Well, I've been hard at work getting those new features in! We've got various types of leeches which steal your energy but you can't steal any from them. We've got magic spells called Reveal and Shield. The shield protects you from damage (probably didn't even need to describe it...) and the reveal shows you more about the stage. There's also a bomb that slowly ticks down until it explodes. You'll need to make sure that you have a shield charged up before it goes off!
After that I mainly have the stage selection to put in and then it's just tidying things up. I'm fairly confident that my side of things will be ready by this time next week, but it looks like I won't get the stuff in for DD2 that I wanted to.