First, from all the sonicomi project staff we wish you a merry Christmas thanks everyone who trust and support us.
Second, regarding the first partial patch some good & bad news. The bad news, the first patch has been greatly delayed mostly because of the lack of staff and staff members disappearing/going MIA one after another. The good news is that given the translation progress in scripts we are also planning to include the tutorial as part of the first patch. Expect more news soon™.