We've finally started making some progress! We're starting to actually draw out the maps (pencil and paper first) so we can decide what goes where. Right now we just have a bunch of cool ideas floating around without anything connecting them. Once the maps are drawn out we can start building the maps.
We thought of another cool weapon: a high-tech shield. It starts as this tiny orb you can just carry around. When you hit whatever button, this vector web shoots out and surrounds you, then the shield builds itself around you like a jet-black shell. The animation is great. We plan to have him do some sledding on the overturned shield too, so we've got platforming and weaponry in one.
Music hasn't gotten any further. My computer's been out getting repairs made to a broken D drive, so I've been restricted to pencil and paper.
Still no release date, sorry