Last Friday's NIS America press event started with President Haru Akenaga apologizing for the localization job on Ar Tonelico II and wrapped with the announcement of several new upcoming games.
It also doesn't seem to have all that much to do with hitchhiking. Sure there's a thumb cursor and some vehicles you're trying to "flag down" via all manner of Wii-mote flailing you can imagine. But where's the grungy charm, the moral ambiguity? And where is the vague threat of being stabbed?