Signs of an unfortunate unplugging of Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol for the Nintendo DS arrived earlier this month amid pre-order cancellations issued by GameStop. Coupled with a change in release date, it appeared that the quirky franchise was experiencing quite some difficulty in reaching its portable destination. Nintendo has since confirmed that the game is still on its way -- just not to all stores.

Speaking to GameSpot, a Nintendo representative noted that Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol would be made available "exclusively at Wal-Mart stores nationwide." Does limiting the game's retail range imply a lack of faith in the game or its commercial appeal? We'll find out on October 2nd... if we can make it to our neighborhood Wal-Mart, that is.

[Via DS Fanboy]

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