Joel from Frozenbyte here - we're having some network trouble and our PR plans are a bit messed up because of that right now, so I will paraphrase the important bits:
- Update released in Europe
- Australia & New Zealand release date set to January 31 (Thursday)
- Australia & New Zealand launch discount and other details to be announced next week
Update contents: The update includes support for the Wii U Pro Controller, Voice Chat for online multiplayer, German vocals, improved graphics rendering and a bunch of minor gameplay features and fixes.
North American update is coming "soon" - we'll have to wait and see how long that turns out to be, but I'm reasonably hopeful it won't be too long now either.
So there we go. Sorry again for the long delay with the update and also AU&NZ release, it's taken way longer than we were anticipating, but at least it's the home stretch now! We're very interested to hear feedback on the update, the graphics alone should elicit some comments. :) (Although I'm sure that such a drastic change may also get some negative feedback - in that case try turning the Brightness sliders all the way to the right.)