Everything came in this week and my son and I just
had a blast with VC2.
I haven't played VC1 yet but all the menus on VC2 are in English. Theres a little Japanese text between levels and during the attract mode but overall this version is very import friendly for the non Japanese reader/speaker.
And my AR 4-in1 has cheats for all regions of VC1 but not VC2
Update: VC1 is just as friendly. Weird thing is that it used my save game file from the US version of VC1.
Next... House of the Dead or Area 51.