I think I may be able to convince my wife to let us buy this for my dad for his birthday... maybe. The reviews are certainly interesting, a strategy title that is surprisingly deep, deceivingly cute and well done storyline, etc.. Read up here:http://wii.ign.com/articles/976/976108p1.html
Sounds like Pikmin and Fire Emblem on steroids. I'm in.
Lastly it launches in the US today (according to Wikipedia, its been wrong before, but its usually right)
Update: I'm not just full of hot air, I DID actually buy it for my dad and he IS getting it for his b-day next week. Details of our experience together will be added in a further post if its worthy of one.