In all honesty, I didn't even know this game existed until I listened to RFN 149 on my way to work this morning. Big thanks to Greg for slipping this bit of info in at the end, because it has really made my day.
I'm not sure which direction Skip is taking with this entry, but I'm glad that they are continuing the series regardless. It will be a real shame if this game is quarantined in Japan, though.
Given NOA's odd localization strategy, it wouldn't be impossible to believe that this game may never see release stateside. Hopefully if NOA snubs it, NOE will pick it up as they have done with some of the quirkier games in the past.
Regardless, being that Chessa and I love this series so much, we'll make it a point to keep everyone posted with any information we happen to learn.