So it's the middle of the week, I thought you'd want an update. 0.46 has been updated with all the art, and turned into 0.47. It's currently being looked at by Gorb and Thudmeizer who are going to be doing the Great Devourer Mode and AI coding respectively.
Once they're done we'll have 0.48 - which is our internal testing version. We'll be running about a week's worth of tests (maybe less), to see whether there are any glaring issues with it. If there are, Gorb will have to take a swing at fixing them. If there aren't, we'll release 0.5b1.
So nearly there now.
We might wind up taking one more week than we thought, apparently the AI team are a little snowed under.
Seems like our testing will start next week, and then you'll have it the week after.