I somewhat enjoy that a game that many people wanted to be released is being released, and it generates so much negativity, since God forbid Europe gets it first... it really restores my faith in mankind's ability to be cynical and bitter no matter what.
To help restore your faith even further, let me go on:Nintendo:
"We aren't going to release this game. The first set of NPC titles didn't sell well."Me:
"Ok, after waiting for (literally) years in the hope that you would change your mind, and considering that the release schedule for the final year of Wii has been given with no mention of Pikmin 2, and knowing that Wii U will be on shelves in a couple of months so that Nintendo's focus will be squarely on promoting that system and the new 3DS, I'll go through extra effort and expense to legally find a way to play this game that I really wanted."Nintendo:
"Oh yeah, we'll release it now. Sorry about that confusion with the 'never gonna happen' stuff before, and for leaving all of you Wii gamers out to dry for a year with no releases even though there were a handful of already translated games we could have shipped, and for not setting expectations with our core gamers so that they know a reasonable time in advance that it's actually coming. That was our bad... but hope you all love me now for being awesome and giving you what you wanted!"
It's like when people thank NoA for finally releasing Xenoblade, even though they wouldn't have done so except GameStop approached them and cut a deal to take on publishing risks so that it could come out here. Or The Last Story, where XSeed did the same thing.
They have every right to release or withhold games on whatever basis or timeline they want. As a consumer I have every right to be disappointed in the way that Nintendo (NoA in particular) has been handling their business over the past couple of years.