I was browsing through Polygon, and I ran across this link: http://www.polygon.com/2012/11/12/3637220/half-minute-hero-developers-gauging-sequel-localization-through-survey
There are web petitions. There are web surveys. Some have been successful (Dark Souls PC), others have made an arguable difference (Xenoblade and Last Story), but this is probably the first time I've seen a developer start their own survey and ask, "Yo, are people interested in this game?" I'd hesitate to even call it a survey, since there's only one question on it.
For those who haven't played the original, Half-Minute Hero is a super-fast spoof on the JRPG. And the sequel hasn't left Japan. Not yet.
EDIT: Link to the actual survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1080112/Half-Minute-Hero-2-Coming-to-the-West