Oof, I've been so busy at my new job that I didn't even see this thread.
I am psyched, but frustrated! The other DQ games that have come out for 3DS so far have zero announcements about coming to America. I am just so upset by the region locking on the 3DS, man. If this and Rocket Slime 3DS come out for this region, I'll be a happy camper.
Dragon Quest VII has a very special place in my heart. If nothing else, I'm using this as an excuse to finally make my DQ7 costume dreams come true in 2013.