Left are to finish non-mapping-related coding, music and sounds (not to mention testing obviously).
It's still quite some work, and especially taking into account this is NOT our next mod to be released (we still need to release (at least) "Legacy" before it) - team can't make a promise to release NML this year. I'll be done...when it'll be done.
Sequel is already in planning.
Thank you all for the support!