I read earlier today that it's going to get an US release this fall, yay! (and wow we get the first one about that time in Europe) I actually never really played the first, because I was hoping for the second to get released too (and I know, if I had been playing the first the second would have been a little bit too repetitive for my taste). Anywaaaays... I love the character design and I really like this generations thing, you get a child and it becomes the new hero/ine.... (the fact that I can play a girl then and hit on that adorable elf guy makes it even more awesome. :>) There should be a girls version of Rune Factory too.... *_* Haha, anyways, who else can't wait to play it?