It ships on Oct. 7th I spent almost a year playing the first game (seriously) and I never, ever got bored of it. I love how you can level up pretty much every ability you have, then level up your crops, then level them up even more . It was the first game I actually bought after I got a flashcard because it is just so full of stuff. I can't wait for the second game, I can't find any reviews of it yet, but an import review from a long time ago praised the game greatly. It said it wasn't ALOT better than the first game and improved some of the flaws like boring fighting and ugly character models. It has better touchscreen controls, a longer (multi-generational) story and more events/character interactions. Is anyone else excited for it?