602162417

 3DS Rune Factory 4 - Import Preorder

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» A new hero named 'Les' and a new heroine named 'Frey' take up the hoe for the farm and explore in Rune Factory 4 which places the protagonists in the position of royalty. Given their new stations in life, albeit temporarily, Les and Frey are charged with building up the town and increasing the visitors that the fledgling city can draw from surrounding territories. Preorders ship on July 19, 2012.
Jan Code: 4535506301925

Monday, March 19, 2012

 PS3 Saint Seiya Sanctuary Battle - Pending New Import

 As of 11:39AM EST, the shipment from U.K. isn't in yet but it should arrive this afternoon and preorders for the European version of Saint Seiya are expected to ship today. Thanks.

From the Publisher

SAINT SEIYA - Sanctuary Battle will immerse players in the most popular drama from Saint Seiya: the Sanctuary, as Seiya and his companions fight side by side to defeat the gold saints of the twelve palaces and protect Athena. As players complete quests and progress through the twelve levels, they can inflict tremendous damage on their foes with fast-paced Cosmo power-up attacks. 

SAINT SEIYA - Sanctuary Battle
will also include a special mode which allows the player to go further in Saint Seiya universe with alternate stories to delight the fans. The game’s environments, characters, Myth Cloths and enemies have been designed to be faithful to the anime. Featuring the original Japanese voiceover, the game will offer the most complete mythical Saint Seiya experience ever.

  • Save Athena, save the world: the faithful story mode is based on the most beloved arc from the original Saint Saiya anime
  • Awaken Seventh Sense: Reveal your inner strength and awaken your Seventh Sense to match the power of the mighty Gold Saints. Will you discover the mysterious "True Seventh Sense"?
   European Playstation 3 games are in English. PS3 software is also region-free and compatible with any version of the Playstation 3 hardware.

3DS Inazuma Eleven Blizzard/Fireball - Pending New Import

   As of 11:39AM EST, the shipment from U.K. isn't in yet but it should arrive this afternoon and preorders for the European versions of  Inazuma Eleven 2 are expected to ship today. Thanks.

From the Publisher

Inazuma Eleven 2 is the next iteration in the Inazuma Eleven series.

   The game follows the journey of teenage goalkeeper and team captain Mark Evans, and carries directly on from the ending of the first game Inazuma Eleven. After winning the football tournament at the end of the previous game, the school is suddenly attacked by mysterious aliens! Mark and the rest of his team, the Raimon Eleven, must now travel all around Japan to find the strongest football players in order to defeat the aliens in a football match before they destroy the world.

   For the second entry in the series, the game has been released in two versions: Inazuma Eleven 2: Firestorm and Inazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard. The games are fundamentally the same, however as with the comparable Pokémon series, each version has certain aspects that make it unique.

  • Unique role-playing game blended football, play action-packed matches via the Touch Screen!
  • Collect over 1500 characters to form the user’s own distinct football team
  • Up to 4 players can play via local wireless
  • New and more special skills, abilities and characters
  • Special premium matches will be unlocked after completing the game
  • Fully localized voice-work and animation sequences
The European release of Inazuma Eleven is playable in English and ships on or around March 16, 2012.

 NEWS Japanese Release Outlook - Arrivals on Thursday

NDS Pokemon + Nobunaga no Yabou Nintendo
3DS Hime Girl Paradise: Mechikawa! Age Sakari Sensation!  N. Columbia
  Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami Nintendo
  Pac-Man Party 3D Namco
PS3 Attouteki Yuugi: Mugen Souls Idea Factory
  Attouteki Yuugi: Mugen Souls Limited Edition Idea Factory
  Devil May Cry HD Collection Capcom
  Ninja Gaiden 3 Koei Tecmo
  Ninja Gaiden 3 Collector's Edition Koei Tecmo
PSP Fairy Tail: Zelef Kakusei Konami
  Hana Oni Twin Pack Idea Factory
  Hana Oni Yume no Tsuzuki Idea Factory
  Hana Oni Yume no Tsuzuki Limited Edition Idea Factory
PSV Let's Try Bass Fishing: Fish On Vita Kadokawa
360 Devil May Cry HD Collection Capcom
  Ninja Gaiden 3 Koei Tecmo
  Ninja Gaiden 3 Collector's Edition Koei Tecmo

Friday, March 16, 2012

 MAG Weekly Famitsu 1215 - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The March 29, 2012 issue of Weekly Famitsu includes coverage of the following games and events in the Japanese marketplace:

» Report from the Game Developers Conference 2012 along with photos of the keynote speakers.
» Previews for PS3 Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation which ships in June 2012 and Biohazard Chronicles HD Selection which ships on June 28, 2012.
» Reviews for PSP DJ Max Portable: Black Square (6/7/6/7), PSP Hakuouki: Bakumatsu Musou Roku (8/7/7/7), PSP Littlewitch Parfait: Kuroneko Mahouten Monogatari (6/7/5/7), PSP Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen (10/10/9/9), PSV Little Busters! Converted Edition (8/8/7/7), 3DS Hime Girl Paradise: Mechikawa! Agemori Sensation! (7/7/6/7), 3DS Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami (10/10/10/10), 3DS Pac-Man Party 3D (7/7/6/8), PS3 FIFA Street (8/8/7/8), PS3 Attouteki Yuugi: Mugen Souls (8/8/7/8), PS3 Ninja Gaiden 3 (9/9/9/9), X360 Ninja Gaiden 3 (9/9/9/9).
» Continuing coverage on PS3/X360 Dragon's Dogma which includes info on the character creation process, quests, and the game world.
» Phantasy Star Online 2 is headed to the Vita and the PC next year and Famitsu offers four pages of screenshots and information.
» Every copy of Famitsu 1215 includes a Shining Blade placard sandwiched between pages 74-75.
» Interview with Toshihiro Nagoshi and Takumi Saitoh on their work with Kurohyou 2: Ryu ga Gotoku Ashura Hen.
» Fruity beverages and coffee drinks are featured in this week's PICK UP FOOD.

Japanese Product Title: 週刊ファミ通 2012年3月29日号
JAN Code: 4910218850327

 NEWS General Updates

PS3 Saint Seiya Sanctuary Battle - Shipment update
«©NCSX» The European version of PS3 Saint Seiya Sanctuary Battle is expected on Monday or Tuesday of next week. The European releases of Inuzama 2 (Blizzard and Firestorm) are also expected early next week along with a shipment of the special edition of Xenoblade Chronicles which is packaged with a red controller for the European Wii. Similar to the release of Last Story, North American Wii consoles can play Xenoblade Chronicles if you haven't updated your firmware beyond firmware 3.2U by using the Freeloader.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

 PSP Shining Blade - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» When a machination is set in motion to awaken Dark Dragon, the ruler of the Dragonia Empire, the world is roiled by carnage and violent dragons. To make things right again, Soul Bladers are summoned into the fray whose special gift is the ability to transform spirit power into weapons known as 'Soul Blades.' One such Soul Blader is a red-haired lad named Reiji (Rage) who teams up with a siren named Lorelei who possesses the power of the 'Mana Song' which is integral to returning the power of spirits back to the world. The game features over 10 such songs which all have unique effects including health recovery, lowering enemy defenses, and bolstering the party's defenses. 

    The first printing of Shining Blade will ship with a bonus fan disk which includes a digital accessories collection for the PC and PSP, short cinemas of the cast of characters, and a sound gallery. The bonus was given away by the publisher in 50% ratio.

Japanese Product Title: シャイニング・ブレイド
JAN Code: 4974365900779

PSP Shining Blade Accessory Pack - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Sega releases an accessory pack to dovetail with the debut of the Shining Blade game in Japan this week. The bundle includes:

» PSP carrying pouch along with 8 heroine character designs which may be mounted on the pouch to tailor it to your taste. 
» PSP decals to decorate the PSP's shell.
» Set of three UMD storage cases
Japanese Product Name: シャイニング・ブレイド アクセサリーセット
JAN Code: 4974365910938

 PSP Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Premium~3rd Story~ - New Import

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» Tokememo Girl's Side 3rd Story was originally released on the Nintendo DS in 2010 and Konami upgrades the game on the PSP. The protagonist is a girl who attends a high school for three years and encounters a coterie of handsome boys who set her heart aflutter. Updates to the PSP rendition include a new character, a revised 'Approach Mode' where the protagonist strategizes on how to contact a boy, and a 'Live 2D' feature where the boys speak and react with lifelike facial expressions, tics, and gestures.

   The first production of the game will ship with a bonus Girl's Side Premium 3rd Story CD.
Japanese Product Title: ときめきメモリアル GIRL'S SIDE PREMIUM-3RD STORY-  
Jan Code: 4988602161830

 PSP Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable Limited Box

NCS Product Synopsis
«©NCSX» The limited edition of Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable includes the following items:

» Handkerchief
» Figma figure of Madoka Kanome
Kyubey pouch
» Puella Magi Madoka Magica Blu-Ray

   All preorders for the regular and limited edition of the game are shipping today.

Japanese Product Title: 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ ポータブル 限定契約BOX
Jan Code: 4582224499618