I just called Proud International. I got the owner/designer on the phone and he claims that the first 600 units are due to hit Canada on June 9th. He indicated that if I send an email telling him where I live (I'm close to their offices near Toronto) he will send me a list of gaming stores that have ordered stock near me. I intend to buy this game, though like you I'm leery of being a guinea pig. If I get it I will try and write a review to help other fence sitters out.