Release should be...'soon', if after implementing most of the major items, the bug fixes before alpha release, etc, once all of the basic features get implemented. Soon in airquotes due to the nature of implementing more major items and bug fixes, which are a bit far off in the future, and I really don't know how much time will get devoted to implementing such.
I took a break from this, due to laziness mostly. Was working on a title animation, so there was a lot of gruntwork with editing multiple frames one by one. I've gotten back to that and the title animation should be done by tonight or tomorrow. Then is the fun stuff I'm looking forward to, which is savedata/savedata naming.