Sorry I didn't see your reply, fenton! Would've replied sooner if I did
Thanks for the support, and to answer your questionss:
1) Yes, that's Ice's son Jimmy (Ice is using him as an excuse to see the puppet show)
2) The game is now very close to the post-production stage. By that I mean the game itself is almost done. After that comes music, speech, and general tidying up. (Now would be a great time for Lucasarts Pamela support, Pumaman!!!!)
3) Yes, the cutscenes are being worked on now, but I'm having to wait for a certain fellow AGS-er to finish some 3d-work *cough* Mozesh! *cough*
4) If I get this right, all but Steve and the trainer from the original return in the sequel, and there are about a dozen new characters. I'll probably do as many voices as I can (like in the original), but maybe I can find a cameo role for you or something! Sorry I can't be less vague, but I'm not thinking about the voices much yet...
5) Yes, she does sound like a man!! However, she only has one line (hey, it hurts my throat to do it
6) Yes, SJ is back. But rest assured, this is far from the old "villain from the first one seeks revenge in the second" plot...
ETA: September. Sorry about pushing it back like this, but the game is undergoing MAJOR polishing, and will be well worth the wait. That said, I'm really pushing to get it done before college starts again in October.
Here's hoping, and it's about time we had another sneak: